Fresh lime and ginger take watermelon's flavor up a notch. Make this icy treat when you'll be home all day. It's super easy, but you need to scrape it a few times over the course of a few hours.

Source: Midwest Living


Credit: Brie Passano

Recipe Summary

15 mins
4 hrs 15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a blender, combine watermelon, lime zest and juice, 1/2 cup sugar and the ginger. Cover and blend until smooth. Taste; add up to 1/2 cup more sugar if necessary. Strain mixture into a 13×9-inch baking pan. Freeze 1 hour.

  • Stir with a fork, making sure to mix frozen parts around the edges with the still-liquid parts in the center. Repeat this process until mixture is frozen throughout and has the texture of shaved ice, stirring every hour up to 4 hours. If not serving right away, cover and keep frozen up to 3 days.

  • To serve, scrape granita with a fork, breaking up any large chunks, to form icy flakes. Serve in wine glasses or parfait glasses. Garnish with lime peel or slices.

Nutrition Facts

131 calories; carbohydrates 34g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 30g; protein 1g; vitamin a 1161.2IU; vitamin c 21.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 7.8mcg; sodium 3mg; potassium 251mg; calcium 18mg; iron 0.5mg.