Watermelon, Tequila and Lime Granita

watermelon-tequila-lime-granita Photo: Victor Prado


  • 10 cup cubed watermelon, from a 7- to 9-lb. ripe seedless melon
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, from about 4 limes
  • 1/4 cup blanco tequila
  • 1/4 cup light agave nectar
  • Lime wedges, optional


1. In a blender, combine watermelon, lime zest and juice, tequila and agave and blend until smooth, adding watermelon in batches if necessary.

2. Pour mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a 9-by-13-inch freezer-safe dish. Press with a spoon to extract as much juice as possible. Discard pulp.

3. Freeze for 2 hours. Using a fork, scrape up and incorporate ice crystals. Freeze again, scraping up ice crystals every 30 minutes with a fork, until frozen, about 2 hours more. Spoon into 6 bowls, garnish each with a lime wedge, if desired, and serve.

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  • Yield: Serves: 6

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 143
Fat per serving: 0.0g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 2g
Carbohydrate per serving: 31g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 3mg
Calcium per serving: 20mg

Good to Know

This granita is a refreshing, low-calorie treat on a hot summer's day. For an extra layer of flavor, you can also serve this sip in a margarita glass with a salted rim.