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Three green bowls of lemon watermelon granita with a stack of silver spoons and a watermelon wedge on a wood table

Lemon Watermelon Granita

This frozen dessert is made with only three simple ingredients and is so easy and delicious. It’s the perfect summer treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian, Vegan
Keyword frozen watermelon dessert, watermelon lemon granita, watermelon shaved ice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Freezing time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 30 kcal
Author Linda Meyer



  • Fresh mint leaves


  1. Blend the watermelon, lemon paste and orange extract in a blender until it’s completely blended into a juice. The watermelon may foam a bit, that’s fine.

  2. Pour into a 9-inch bread pan or deep baking dish, cover and freeze for at least 4 hours, overnight is best. Scrape the frozen juice with the tines of a fork until the frozen mixture is light and flaky, like shaved ice. Freeze again if it begins to melt.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts are an estimate only. 

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Watermelon Granita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 6g7%
Vitamin A 575IU12%
Vitamin C 8.2mg10%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.