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Minted Watermelon Granita

Cool down with this refreshing frozen treat that has only 98 calories and 0.7 grams of fat per serving.

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2001

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Freeze: 8 Hours


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup watermelon juice or water
  • 6 cups seeded watermelon cubes
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint


Combine sugar and watermelon juice in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.

Place watermelon cubes, lime juice, and peppermint in container of an electric blender; cover and process until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. Add sugar mixture; cover and process until blended. Pour mixture into a 13- x 9-inch pan; cover and freeze at least 8 hours or until firm.

Remove mixture from freezer, and scrape entire mixture with tines of a fork until fluffy. Toss mint into granita; serve immediately.


The granita may be frozen in an airtight freezer-safe container for up to 1 month.

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 98
  • Fat: 0.7g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 1.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 23.4g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Iron: 0.3mg
  • Sodium: 3mg
  • Calcium: 14mg

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Minted Watermelon Granita Recipe