Watermelon Granita - The Perfect Drink To Survive The Heatwave

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 13 July 2023
Watermelon Granita - The Perfect Drink To Survive The Heatwave
Originally from Sicily, granita is a semi-frozen dessert with crystalline texture, made from sugar, water, and various flavorings, mainly fruit juices. It's extremely popular all around Greece, especially among kids, and it's the ultimate drink to survive the Greek summer's scorching heat.

 4-6 servings
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Ready in: 
6 hours

  • 150 g water
  • 150 g brown sugar
  • 800 g watermelon, cleaned
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • sliced watermelon for decor
  • In a pot, add the water with the sugar and place it over medium heat for about 2 minutes.
  • As soon as it starts bubbling, let it boil for 2-3 minutes, and then remove from heat. Set the syrup aside to cool.
  • Cut the watermelon into 2-3 cm pieces and puree them along with the syrup, the vanilla extract, and the lemon zest and juice into a blender.
  • Share the mixture into ice-cube trays and freeze them for 5-6 hours.
  • When they freeze well and you are about to serve them, pour the ice cubes into the blender and puree them until they look like snow.
  • Fill the glasses and serve with watermelon slices.
To read the complete recipe and learn the nutritional information, please visit: akispetretzikis.com