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Watermelon granita

Watermelon granita

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Watermelon granita

With ginger syrup, cool natural yoghurt & mint

With ginger syrup, cool natural yoghurt & mint

Serves 8

Cooks In14 minutes (14 minutes prep, 8 hour freeze)

DifficultyNot too tricky

Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 109 5%

  • Fat 1.6g 2%

  • Saturates 0.8g 4%

  • Sugars 22.4g 25%

  • Salt 0.1g 2%

  • Protein 2.2g 4%

  • Carbs 22.7g 9%

  • Fibre 0g -

Of an adult's reference intake


  • 1 small watermelon , (1.8kg)
  • 60 g stem ginger in syrup
  • 2 limes
  • ½ a bunch of fresh mint , (15g)
  • 8 tablespoons natural yoghurt

Recipe From

5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food

By Jamie Oliver


  1. Cut off the watermelon rind, then chop the flesh into chunks, picking out any seeds.
  2. Roughly chop the ginger and place in a large sealable freezer bag with the watermelon chunks.
  3. Finely grate in the lime zest, squeeze in all the juice, then freeze flat for at least 8 hours, or until super-hard.
  4. When ready to serve, pick and reserve the baby mint leaves, then pick the rest into a food processor.
  5. Tip in the frozen watermelon mixture and blitz to a pink snow (in batches, if you need to).
  6. Serve 2 heaped tablespoons of granita per person, with 1 tablespoon of yoghurt, a drizzle of ginger syrup from the jar and a few baby mint leaves. It’s nice to use chilled plates, bowls or glasses here.

Watch the video: How to Make Watermelon Granita (November 2022).