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Watermelon and Mint Granita Recipe

Watermelon and Mint Granita
Valaer Murray

Watermelon and Mint Granita

Watermelon and mint are two of my favorite summertime flavors — nothing is more refreshing. Plus, this is a relatively hands-off recipe; just blend, freeze, and eat!

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  • 6 cups cubed and seeded watermelon
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint
  • 1 cup of simple syrup


In a blender, combine the watermelon, mint, and simple syrup and purée for a few minutes. Pour into a large glass 9-by-11 casserole dish. Freeze for at least 1 hour — you don't want this frozen solid but also not like slush. Use a metal spatula to scrape up the large flakes of granita.

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.