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.



  • 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. 

Nutritional Information

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