Fresh, light and thirst-quenching, the watermelon granita is the perfect dessert to keep in the freezer during summer! A fresh watermelon granita is what it takes with these days of heat! All you need are only 2 ingredients and a few hours of rest in freezer: you too can enjoy a thirst-quenching and delicious watermelon granita. Watermelon granita is a recipe suitable for everyone, because you do not need special tools: it only requires a blender (or a mixer) and some ice trays.
Watermelon is one of the best refreshing fruit, especially when it’s so warm; the watermelon lends itself well to be processed in granita, due to its juiciness and natural sweetness.
Watermelon granita is made only with two ingredients, as I said: watermelon and sugar (the quantity can change according to taste). For example, if the watermelon is very sweet, you can decrease the amount of sugar to 4 o 5 tablespoons. However, taste the mixture before putting it in the freezer and if necessary add more sugar and blend it for a few more seconds.
Watermelon granita can be kept in the freezer for several days, and blended in the quantities you prefer whenever you want. A dessert ready to serve in the freezer is always handy!
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- DifficultyVery easy
- CostVery cheap
- Preparation time15 Minutes
- Rest time4 Hours
- Serving4 servings
- Cooking methodNo cooking
Ingredients for 4 glasses of watermelon granita
- Power 100,20 (Kcal)
- Carbohydrates 25,60 (g) of which sugars 25,60 (g)
- Proteins 0,79 (g)
- Fat 0,00 (g) of which saturated 0,00 (g)of which unsaturated 0,00 (g)
- Fibers 0,40 (g)
- Sodium 6,10 (mg)
Indicative values for a portion of 200 g processed in an automated way starting from the nutritional information available on the CREA* and FoodData Central** databases. It is not food and / or nutritional advice.
* CREATES Food and Nutrition Research Center: https://www.crea.gov.it/alimenti-e-nutrizione https://www.alimentinutrizione.it ** U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov
How to make the 2 ingredients watermelon granita
Tips for a perfect watermelon granita
Once blended, the watermelon granita can be stored in the freezer no longer than an hour before losing the right consistence. For this reason the best thing is blending it just before serving. However, if you have some granita left over and you realize that it has completely frozen in the freezer, just keep it at room temperature for 15-20 minutes. Then fluff it with a fork.
Some original ideas for parties and aperitifs
If you choose to serve the watermelon granita for a party, why not turn it into a delicious long drink? Blend the watermelon ice-cubes with a couple of chilled vodka shots!
Translation by Giacomo Meucci