Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita
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Watermelon Granita
Whole Foods Market
Watermelon Granita

This icy treat makes the most of rich ripe watermelon. Melons can vary in flavor quite a bit, so taste the mixture before freezing and add more honey or lime if desired.

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8
Servings
173
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 Cups seedless watermelon chunks
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 Cup chopped mint or basil (optional)

Directions

Place half of the watermelon in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish. Add the remaining watermelon to the processor along with the honey and lime juice and process until smooth.

Pour into the baking dish, stir until combined, and place uncovered in the freezer. Freeze until ice begins to form around the edges of the pan, about 30 minutes. Rake with a fork to break up large ice clumps, return to the freezer, and continue stirring about every 30 minutes until all liquid is crystalized, about 3 hours total.

Using a large fork, flake the granita into bowls or into an airtight container to freeze up to 1 week. Serve garnished with mint or basil, if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
40g
44%
Carbohydrate, by difference
42g
32%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
44µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
54µg
60%
Calcium, Ca
43mg
4%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
21µg
5%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
21mg
7%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
51mg
7%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
24mg
2%
Water
168g
6%

Watermelon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Watermelon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.