Watermelon Lime Ice (Granita)

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Watermelon lime ice/granita. This is so simply and delicious. Anyone can make it.

On these hot summer days, there is nothing like a frozen treat to cool you off.  The fresh summer flavors of watermelon, lime and mint are truly refreshing. Try my watermelon lime ice and tell me what you think.

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Ingredients                                             Yields 10-12

1/4 of a (seedless) watermelon

fistful of fresh mint chopped & 2 tbsp. chopped mint (keep separate)

1 1/4 cup sugar

1 1/4 cup water

1 lime

Directions

sliced watermelon

Combine sugar with water along with fistful of mint and bring to a boil until sugar is totally dissolved

Pour into a sieve to remove mint

Allow the liquid (syrup) to cool

simple syrup

Add chopped and peeled watermelon to blender and mix along with juice of one lime

Combine juice of watermelon, lime with syrup and stir in 2 tablespoons of chopped mint

Separate mixture equally into two gallon freezer bags

Place on flat surface in freezer and stir every hour making sure to break up any big chunks or ice crystals

Continue this process of stirring and re-freezing 5-8 times or until desired crystals are achieved and then freeze overnight

Once ready to serve, scrape desired ice from bag with fork and garnish with fresh mint

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Tips and Tricks

Make sure to use the sweetest watermelon possible to get the best tasting Italian ice (granita)

When blending watermelon, avoid over mixing to retain a few chunks of watermelon

May freeze Italian ice in smaller plastic containers to lessen time of preparation

Watermelon Lime Ice (Granita)
 
A tasty recipe for watermelon ice. So easy and refreshing, you'll want to make it again and again.
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ¼ of a (seedless) watermelon
  • fistful of fresh mint chopped & 2 tbsp. chopped mint (keep separate)
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • 1¼ cup water
  • 1 lime
Instructions
  1. Combine sugar with water along with fistful of mint and bring to a boil until sugar is totally dissolved
  2. Pour into a sieve to remove mint
  3. Allow the liquid (syrup) to cool
  4. Add chopped and peeled watermelon to blender and mix along with juice of one lime
  5. Combine juice of watermelon, lime with syrup and stir in 2 tablespoons of chopped mint
  6. Separate mixture equally into two gallon freezer bags
  7. Place on flat surface in freezer and stir every hour making sure to break up any big chunks or ice crystals
  8. Continue this process of stirring and re-freezing 5-8 times or until desired crystals are achieved and then freeze overnight
  9. Once ready to serve, scrape desired ice from bag with fork and garnish with fresh mint

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Comments

  1. This sounds delicious and so refreshing:) Perfect for a hot summer day!

  2. That looks refreshing and delicious. Congrats on giving birth to a beautiful baby boy! And for hitting 200 subscribers! 🙂

  3. 200 subscribers. Congrats!

  4. Having tasted it I must confess this treat is indeed refreshing and very delicious. Perfect for a hot summer day! Congrats in reaching 200 subscribers and the birth of your gorgeous bambino.

  5. Wow, I have definitely never made Italian ice, so this was an intriguing process to read about! Thanks! It sounds and looks delish. (And kinda makes me long for warmer summers!)

  6. marissa lee says:

    i must make this i love watermelon..thank you for sharing.

  7. Great idea to use the freezer bags. So much easier than breaking the crystals up with a fork. The color is delicious!

  8. Found this on Get Inspired Weekend Blog Hop, I clicked it because I just bought a huge seedless watermelon! I’m stoked to try this out! I love, love, love your images here too. FANTASTIC post, all around!

    • Thank you. So glad that you could visit. Make sure to mix it every hour to avoid large crystal formation and you won’t be disappointed.

  9. This will definitely stand out in a summer party! 🙂

  10. stephanieswider says:

    Thanks for submitting this to the Get Inspired Weekend Blog Hop! It looks so delicious and refreshing. Lime and watermelon are two of my favorite flavors so I can’t wait to try it out. I’ll be featuring this at this week’s blog hop, so make sure to grab a button if you haven’t already.

  11. This looks so delicious! Thank you so much for linking up to The Weekly Creative!

  12. Lisa, I love this recipe! This is my kind of delicious for sure. I can’t wait to try this…thank for sharing!

  13. Delicious granita, love the combo of watermelon and lime. thanks for sharing with hearth and soul blog hop. I am pinning it.

  14. Oh yum! It is hotter than Haddes today and this looks so delicious! I love granita and this looks super refreshing.

  15. Yummy, this looks sweet and refreshing! I love the flavor combination! Saying hello from Crete It Thursday! 🙂
    Cathy

  16. Ooo, perfect for summer! Thanks for linking up at the Creative Inspiration Link Party!

  17. This sounds wonderful for the hot summer weather. Plus, we LOVE watermelons.

  18. This looks so refreshing and delicious, Lisa! It’s perfect for lunch in the garden or an elegant summer dinner party. Thank you for sharing your Watermelon Lime Ice with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned and will tweet 🙂

  19. Sounds delicious and refreshing. Need to try this sometime. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again next week.

  20. That sounds so refreshing! Thanks for sharing on Welcome Home Wednesdays! We hope to see you again this week

  21. Thanks for joining delicious dishes party 🙂 this looks SO SO good- perfect for hot summer days!!

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