Watermelon-Mint Granita

Oh, good heavens, how could something this beautiful and incredibly easy to make be so good!?  This is the absolute perfect finale to any summer meal.  Cool, refreshing mint with sweet crunchy watermelon ice.   Prep time 10 minutes and some freezing time, you will have a dessert that your whole family will rave about.  See my photos and read about Miss Sophie's childhood memories on Savannah Morning News here......

Watermelon Mint Granita
Adapted from Miss Sophie's 
Serves 4

1 cup sugar
½ cup water
4 cups seedless watermelon, coarsely chopped
10-12 Mint leaves coarsely chopped 
1 lime, juiced and zested

In a medium saucepan, bring water to boil and add sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool 

In a blender, process watermelon chunks, sugar syrup, mint leaves and juice and zest of one lime.   Pour into a shallow pan and freeze for 3 hours, uncovered. Every 30 minutes rake a fork across the frozen mixture to break it up.  Serve in a pretty glass dish and garnish with a mint leaf.


  1. Wow!!! Sounds easy and good. I'm going to try this for sure. We LOVE watermelon around my house!

    1. Hey, Olive, I didn't think my 4 kids would care for this but they all loved it, even my picky eater!

  2. mmm...that looks so refreshing! :) now all we need is a hot day... ;)

    1. With all this rain, feeling like you are back on the island, eh? :)

  3. Oh, yum! I was thinking about making Concord Grape granita this weekend. Your watermelon granita looks so delicious and refreshing, and the color is so pretty!

  4. It looks absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to by a watermelon just to eat this, since the weather will be warm this weekend! Thank you very much! :D