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Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita

Light, Refreshing Dessert perfect for Summer. Only 3 ingredients are needed to make this delicious Watermelon Granita. #summer #watermelon #dessert #vegan

Soon the weather will be warmer and we’ll be craving lighter foods and recipes that will help cool us down. Watermelon Granita is the perfect treat to make on a hot, summer day. It only requires three ingredients and it is super easy to make.

Watermelon Granita is the perfect treat for a hot summer day. Easy to make and only 3 ingredients needed! #summer #watermelon #vegan #dessert

This was my first time making a granita and it was really easy. It does take an afternoon to make but most of that time is inactive. To start the granita the watermelon, lime juice, and agave nectar get blended. Then the mixture is transfered to a freezer safe dish. After the mixture has been chilling for 3 hours, you start the scrapping process using a fork. It goes back into the freezer and you repeat this process about another 2 times or until the mixture is completely frozen.

It is worth the planning ahead. Trust me on this one.

Refreshing Watermelon Granita is the perfect summer treat to cool you down. #vegan #dessert #summer

Whenever I am making a fruit based dessert or agua fresca, I always like to taste the fruit before blending. If your fruit is really sweet, you might want to add less agave nectar. Or if you find yourself with a fruit that isn’t quite ripe, add more sweetener to taste.

Watermelon Granita is the perfect treat to cool you down on a hot summer day! It is light and refreshing! #summer #dessert #watermelon #vegan

When the weather gets warmer, give this Watermelon Granita a try. It would be perfect served for a lighter desert at your Summer BBQ. If you do give it a try, be sure to tag us @thymeandlove on Instagram. We love seeing what you have been making!

Light, Refreshing Dessert perfect for Summer. Only 3 ingredients are needed to make this delicious Watermelon Granita. #summer #watermelon #dessert #vegan

Watermelon Granita

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes

A light, refreshing dessert that is easy to make. Perfect for enjoying on a hot, summer day!


  • 8 Cups Watermelon, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Agave Nectar, or to taste


  1. Add half the watermelon, lime juice and agave to a blender. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a freezer safe 9 by 13 baking dish.
  2. Add the remaining watermelon, lime juice and agave to the blend and blend. Transfer to the baking dish. Carefully stir the mixture.
  3. Place the baking dish into the freezer and freeze for 3 hours. Remove the pan and begin the scrapping process. Use a fork to scrape the top frozen layer. Return the pan back into the freezer with the scrape ice on top. After another 2 hours, remove the pan and scrape the mixture again. Transfer back into the freezer for another 2-3 hours until the watermelon is completely frozen and the whole mixture has been shaved.
  4. Keep the mixture in the freezer until ready to serve. Cover with plastic wrap.

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Cool down on a hot day with this refreshing watermelon granita! #vegan #summer #dessert

Xo Jeni 

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Miam Miam & Yum

Friday 13th of May 2016

Hi Jeni, This granita looks absolutely fantastic (especially in these glasses!) and I bet it tastes amazing too! I ill try it as soon as watermelons are in season, despite the fact that I don't particularly like the scraping sound the forks makes against the frozen fruit! Take care,

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