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Toast to Summer with a Refreshing Watermelon Slush

It’s not too late for watermelon sugar—the song or this delicious three-ingredient granita. Just don’t toss those rinds. Save them for homemade pickled watermelon rinds to top on even more refreshing cocktails.

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Watermelon Granita

  • Author: Misfits Market


  • 1 mini watermelon, cubed and rind discarded
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons agave or simple syrup
  • Optional: mint leaves and chili salt for serving


  1. Place watermelon into a blender and pulse until smooth. Add lemon juice and agave and blend again to mix. Taste the watermelon mixture and add more lemon juice or agave if needed.
  2. Pour the watermelon mixture into a fine mesh sieve over a glass or ceramic baking dish. Use a rubber spatula to help push the juice through the sieve, discard the pulp and seeds. Freeze for about 2 hours, until watermelon granita is mostly frozen. Using a fork break up the granita into slushy bits. Freeze again and repeat two or three more times every 30 minutes until the granita is slushy and icee like.
  3. Divide granita into bowls and serve with some mint leaves or chili salt.

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