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Watermelon Granita

Thank you to Oster for sponsoring the post for today’s Watermelon Granita! We’re using the blender to whip up a slightly sweetened watermelon and lime mixture, then transforming it into an icy treat in the freezer. Simple and perfect for these hot summer days.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword granita, watermelon granita, fruit granita
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Freeze time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 67kcal
Author Nicole
Cost $10


  • Oster Blender


  • 1/3 cup very hot water
  • 5 basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 lb diced watermelon, seeded
  • 2 tbsp lime juice


  • Add the water to a microwave proof bowl or measuring cup. Add basil leaves. Microwave 3-4 minutes or until very hot and almost boiling. 
  • Pour water and sugar in to the blender. Blend until smooth. 
  • Add the lime juice and watermelon. Pulse until smooth. 
  • Pour the mixture in to a 9x12 metal baking dish. Place in the freezer on a flat surface. Freeze for 20 minutes. Pull it out and use a fork to stir the mixture. Place back in the freezer and repeat again, but stir after 15 minutes. Repeat the process until the mixture has completely crystalized. 
  • Spoon in to bowls and garnish with fresh basil and whipped cream if desired. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 433IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg