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Watermelon, Ginger and Lime Granita |

Watermelon Granita with Ginger and Lime

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Cool off with this delicious watermelon granita with the unexpected flavor of ginger and lime. Perfect for a hot August night!



  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 6 cups roughly chopped seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • zest from 1 lime
  • 1 (2-inch) piece of ginger divided, 1 inch cut into coins and 1 inch peeled and grated
  • fleur de sel, for garnish


  1. In a blender or food processor, blend together the lime juice and watermelon. Strain through a strainer, reserving liquid and discarding the solids.
  2. Put 1/2 cup of the watermelon water in a saucepan and add the sugar, lime zest and ginger coins. Bring the liquid to a simmer and cook until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  3. Add the grated ginger to the remaining watermelon water. When the syrup is cooled, remove the ginger and mix the syrup into the watermelon water. Pour into a 9×13-inch baking dish and set in the freezer.
  4. Every 30 minutes, scrape the mixture with a fork to break up the ice crystals and to keep it light and fluffy. Scrape every 30 minutes for at least 2 hours.
  5. Scrape the granita into glasses and garnish with the fleur de sel.

Recipe Notes:

source: Kelsey’s Essentials