Watermelon Granita

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Watermelon granita – This Easy 4 ingredient granita recipe is best for your summer party, it is sweet, fruity, and just like eating snow! This is all you need for this summer! 

watermelon granita served in pink bowl with spoon in

Watermelon Granita:

The Origin of the Granita Recipe is from Sicily and is widely popular in Italy and available in different variations throughout.

This melt in your fruit ice dessert is semi-frozen and made of watermelon, sugar, mint leaves, lemon juice.

However, there are so many variations in the making of granita from different fruits and other flavoring agents!

Granita has the coarser and crystalline texture which is similar to sorbet or Italian ice.

Frozen watermelon juice is scraped or shaved to produce a crystal texture.

This granita recipe is,

Easy to make, all you need just 4 ingredients to make this recipe.

The best way to beat the summer, it is so refreshing, no ice cream maker needed, no popsicle mold needed. A tasty dessert that you can make with less effort.

Minimal prep and make-ahead dessert, all you need just a few minutes to make this recipe and pop them in the freezer.

How to make Watermelon Granita:

 

watermelon , lemon juice, sugar, mint leaves in small bowl
These all the ingredients to make Watermelon granita.
Sugar and water in sauce pan
Add sugar and water to the saucepan and heat up just to melt.
chopped watermelon and mint leaves in blender
To a blender, add watermelon pieces, mint leaves.
a small glass bowl of lemon juice is being added to blender
Add Lemon juice
water sugar mixture is being added to blender that has cubed watermelon
Add sugar water.
watermelon puree in blender
Puree for a few seconds. (you can strain them in mesh colander )
granita recipe is in glass container
Pour watermelon juice to a freezer safer container. Freeze them for 2 hours.
granita is in glass container is scraped using fork
Remove and scrape the frozen sides using a fork and place it back in the freezer. Repeat this process for 2 or 3 times to scrape every 2 hours until the mixer is completely frozen.

granita served in pink bowl with spoon in

Tips to make the Granita:

Strain the puree: To get the smooth texture of the watermelon granite, you can Strain the watermelon puree in a mesh colander.
Sugar or sweeter is added as per your preference.

Sugar syrup -Boiling the sugar and water just to dissolve the sugar, gives you the right consistency for proper freezing.

Flavors: There are so many variations in granita, for this recipe you can add cardamom powder/vanilla essence/cinnamon powder to enhance the flavor.

Scraping: Scrape the granita using a fork and repeat the process to freeze and scrape until all the parts of the mixer are frozen.

FAQS:

1. How long can you keep the granita in the freezer?

The granita keeps up well for 1 week in the freezer.

Before you serve, let them remain on the countertop for 10 minutes and using fork scrape up the granita.

2. What is the difference between sorbet and granita?

The difference lies in the texture, the sorbet is smooth, soft, and creamy whereas granita is flakey, shaved ice, crunchy.

3. What are the fruits that can be used for granita?

Fruits like pineapple, strawberries, peaches, grapes, blueberries, mangoes, cantaloupe are best for making granita.

Recipes you would like to try:

Mango icecream 

Strawberry cobbler

Apple Cinnamon Crisp

Homemade Banana Pudding

Grilled Figs with Orange Sauce

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Watermelon Granita


  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This Easy 4 ingredient granita recipe is best for your summer party, it is sweet, fruity, and just like eating snow! This is all you need for this summer!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups Watermelon (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 cup water.

Instructions

  1. Peel the skin of the watermelon and dice into cubes.
  2. Add sugar and water to the saucepan and heat up just to melt.
  3. To a blender, add watermelon pieces, mint leaves. Lemon juice, sugar water mixture.
  4. Puree for a few seconds. ( you can also strain them in mesh colander)
  5. Pour watermelon juice to a freezer safer container. Freeze them for 2 hours.
  6. Remove and scrape the frozen sides using a fork and place it back in the freezer. Repeat this process for 2 or 3 times to scrape every 2 hours until the mixer is completely frozen.
  7. Watermelon granita is ready to be served.

Notes

TIPS:

Strain the puree: To get the smooth texture of the watermelon granite, you can Strain the watermelon puree inmost colander.
Sugar or sweeter is added as per your preference.

Sugar syrup -Boiling the sugar and water just to dissolve the sugar, gives you the right consistency for proper freezing.

Flavors: There are so many variations in granita, for this recipe you can add cardamom powder/vanilla essence/cinnamon powder to enhance the flavor.

Scraping: Scrape the granita using a fork and repeat the process to freeze and scrape until all the parts of the mixer are frozen.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: watermelon granita, granita, granita recipe

 

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