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Watermelon, Tequila and Lime Granita

Photo: Victor Prado
Prep time 15 mins
Freeze time 4 hrs
Yield Serves: 6


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.