Are you sweating from toes to head? Do you feel like your brain is melting away? Are you tired of that constant heat…then don’t go away because I have a remedy that will help you keep serenity and high levels of energy at the same time!
The secret lies in a cooling ambrosia that can be written in a form of a simple equation:
(Ice + Water) (Ice + Melon) = Granita Squared Watermelon!
Let me convince you why “Watermelon Granita” is the next big thing for hot summer days.
You see…it’s refreshing, juicy, freezing – if you want it to be, sweet but without added sugar and has so little calories you can eat it all day unlike ice-cream!
So, did I grab your attention by now? Great because that’s not the end of good news.
This dessert is an incredibly easy to make and in fact you only need 1 ingredient: watermelon. Well that and a few modern tools such as: blender, knife, fork and a spoon…don’t forget the spoon! Very important.
So, to summarize:
One large watermelon. This is the only ingredient of this dish, so you must choose wisely young warlock. Preferably obtain it from a proven source. I am afraid you can forget about Tesco finest and other high street big brands. Best to check the country of origin, the hotter the country the better the watermelon, I personally recommend buying from suppliers that source their watermelons directly from Turkey or Morocco.
Cut the watermelon in half. Half a watermelon is enough for this recipe, but if you want more or if your watermelon is not big enough, then you can use the whole fruit off. Your watermelon, your rules.
Use a tablespoon and a knife to take the pulp out of the watermelon, and then remove the seeds.
Put the pulp into a blender or bowl and blend it. If everything goes according to plan, you should have obtained the watermelon juice – congratulations achievement unlocked!
Now be brave and use the power of the will to not drink it yet.
Instead, put the juice in the freezer and mix it every half hour. I know sounds troublesome and the entire process should take you roughly 4 hours, but I didn’t make this up – it’s necessary to achieve this wonderful grain consistency.
If you managed to do it all. Congratulations! You are now the happy owner of a juicy, refreshing, sweet and delicious watermelon granita.
For me the taste of the watermelon is completely sufficient, but if you want to enrich it you can add some lime juice, mint, cola or rum. If your watermelon isn’t sweet enough, maple syrup can also help. If you don’t want to use a hand blender, you only need a fork to grind the frozen juice every half an hour. You can serve this granite in the shell of the watermelon like I did for that special wow effect!
As a blogger I get my inspiration from other bloggers / vloggers and you won’t believe who I have met on the day I made my watermelon granita recipe. Did you ever meet one of your favorite vloggers in real life and recognized them? I sure did! It was quite an event for me so I thought I would share that with you. Roxi from YouTube channel (Roxssaurus) was my lucky encounter. We had a nice conversation at a local Homebase store and as I was just too shocked at the time, I didn’t say much .
If you don’t know Roxi yet, I highly recommend her both channels: Roxxsaurus and Roxi and Matt
Anyway, let me know my dear readers what you are favorite vloggers?
Did you enjoy this post, and do you feel like making your own watermelon granita?
How do you cope with the heat this summer and how if life treating you in general?
As always thank you kindly for visiting my blog, I hope you enjoy your stay and I look forward to bringing you more recipes! Stay cool and carry watermelon granita with you this summer.
I have not eaten any watermelon yet this summer. I love them. Your post reminds me to go get some before the summer is over.
Wow! I cannot wait to tell my mom about this! This seems soooo delicious!
Watermelon is my favorite fruit so I am totally interested in this recipe! This looks and sounds so yummy!
What a perfect idea for a family activity on a hot summer night! I would just keep it alcohol free for the kids!
Living here in the UAE, where it is hot year-round (almost), this is the perfect antidote to the unrelenting heat! Thank you for sharing this! Looks so delicious and refreshing!
Oh yum!! This would be perfect for the insanely hot weather we’re having at the moment (the UK doesn’t do hot weather very well, our homes aren’t built for it and we moan a lot!) x
Oh yum, I absolutely LOVE watermelon. Can’t believe the season is almost over, I need to try this before it’s gone!
I love watermelon! This is perfect for a hot summer day!
I have a knack for watermelons as well! This looks really yummy, thanks for sharing this post with us!
Omg this looks so so good! I love watermelon and have it almost daily! I will try watermelon granita tonight!!!
This looks amazing! And so easy to do. It’s topping 100F here right now, so this would be perfect to have on hand for when my boys are playing in the backyard to cool them off.
OMG i can’t wait to try this at the beach next week!!
This looks so dang refreshing!! My sister in law would truly love it cause she is watermelon obsessed!
Yummy it sounds really delicious and tasty..glad you shared this with us..found it so interesting and useful one..great work though…
Looks so very delicious! absolutely want to make it home
Watermelon would taste perfect right now; it’s still very hot where I am. I will try to make Watermelon Granita!
We are having such a heatwave over here and this watermelon granita looks so refreshing and delicious!
Watermelon is always so yummy and refreshing!
This looks and sounds delicious. I love watermelon for summertime! I’ll have to give it a try!
Sounds so good. Would love to try it!
OHHHH that looks refreshing! Yum! YUM! I want some right now. I love to make watermelon juice with water. LOVE!!!
I am obsessed in watermelon and you definitely give me an idea to eat it in a different way. So delicious and refreshing.
How have I not had this before!? I NEED to try it asap.
This sounds just delightful and refreshing for this time of year! Love watermelon!
With as hot as it is in SC, this looks like a delicious recipe to make during those hot days.
Oh yes please, I love melon. Watermelon is a fav of mine and perfect for all the hot weather x