Watermelon and Lime Granita

Total Time
Prep 4 mins
Cook 5 mins

I love the flavours of watermelon and lime and this makes a very cool and refreshing treat in the summer months.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and stir over a low heat until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Bring the mixture to the boil.
  3. Cook without stirring for 3-4 minutes until the mixture is syrupy.
  4. Remove from the heat, stir in the lime juice and rind (zest) and allow to cool.
  5. Puree the watermelon in a blender or processor until smooth.
  6. You may need to do it in batches.
  7. Transfer the watermelon puree to a bowl and stir in the lime syrup.
  8. Pour into a shallow metal pan (such as a cake tin).
  9. Freeze for 3-4 hours, separating and stirring with a fork every half an hour, until the mixture is like shaved ice consistancy.
  10. For a nice presentation serve in martini glasses and garnish with lime slices.
Most Helpful

I knew I would love this-anything w/ lime and you can't go wrong w/ watermelon-DELICIOUS-and very refreshing-especially after a spicy meal!!! Thank you, dale, for a great recipe! Made for the Think Pink Tag Game In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, October 2008.

Mrs.Jack October 23, 2008

Not only extremely delicious, but easy to put together. I wanted to try the recipe using Splenda and the only difference I noted was that the mixture did not become syrupy. I continued, undaunted and prepared the rest of the recipe. What wonderful granita. I know that I will make it again and again. Thank you for this treat!

Aikiwoman June 19, 2008

So delicious! I did not use the zest, and added 1/4 tsp of vanilla. You can also freeze these in ice cube trays, then pulse in a food processor, to save yourself the scraping steps. For the presentation, I saved the lime halves, and served the granita mounded in them like little watermelons (you could even use currants, if you want "seeds"). Tasted and looked great!

Maito August 13, 2007