Watermelon Granita Recipe

Watermelon Granita

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 4 ingredients

There’s nothing better than watermelon on a cold slice of watermelon. Oh wait, there is! Watermelon Granita! This is one of the most refreshing things you can treat yourself to on a long hot...


Ingredients

  • 2 cups peeled and diced seedless watermelon
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 large basil leaves
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, to taste

Nutrition Facts

Calories

45 cals

Fat

0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g

Carbohydrates

12 g

Sugar

10 g

Fiber

0 g

Protein

1 g

Sodium

1 mg

Directions

  1. Puree the watermelon, lime juice, and basil until smooth. Stir in sugar and taste for desired sweetness.
  2. Pour the watermelon juice into a 9 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking pan and put into the freezer. After 30 minutes, with a fork scrape to form flaky texture. Continue to scrape the surface every 30 minutes until you have a fluffy snowy consistency. Serve or keep in an airtight container in the freeze, scraping every so often to keep a light texture.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the  Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed.,  published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


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