Refreshing Watermelon Granita


1/3 cup sugar (equivalent Splenda sugar substitute may be used)

1/3 cup water

4 pounds seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 5 cups)

2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice



Make a simple syrup by heating sugar and water over high heat, stirring until all the sugar has dissolved. Let cool.

Place the watermelon and lime juice in a heavy-duty blender and process until smooth. Add simple syrup to the puree and pulse until combined.

Pour liquid into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Freeze, stirring and scraping with a fork every 30 minutes, until all of the liquid has frozen. This should take about 3 hours. May be stored in the freezer up to 5 days.

Stir again before serving. Serve watermelon granita in large glasses.