At once sweet and spicy, this frozen dessert would make a bracing finish to a Latin-inspired meal. To suit a festive mood, drizzle tequila over the granita and serve with lime wedges.

Recipe by Cooking Light June 2008


Recipe Summary

6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, and cool to room temperature.

  • Place sugar mixture in a blender or food processor. Add melon, juice, and salt. Process until smooth. Pour melon mixture into a 13 x 9–inch baking dish. Cover and freeze 8 hours or until firm. Scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy. Store in an airtight container in freezer.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; fat 0.1g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 52.6g; fiber 0.8g; iron 0.1mg; sodium 62mg; calcium 9mg.