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Melon Granitas


I don’t know about where you are, but where *I* live, we are definitely in the dog days of summer! With temperatures in the 90’s I was looking for a refreshing dessert idea and happened to come across a recipe for melon granitas that fit the bill perfectly!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Freeze 3 hours
Total Time: 20 minutes
Calories: 709 kcal
Author: Jillee


  • 6 cups melon cubed
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. In a blender, combine the melon, sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, and salt and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into a baking dish and freeze until firm (at least 3 hours.)
  3. Before serving, scrape the surface of the melon ice to create large flakes (or the texture of shaved ice) and spoon into small cold bowls or glasses…or top it with a splash of champagne or lemon-lime soda to turn it into a summery cocktail/mocktail.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 709 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 895mg39%
Potassium 2777mg79%
Carbohydrates 153g51%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 139g154%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 780IU16%
Vitamin C 214.3mg260%
Calcium 365mg37%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.