The high water content -- more than 90percent -- of watermelon makes it the ideal ingredient for a granita-style dessert. Campari and freshlysqueezed lime juice add a bracing dash of tartness.



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Instructions Checklist
  • Remove rind from watermelon, cut into 2-inch chunks, and remove seeds. Arrange in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet, or in a resealable plastic bag; place in freezer until frozen, about 1 1/2 hours. (Transfer to airtight freezer bags if not using immediately.)

  • Place frozen chunks in a food processor; process until smooth. Add sugar, lime juice, and Campari; process until fully incorporated, about 5 minutes, scraping down as necessary. Freeze in an airtight container, at least 2 hours, until firm. Stir if juice starts to separate from ice.