melon granita with cardamom cream

Melon granita with cardamom cream

  • serves 6
  • Easy

This recipe for melon granita with cardamom cream makes for a great summery dessert. It's really easy to prepare and, as it's frozen, you can prep this well in advance.


Make these cooling melon granitas, then check out more granita recipes, such as our tangy black cherry granita.



  • Charentais melons 2
  • cardamom 2 pods, cracked and seeds taken out
  • icing sugar 3 tbsp
  • double cream 200ml
  • limes 2, quartered to serve 


  • Step 1

    Halve the melons, discard the seeds and scoop out the flesh. Put the flesh in a food processor and whizz to a pulp. Pour it into a shallow, freezer-proof box and freeze overnight. Crush the cardamom seeds into the icing sugar and tip into a airtight container.

  • Step 2

    Whip the cream to soft peaks, sieve the icing sugar over the cream and whip it in. Scrape the granita with a fork until you have a mass of ice crystals. Spoon alternate layers of granita and cream into glasses to serve. Squeeze lime juice over before serving.

Check out more easy summer dessert recipes

Peach Pavlova Recipe with Mascarpone Cream

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 296
  • Fat 18.2g
  • Saturates 11.1g
  • Carbs 29.1g
  • Fibre 2.7g
  • Protein 2.6g
  • Salt 0.3g