How Sweet It Is' Watermelon Granita is Spiked with a Shot of Coconut Rum

By: Laura McQuarrie - Mar 25, 2015
References: howsweeteats
When the warm weather hits on the first of July, it calls for a summer celebration with alcohol, a red and white dessert and refreshing fruit—all of which can be found in this watermelon granita recipe.

The festive recipe from the How Sweet It Is blog calls for just four simple ingredients, including fresh watermelon cubes, sugar, coconut milk and a shot of coconut rum. Although this recipe could probably be made without the alcohol for a version of this treat that the whole family could enjoy, this addition adds an extra dose of tropical flavor to the semi-frozen dessert. Presented in a clear glass jar, layering the watermelon granita with whipped cream is a perfect way to ring in the arrival of Canada Day.