• Dragon Mama

Watermelon Granita (No Sugar Added!)

Updated: May 25

Are you looking for a great dessert for your BBQ this weekend? This is it. Fresh, Juicy, Icy-Cold, Sweet, and Light. This no sugar added, healthy treat is perfect for late spring and summer get-togethers. You can make the simple recipe the night before, and its a huge crowd pleaser. Impress your guests, adults and kids alike, with minimal prep!


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Ingredients:

1/2 of a large watermelon

6 small tomatoes

3 key limes juiced (Or 2 larger limes)

4-5 leaves of mint

Kosher salt (optional)





Directions:

  1. Cut watermelon into pieces that will fit your food processor or blender.

  2. Juice limes.

  3. Blend watermelon, tomatoes, mint leaves and lime juice.

  4. Place colander in a 9x11 casserole dish. Pour mixture in the colander.

  5. When all the liquid has seeped through, remove colander.

  6. Freeze for 3-4 hours. Rake with a fork every hour. (See video of my husband raking below.)


Serving


If you freeze overnight, set out about 10-15 minutes before serving. Letting it get a little juicy really increases the flavor.


You can sprinkle Kosher salt on at serving if you like salt on your watermelon. I know its controversial...but I really think it makes the dish!!







If you are looking for a BBQ recipe to serve this summer before or with your granita, these easy beef ribs are an awesome main dish. https://youtu.be/nV6dGkUYFDg





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