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Cantaloupe Granita

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This cantaloupe granita recipe is totally delicious! If you like fresh flavors and fruity desserts, this is the recipe for you.

Cantaloupe granita in a wine glass with a gold spoon.
Cantaloupe granita in a glass container.

What’s Great about this Recipe

If you love the flavor of melon, you're going to love this cantaloupe granita recipe. It's like a grown-up slushy that's fruity and delicious.

Granitas are originally a Sicilian dessert and are made from crushed ice. It's similar to a sorbet or an Italian ice, but the ice crystals are chunkier. It has a consistency closer to a snowcone.

The best thing about granitas is that they are ridiculously easy to make - blend the ingredients, pour into a freezer-safe container, and freeze for a few hours.

Ingredients for Granita

Here's what you'll need to make this recipe.

  • 1 very ripe cantaloupe, halved, seeds removed
  • 2 ounces water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (or other sweetener)
Cantaloupe granita ingredients on a marble background.

How To Make this Dessert

This recipe is incredibly simple to make - all you need to do is:

  • Scoop the Cantaloupe. Remove the cantaloupe seeds and scoop out all the flesh.
  • Blend the Ingredients. Blend the cantaloupe, water, and sugar together till they're fully combined (smoothie consistency).
  • Freeze. Freeze the granita for at least two hours or until it's icy and holding shape.
  • Break up the ice. With a fork, break up the granita mixture till it's the consistency you want.
Cantaloupe melons scooped out into a blender.
Cantaloupe granita in a glass container.

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Overhead shot of cantaloupe granita in a wine glass.

Tips for Making this Recipe

  • To make this recipe even more special (and if you're serving it to adults), substitute the quarter cup of water for a quarter cup of champagne or prosecco.
  • If your granita freezes into a hard block, don't worry - just let it sit on the counter for 15 to 20 minutes before serving and break it up with a fork!
  • If you'd like to use a different sweetener, you can substitute the granulated sugar for agave or honey.
Yield: 4 servings

Cantaloupe Granita

Cantaloupe granita in a wine glass with a gold spoon.

Ingredients

  • 1 very ripe cantaloupe, halved, seeds removed
  • 2 ounces water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (or other sweetener)

Instructions

  1. Remove the cantaloupe seeds and scoop out all the flesh into a blender. 
  2. Blend the cantaloupe, water, and sugar together till they're fully combined into a smoothie consistency. 
  3. Freeze the granita for at least two hours or until it is icy and holding shape. Once an hour, check the granita and break it up with a fork, this will help it from freezing into a block. 
  4. If your granita freezes into a block, let it sit at room temperature for 15 minutes and then break it up with a fork. 
  5. Serve the granita at a slightly slushy consistency. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 1g

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