Very light and refreshing with the perfect amount of sweetness. Lime juice brightens up the flavor and adds a delightful zing. The texture is soft, reminiscent of a very light sorbet combined with a shaved ice. This is a great recipe to make with plentiful watermelon available in the summertime. It's the perfect ending after a filling summer dinner or a refreshing snack on a hot day. You could even pour a shot of Cointreau® over the top or blend the mixture with tequila and enjoy it as a boozy summer treat.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
5 hrs
5 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place watermelon cubes in a single layer on a sheet pan. Freeze at least 5 hours or overnight.

  • Zest limes; set aside for garnish. Juice limes until you have 2 tablespoons juice.

  • Place 1/2 of watermelon cubes in food processor with 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Blend until smooth and creamy and transfer to a large bowl. Repeat with remaining watermelon, honey, and lime juice.

  • Stir the 2 batches together and serve immediately, garnished with lime zest and Tajin®. Or, place in a freezer-safe container and freeze for a firmer texture.

Cook's Notes:

You can use agave nectar in place of honey.

Tajin(R) is available at Latin grocery stores or in the international aisle at some supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

89 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 23.4g; fat 0.3g; sodium 34.4mg. Full Nutrition