Watermelon and Lime Granita

Make this in a spare moment on the weekend, then serve later in the week for a no-fuss dessert.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 100
  • Calories from fat: 2%
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 0.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 26g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.3mg
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Calcium: 11mg

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 5 limes)
  • Lime wedges (optional)

Preparation

  1. Place sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Place sugar mixture in a small bowl; cool 10 minutes. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes.
  2. Place sugar mixture, watermelon, and juice in a blender; process until smooth. Pour watermelon mixture into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish; cover and freeze 3 hours. Stir well. Cover and freeze at least 2 hours or overnight. Remove mixture from freezer, and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Scrape the entire mixture with a fork until fluffy. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.
Also featured in: Cooking Light Chill, Oxmoor House, 2013
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