Refreshing, sweet and balanced! This Watermelon Cardamom Granita is the perfect treat to celebrate summer. The best part? Even though it looks very decadent, it is super easy to prepare.

Watermelon Cardamom Granita

Summer is my favourite seasons right after Spring and it always feels like passing by with the blink of an eye. That’s why I’m holding on to the warm season with dear life every year before Fall rolls around. And what better way to do so than with a sweet treat that screams Summer.

Watermelon meets Cardamon in this dessert, perfect for the hot season. You may think, cardamom ähm what? But these two flavours go heavenly well together. The slightly minty tasting cardamom gives the sweet watermelon an exciting twist you don’t want to miss.

Tips for making this cool and colourful treat

You probably have eaten granita in a restaurant but have you tried it at home? It is easier than you think and will wow your guests. Here are a few prep tips to get the best result:

  • Deseed the melon if you want a smooth finish without any crunchy parts. Alternatively, you can press the granita mixture through a sieve after blending to get the kernels out.
  • After freezing, scrape the mixture with a fork every hour for the first couple of hours to get the right texture. Then freeze until completely frozen.
  • Before serving, cool or even freeze the serving ware. This way, the granita will hold its shape and doesn’t melt away too quickly.

More fruity deliciousness

Try these sweet treats using summer fruits to satisfy for sweet tooth in a balanced way:

Watermelon Cardamom Granita

Watermelon Cardamom Granita

Yvonne
Refreshing, sweet and balanced! This Watermelon Cardamom Granita is the perfect treat to celebrate summer. The best part? Even though it looks very decadent, it is super easy to prepare.
Prep Time 10 mins
Freezing time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 4
Calories 20 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 watermelon (~ 1,2kg / 2.6 lb)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom

Instructions
 

  • Cut off the watermelon rind. Roughly chop and pick out the seeds. Put watermelon chucks into a blender.
  • Juice lime and add to blender along with agave nectar and cardamom. Blend until pureed.
  • Pour in a container and placein the freezer. Scrape with a fork every hour for the first 2-3 hours to loosen the mixture and get that snowy consistency. Continue to freeze until the desired consistency is reached (~ 5-6 hours).
  • Take out the freezer, scrape into bowls or glasses with a fork and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 20kcal
Keyword granita, healthy granita, watermelon dessert, watermelon granita
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Nutritional values are estimates only calculated with the recipe calorie and nutrition calculator provided by verywellfit.com. The author of this website is not a nutritionist nor a doctor. All nutritional data provided in the recipes and correspondent blog posts are for informational purposes only. Do not use the information as nutritional or medical advice.

September 7, 2021

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