Raspberry Watermelon Granita Recipe

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you are all enjoying your week!  Two weeks from now, I will be lying on the beach {or maybe around the pool!} in Mexico!!  As excited as I am about going, that means that I have only two weeks left to lose a little weight before having to hang out in a bathing suit all day!

Raspberry Watermelon Granita - the perfect low calorie summer treat!
I have been trying to cut back on the sweets over the last little while but I do miss my ice cream treats during the summer months.  This raspberry watermelon granita is a great healthy, low-calorie replacement though and is so refreshing and delicious!   It does require a bit of patience while it is freezing but it is well worth it!

Raspberry Watermelon Granita - a healthy, low-calorie, summer treat!
Raspberry Watermelon Granita
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Serves: 10-12
 
This raspberry watermelon granita is a great healthy, low-calorie treat and is so refreshing and delicious. Perfect for those hot summer days!
Ingredients
  • 5 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 2½ cups fresh or frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin {1/4 ounce}
  • ½ cup cran-raspberry juice cocktail
Instructions
  1. Puree the watermelon and raspberries in a food processor or blender. Depending on the size of your blender you may need to do this in two batches.
  2. Combine the sugar and gelatin in a small sauce pan and stir over low heat until gelatin dissolves. Stir in juice.
  3. Combine about half of the sugar mixture with the puree. Slowly add the remainder of the mixture to taste depending on how sweet you would like your granita to be. Remember that it will lose a little of the sweetness once frozen.
  4. Pour into a 9 x 9 baking pan, cover with foil, and place in freezer.
  5. Freeze for at least 2-3 hours and then use a fork to scrape along the top layers creating an icy texture. Continue until you start to get close to the less-frozen middle and then place back in the freezer. Repeat this process until it is all scraped. Makes about 10-12 servings.
  6. **NOTE: Don't worry if you won't be around to scrape it every couple of hours. I often just leave it overnight and then scrape it in one go - it just requires a little more muscle! If you only need a couple of servings, just scrape what you need and place the rest back in the freezer.

Raspberry Watermelon Granita - a healthy, low-calorie summer treat!

This keeps well in the freezer as long as you keep it covered.  The kids love it and it is a refreshing, low calorie treat for those hot days!  Can’t you just taste it???
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  1. says

    This looks deelish, Jenn!! We’re heading to St. Marteen in August…I need to try to lost a few pounds fast. This might help my sweet tooth {wink}. Pinning, Stumbling and Tweeting. xo

  2. says

    This looks wonderful for a hot summer day. Putting on my pinterest board. Have a great vacation. Found you through the Inspire Me Please link party.

  3. says

    We had to Mexico in a month and a half too. So I will definitely have to make this soon, always need a nice sweet low cal treat at night. Especially in these hot summer months.. Pinning! Thanks. :)

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

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