Two glass bowls of watermelon granita with mint, white wooden backdrop with green mint leaves and bronze spoons. A square white bowl holding cut watermelon in the background.
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Watermelon Granita with Mint

This refreshing dessert, watermelon granita with mint, is the perfect combination of sweet melon and herbs! Perfect for a warm summers eve!

Course Dessert, Fruit
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword granita recipes, watermelon granita, watermelon recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Freezing 3 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 quart
Calories 762 kcal
Author ijustmakesandwiches

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces watermelon cubed
  • 5 ounces Sugar
  • .5 ounce mint leaves and stems

Instructions

  1. Take cubed watermelon, sugar, and mint and place in a medium sauce pot. Stir.
  2. Cook over medium high heat and boil for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let steep for 20 minutes.
  3. Take out the mint and place watermelon and juice in a blender and blend until smooth. Strain into your freezing container. Place in fridge until cool.
    Because of the high water content, I thought that watermelon would be best served as a granita! What is a granita???
  4. Once the mixture is cool, place into the freezer and every hour, stir mixture with a fork to create the icy crystals. Mix in thinly sliced mint at the end.
  5. Scoop and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Granita with Mint
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 762 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Potassium 842mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 195g 65%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 183g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 89.5%
Vitamin C 72.3%
Calcium 8.2%
Iron 13.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.