White Port and Watermelon Granita

Makes 12 servings


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3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon shredded lime zest
6 cups cubed seeded watermelon, divided
1 cup white port
1/4 cup fresh lime juice


1. In a small saucepan over high heat, bring 1 cup water, sugar, and lime zest to a boil; stir until sugar is dissolved.

2. Strain into a blender and add 3 cups cubed seeded watermelon. Whirl until smooth and pour into a 9- by 13-in. metal baking pan. Add 3 more cups watermelon to blender along with port and lime juice; whirl until smooth, add to pan, and mix well.

3. Cover and freeze until mixture is beginning to freeze at the edges, about 2 hours. Stir, cover, and freeze until solid, about 6 hours. Just before serving, scrape into soft clumps with a fork. Spoon into chilled glasses or bowls.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1-cup serving.

Created date

May 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 106
Caloriesfromfat 3 %
Protein 0.5 g
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 21 g
Fiber 0.4 g
Sodium 3.6 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg