Watermelon & Strawberry Granita

Serves 8


  • 1/3 cup organic sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 5 cups seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup hulled, halved strawberries
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. microplaned lime zest
  • Mint sprigs for garnish, optional


  1. Combine sugar and water in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and allow to cool.
  2. Place all ingredients, including sugar water, into blender, and process until smooth. (Depending on blender capacity, you may need to do this in batches.) Pour mixture into a 9×13 metal pan, and place in the freezer. Every 30 minutes or so, scrape and stir with a fork.
  3. After about 2 hours, Granita should be close to frozen. Give it a last scrape and stir, then divide among chilled bowls, and garnish with mint sprigs.