May 24, 2011

Refreshing Watermelon Granita

If my children had a choice, they would probably live off of watermelon if they could.  And though we've yet to test this, I think each of my sons could eat a whole large watermelon in one sitting.  I would not be surprised.

Well, thank goodness there's an endless supply of the fruit in the summer.  I'm trying to find more creative ways to prepare and serve it, and when I saw a watermelon granita recipe in the latest issue of Whole Living, I knew I hit the jackpot.  And can I tell you how much my sons loved it?

The real beauty of this delightful treat is how incredibly simple it is to make.  My older son loved lending a hand in making this, almost as much as he loved eating it.  Almost.

If you're having a barbeque or get-together this coming holiday weekend, I couldn't recommend an easier or more refreshing dessert to serve your guests.   Garnish with mint or a slice of lime.  Top with raspberries or blueberries. 

And then grab a spoon and dig in.  I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

For recipe as featured on Whole Living, click here.  I reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup, and it was just enough.  Garnish with lime and raspberries.  Delicious.


  1. that looks so refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day. Photos are beautiful too. Hope it was yummy!


  2. Rachel, that looks so awesome and would be perfect for the sweltering summer we've been having! That recipe is almost exactly how I make my watermelon juice, except sometimes I add a little orange juice & the juice from a small piece of fresh ginger. Not sure how much the kids would enjoy that though :) Now you got me wondering why I never thought of freezing it! :) Thank you for the inspiration! :)

  3. Thanks, Julie! I hope you're enjoying your time on the east coast.

    And @The Harried Cook - Marsha, what a fabulous idea to incorporate ginger. I'll try that next time!

  4. i LOVE this idea! ice cold watermelon is my all time favorite fruit. i can eat an entire watermelon by myself too. hahahaha. :)

  5. Sounds and looks wonderful! Lots of watermelon on sale by me and this looks to be the perfect way to serve it. Thanks for the recipe! Most of the granita recipes call for scraping at it often...something I just can't get myself to do. :-)

  6. Sorry about the double comment, Rachel! I just wanted to tell you that I love your blog so much that I left you an award (or five:)) on my blog :) I hope you'll stop by and pick them up!

  7. Hi, Rachel! Your granita sounds perfect for this hot holiday weekend...cold and refreshing. Beautiful, too!

  8. This is a superb idea for a picnic or dessert at a summer barbecue. I'm the same way about watermelons, I can eat myself sick of it, and then I'll do it again the next day! LOL!

  9. Such a superb idea with the watermelon granita...again, beutiful photos...adorable child...and yummy refreshing granita:DDD


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