Recipe Details

Chamoy sauce, traditionally a condiment from Mexico, brings a sweet, delicate heat to this watermelon and rosé granita. Quickly blended together, frozen and then shaved into serving bowls, it’s a perfectly refreshing, icy, fruity, low-alcohol cocktail to beat the heat.

  1. For the Chamoy Sauce, place all ingredients in blender container; cover. Blend on medium speed until smooth. Store in covered container in refrigerator up to 5 days. (Makes enough Chamoy Sauce for 2 batches of Watermelon Granita.)
  2. For the Chamoy Watermelon Granita, place all ingredients in blender container; cover. Blend on high until very smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into large freezer-safe container (about 13x9-inch (33x23-cm) size). Cover with plastic wrap. Freeze 3 to 4 hours, stirring and scraping mixture every 30 to 45 minutes to create a fluffy, shaved ice texture.
  4. To serve, scoop or shave frozen mixture into serving bowls. Garnish with watermelon wedges sprinkled with additional chili powder, if desired.


  • Scoop frozen Granita into drinking glass and let stand about 10 minutes to partially melt. Stir and serve as a refreshing ice-cold drink.
  • For a mocktail version, substitute pink lemonade or grapefruit juice in place of the rosé.