Treat Your Family to an Ice Cold Watermelon Granita this Summer

Macaroni KID Cooks: Cool Off your Family With an Ice Cold Watermelon Granita

By Julie Follansbee July 20, 2020

When you think of summer, what foods come to mind for you? For me, I think of corn on the cob, pasta salad, grilled hot dogs and burgers, s'mores, and WATERMELON! Summer just wouldn't be summer without watermelon, right? Watermelon adds a new twist and a sweet flavor to lots of different foods but one of my favorites is a nice, cool WATERMELON GRANITA!

Granitas are so refreshing. We love this simple granita recipe from Johnstown, Laurel Highlands, Altoona, Pa., Macaroni Kid publisher Julie Follansbee:


  • 4 cups of cubed watermelon, seeded
  • Juice of 1/2 of a lime
  • 1/4 cup sugar


STEP 1: Puree all the ingredients together

STEP 2: Pour into a shallow dish and freeze for one hour

STEP 3: Scrape off the top, layer by layer, with a fork

STEP 4: Serve with a garnish of lime or fresh mint leaves in a tall glass