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Watermelon Rose Granita
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5 from 3 votes

Watermelon Rosé Granita

This Watermelon Rosé Granita screams summer. It's a slow-moving, easy recipe in which your greatest feat will be waiting for it to freeze over an 8-hour period of time while gently raking it with a fork every couple hours to guarantee its icy success. With only three ingredients—fresh watermelon, rosé wine, and maple syrup—it's an ultra-refreshing recipe that keeps things simple in that summery, easy-breezy kind of way. 
Prep Time8 hrs 15 mins
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert, Drink, Granita
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan
Servings: 6 -8


  • 6 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 3 cups dry rosé wine
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or sweetened to taste


  • Add all ingredients to a blender, secure cover, and blend on high for 1 minute.
  • Pour the mixture into a 9x13 glass baking dish.
  • Place in freezer.
  • After one hour, use a fork to "rake" the sides of the mixture to break up the ice crystals.
  • Rake the mixture with a fork every 1 1/2 hours until the mixture is completely frozen. This takes about 7-8 hours, so be patient and plan to make this early in the day.
  • Serve in glasses and garnish with basil leaves, if desired.
  • Freeze leftovers.