Watermelon, Tequila and Lime Granita

Photo: Victor Prado
Serves: 6


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10 cup cubed watermelon, from a 7- to 9-lb. ripe seedless melon
1 teaspoon lime zest
1/4 cup fresh lime juice, from about 4 limes
1/4 cup blanco tequila
1/4 cup light agave nectar
Lime wedges, optional


Prep: 15 Minutes
Freeze: 4 Hours

1. In a blender, combine watermelon, lime zest and juice, tequila and agave and blend until smooth, adding watermelon in batches if necessary.

2. Pour mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a 9-by-13-inch freezer-safe dish. Press with a spoon to extract as much juice as possible. Discard pulp.

3. Freeze for 2 hours. Using a fork, scrape up and incorporate ice crystals. Freeze again, scraping up ice crystals every 30 minutes with a fork, until frozen, about 2 hours more. Spoon into 6 bowls, garnish each with a lime wedge, if desired, and serve.

Created date

June 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 143
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 31 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Calcium 20 mg