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Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita

If you have a really ripe, gorgeous watermelon, you may not need any sugar at all.


  • ½ medium seedless watermelon, rind removed, flesh cut into 2-inch pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pequin chile or cayenne pepper

Recipe Preparation

  • Purée watermelon, lime juice, sugar, and salt in a blender until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a 13x9" baking dish; discard solids.

  • Freeze watermelon mixture until edges begin to set, 30–35 minutes. Using a fork, scrape to break up frozen portions. Freeze, scraping and breaking up every 20–30 minutes, until mixture resembles fluffy shaved ice, 2–4 hours.

  • To serve, divide granita among bowls and sprinkle with ground chile.

  • Do Ahead: Granita can be made 1 week ahead. Cover and keep frozen. Scrape to fluff just before serving.

Recipe by Gabriela Cámara,

Nutritional Content

Calories (kcal) 150 Fat (g) .5 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 38 Dietary Fiber (g) 2 Total Sugars (g) 32 Protein (g) 2 Sodium (mg) 85Reviews SectionA comment rather than a review. I would expect recipes from bon appetit to be more specific than "1/2 medium seedless watermelon". Weight, measurement in cups of 2-inch pieces, or measurement of pureed watermelon is important to achieve a proper taste balance with the other ingredients.

Watch the video: How To Make Watermelon Granita. By Chef Ajay Chopra (October 2021).