Watermelon Granita | Easy 3 Ingredients Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita
This Watermelon Granita is deliciously refreshing and perfect for all your summer parties. This is the perfect treat for elders and kids during this lock-down time, because its homemade and no preservatives. It’s actually quite easy and simple to make but ya it takes some time to make. Always be a crowd pleaser!

What is Granita?

Granita is the sophisticated, well-traveled older sister of slush and shaved ice. But don’t worry, granita making is not that complicated. No special tools needed to make granita!

What could be more perfect in the heat of the summer than a simple 3 ingredient watermelon granita?
Watermelon Granita Recipe

Here’s the best part — not only is it easy to throw together, but you don’t have to have any kind of special ice cream maker or churn for this recipe! All you need are three simple ingredients, a blender, and a freezer. 

This is one of the most refreshing things you can treat yourself to on a long hot day.

Let the good times roll! It’s summer. The weekends are lazy and relaxed. And, the watermelon is sweet.

The basic recipe has just 3 ingredients and the PERFECT recipe for any age to enjoy making. It doesn’t require an ice cream maker. Just a blender, fork and a little patience while it freezes.
How to make Watermelon Granita Recipe

You combine your ingredients, pour them into a 9×13 baking pan and off to the freezer it goes. Every hour for approximately 3 – 4 hours you simply remove the pan from the freezer and scrape the mixture with a fork.

When you get to the part that’s not quite frozen yet, place the dish back in the freezer for another hour. Continue the scraping process until the entire mixture has been scraped.

Every season I made this frozen  treat for my family and enjoy it many days. Last year I have made watermelon popsicle and cantaloupe granita with different style, you must check it that one. This year I made granita with watermelon, the colour of granita is so beautiful.
Easy 3 Ingredients Watermelon Granita

Healthy benefits of Eating Watermelon 

Watermelon is a delicious and refreshing fruit that's also good for you. The green outer rind is hard and fleshy, and rarely eaten, while the interior is soft, red or pink flesh containing many seeds; this is the part of watermelon which is typically eaten. The healthy or beneficial effects of watermelon are mainly derived from its unique nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds.

1. Watermelons contain a lot of potassium, which is very helpful in cleaning out the toxic depositions in the kidney.

2. It also helps hydrate your body during the hot summer.

3. The high amount of water in watermelons also stimulates a release of excess liquid in the form of sweat, which cools your body further during hot summer days.

4. Watermelon is made up of 92% water and is effective in reducing both your body temperature and blood pressure.
watermelon recipes

Prep Time : 5 minutes
Freezing Time : 4 to 5 hrs or Overnight for best results
Course: Dessert / Frozen Treat
Cuisine: International
Serves: 3
Author : Jolly Makkar

Ingredients :

Watermelon chopped – 4 cups
Sugar – 1/4 cup
Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
mint leaves few for garnish

Preparation Method :

1. Place everything in a blender/mixer grinder and blend until smooth.

2. Pour liquid mixture into a freezer safe pan*.

3. Freeze for 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and use a fork to stir up icy liquid.

4. Freeze for an hour and again take it out, wipe the sides inside the box especially corners, that would have started to freeze. Repeat once again after an hour.

5.  Wrap up the tin with cling wrap, again freeze it overnight or minimum 6 hours, and use a fork to scrap the frozen mixture.

6. Serve immediately, or cover and enjoy later. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
3 Ingredients Watermelon Granita

Imp Notes**

  1. Don't open you freezer, while freezing..so it will not set properly.
  2. Granita is supposed to be grainy, so make sure you scrap with fork and there should not be any lumps too.
  3. You can use any freezer safe dish for granita. I used a metal bread loaf pan because it fits nicely in my freezer. You can use casserole dishes, baking pans, or pie tins.
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  1. Yes, it is time taking but all worth it. Made with just 3 ingredients, it looks absolutely stunning and will be a hit amongst kiddos.

  2. Wow, granita looks so pretty and inviting. Love that color. So easy to make this frozen treat - perfect summer time treat.

  3. Nothing can beat watermelon in summers and another way to enjoy this more is by making it into granita! I love the texture and feel of this icy delight! Love your clicks dear! awesome share!

  4. This looks so refreshing. Perfect recipe for this season.I will definitely try it.

  5. Making Granita at home is what makes me happy in summers. Watermelon granita looks fab and it's so cooling and refreshing to look at.

  6. Watermelon Granita is so easy to make and a super delicious dessert to enjoy especially during the hot season. You've reminded me that I need to update my recipe of granita with better clicks.

  7. Easy and refreshing treat for summer! Looks bright and yummy too. My kids love this granita with rose flavor.

  8. No summer should ever pass without watermelon granita. Such a loving recipe and the best way to keep up with that giant watermelons. Love the images here, Jolly

  9. Love this refreshing and tasty watermelon granita. Love the way you presented it.

  10. My favourite summer dessert...Watermelon granita looks so refreshing!! Loving it!!

  11. quite easy and refreshing treat for summer Jolly ! My most fav in summer hot days :) Yesterday itself we had this ... lovely share :)

  12. Love love watermelon and this watermelon granita with just 3 ingredients, is super. Refreshing and healthy dessert to beat the heat.

  13. I can't really say how much I love watermelon. Will be trying this summer. Granita looks great.

  14. Such an unique and interesting recipe!!
    Thank You so much for sharing.
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