Easy Watermelon Granita

Easy Watermelon Granita

With Summer in full swing and these three-digit temperatures in Dallas, I just want to have cool drinks and hang out in the pool all day.  Today we’re making a watermelon granita! This easy watermelon granita is a fun way to make a simple treat fancy.

Watermelon Granita

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What Is a Granita

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A granita is basically a fancy snow cone or slushie. Granita just sounds so lux and upscale. Doesn’t “would you like a granita darling” sounds so much better than, “you want a slushie?” My granita recipe is super simple and only has 2 ingredients—3 if you decide to make it boozy.

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This watermelon granita is also great for entertaining.  I have this theory that once you put something in a martini glass, it automatically becomes fancy. Try it, I’m telling you it works!  Go ahead and make it this weekend and wow your family or if you have guests.

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Watermelon Granita Recipe

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Watermelon Granita Recipe

Watermelon Granita Recipe

This watermelon granita is the perfect Summer treat! It's easy to make, delicious and refreshing. It's great for entertaining too because it looks fancy.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups watermelon ( use a melon baller for easy scooping) with the seeds removed
  • 2 Tablespoons your favorite sweetener (I used agave). Sweeten to your liking.
  • Fresh mint for garnish (optional)

Instructions

    1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender.
    2. Pour the liquid mixture into a shallow baking dish. Place the dish on a level surface in your freezer. Set your time for one hour.
    3. After an hour, remove the mixture from the freezer and use a fork to scrape through the icy mixture.
    4. Set your timer for 2 hours and repeat step 3. You should be left with slushy ice crystals.
    5. Serve in a martini glass and garnish with fresh mint.

Notes

If you want to make this a boozy granita add 1/4 cup of your favorite booze (I like to use vodka, rum, or Rose').

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Watermelon Sorbet

If you want to make watermelon sorbet then you can skip the step where you scrape the ice after an hour. Instead, let the mixture freeze for 4 hours then scoop into a glass. Keep it fancy and put that thing in a martini glass or your favorite bowl.

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Boozy Watermelon Granita

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You know I live for a boozy frozen treat! You can serve this watermelon granita to kids but if you want to make it boozy and more of a cocktail then add your favorite alcohol to the mix as indicated in the recipe card. You can also top off the virgin granita with alcohol. Top it off with rum, vodka, rose’, or your favorite sparkling wine. So yummy!

How to Store Granita

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Store your granita in the freezer in a covered freezer-safe container. It could also be stored in a freezer bag.

Watermelon Granita

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If you found this helpful go ahead and pin this post to Pinterest to spread the word.

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If you make this recipe be sure to post it on Instagram and Facebook and tag @mochasandmimosas!

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