Watermelon Granita Recipe

Aug 16, 2013 11:00 am

A slushy frozen treat for prime watermelon season

This easy-to-make refreshing granita is a great way to stay cool during summer's dog days.
This easy-to-make refreshing granita is a great way to stay cool during summer's dog days.
 

Paying homage to the season, Antonella Rana, co-owner of Rana Pastificio in NYC's Meatpacking District, wanted to showcase this coveted summer ingredient in her native Italy.

"Late summertime in Italy means watermelon everywhere — fresh watermelon on street carts, candied watermelon skewers on the beach," she says. "Here at Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina, we wanted to make the simplest of ingredients even more refreshing, and our watermelon granita does just that. The easy, no-bake recipe makes for the perfect summer dessert!"

Courtesy of Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina

Servings: 8

Ingredients

4 1/4 cups watermelon juice (juiced with a juicer)
1/2 cup sugar
Directions: 
  1. In a large metal bowl, whisk the sugar and juice until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Place bowl in freezer and return every 10-15 minutes to whisk periodically and avoid freezing solid.
  3. Continue stirring periodically until the mixture is all slush, no liquid.
  4. Serve in a chilled glass.

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Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
10 minutes plus freezing time
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