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White Port and Watermelon Granita

White Port and Watermelon Granita

Sunset JUNE 2009

  • Yield: Makes 12 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 106
  • Calories from fat: 3%
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 21g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Sodium: 3.6mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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White Port and Watermelon Granita Recipe