Average: 5 (1 vote)
Active time
10 minutes
Total time
4 hours
8 servings

Juice of 4 lemons

½ watermelon (seeds removed, or seedless), pureed (about 4 cups)

3 tablespoons sugar

2 cups water

Mint leaves, for garnish

  1. In a small pot, boil 1 cup of water with the sugar in order to dissolve it.
  2. Place the lemon juice and watermelon puree in a large, glass baking dish. Add the dissolved sugar into the dish, and then add the remaining cup of water.
  3. Mix it gently, but not in excess, and then freeze the mixture.
  4. After 3-4 hours, or just before serving, remove the mixture from the freezer and scratch it with a fork to produce a granita-like texture Serve by scooping into small bowls, then decorate each portion with a mint leaf.

Recipe adapted from Alessandro Luchetti. An iStock photo.


Calories: 110
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Sodium: 0mg
Carbohydrate: 28g
Fiber: 1g
Protein: 2g

Yield: 8 servings

How'd it Taste?

Cathy Stonefelt
This is a delightful, refreshing desert. It can be made with other melons a well!

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