Prep & Ready Time: 4.5 Hours     Yields: 8 ServingsMelon & Apple Granita Recipe


  • 4 cups cubed ripe melon
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • Fresh mint leaves ( ganish)


1.   Combine melon, apple juice and lime juice in a blender; puree until smooth.  Pour the mixture into a 9×13 inch glass pan.

2.   Place the pan on a  level surface in your freezer.  Freeze, stirring and scraping with a fork every 30 minutes, moving the frozen edges in toward the slushy center and crushing any lumps, until the granita is firm but not frozen solid, 3-4 hours.

3. Remove from the freezer; use a metal spatula or large spoon to break up the frozen ice into small slivers.  Pack into an airtight plastic container and freeze for at least 1 hour more.

4. Remove from the freezer about 20 minutes before serving to soften slightly.  Use a wide spoon or ice cream scoop to scrape the granita into shallow bowls.  Sprinkle blueberries and raspberries over each portion and garnish with mint leaves, if   desired.


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