Saturday, July 9, 2011

Watermelon and Lime Granita

I actually posted this recipe (found it in a Cooking Light magazine) a couple of years ago on my healthier blog, but I just *had* to share it here because it's so pretty, yummy, and refreshing at the same time - a fabulous Summer treat!

Watermelon and Lime Granita

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

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 lime juice in a blender; process until smooth. Pour watermelon mixture into an 11x7-in. baking dish; 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. Yield: 6 servings (1/2 cup each).

100 cal, .2 g fat, .5 g fiber

Do you like watermelon?  Do you have a favorite watermelon recipe?  I hope you get a chance to try this out!  Enjoy it and the rest of your weekend friends!

This post is linked to:
~ Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
~ Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at At The Well
~ Ice Cream Linky Party at Mom's Crazy Cooking


  1. That does sound good but not enough instant gratification. LOL! I'll have to think that one out prior to actually "wanting" it. Ha! Ha!

    Big there's just nothing funny about watermelon so this is all I got size hugs to you!

    Have a fabulous day my friend!!

  2. Mmmmmmm, this looks sooooooooooo good!

  3. this sounds like a perfect summer snack or dessert.

    visiting from tempt my tummy!

    the july giftaway is on! hope you'll enter!!

  4. Watermelon is one of my favorite summertime fruits! I can't wait to try this recipe...I stumble across you on Balancing Beauty and Bedlam! I'm a new follower!

  5. We are hosting an ICE CREAM theme linky party all this week! We'd love to have you come on by and link this delicious ice cream treat.

    Hope to see you there, Thanks a million!

  6. I just wanted you to know that the Pioneer Woman took your recipe. LOL!

    Love ya!

  7. You won't believe this! I just made this recipe. It was in a recipes email that I got. I thought it would be a perfect treat when my son had 4 teeth pulled. I felt extremely domesticated making it and he loved it. Can't ask for a better combination ;)


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