Lime Granita with Watermelon

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 3 hr 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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1 cup sugar

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

3 cups cubed fresh watermelon

Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling


  1. Bring 2 cups water and the sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. Stir in the lime juice. Transfer the lime syrup to an 11- by 7-inch glass baking dish. Cover and place in the freezer. Stir every 45 minutes until frozen, about 3 hours. (The granita can be made 2 days ahead; cover and keep frozen.) To serve, divide the watermelon among serving bowls. Top with granita and sprinkle with sea salt. Serve immediately.