Watermelon Lychee Granita

Savour the refreshing flavours of watermelon and lychee swirling in this icy cool granita – perfect to beat that scorching summer heat. Sip and enjoy!


  • 1/2 cup cubed watermelon
  • 7-8 lychee
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp grated ginger


  1. Pit lychees and discard the seeds.
  2. In a blender, put mint leaves, ginger and sugar.
  3. Pulse once to release flavours.
  4. Now add 1/2 cup of cubed watermelon, lemon juice and lychee.
  5. Blend to a smooth puree and transfer to a bowl.
  6. Blend the remaining watermelon to a smooth puree and combine this with the previous mixture, mix well.
  7. Pour this mixture into a sturdy freezer-safe container.
  8. Freeze till set.
  9. Once frozen, use a fork and start raking the mixture from the sides first.
  10. Proceed to the center eventually.
  11. Put it back in the freezer once the entire mass is raked up.
  12. After 2 hours, remove and repeat the raking process.
  13. Freeze till ready to serve. Garnish with a few mint leaves.