Watermelon Mint Cooler & Granita


It is getting hotter by the day, and most days I am wishing to be soaked in the pool the whole day.. Ah.. that would be complete bliss..

Well, not having that kind of luxury, I make do with refreshing watermelon mint cooler by the poolside. What’s missing in the picture are the mini umbrellas..

After one refreshing glass, an idea sparked: why not freeze the cooler and make it into granita. Oh that is so much more fun than cooler, it reminds me of sweet shaved ice balls I have as a child.ย Granita is an italian frozen dessert made of any type of juice/beverage, frozen and scraped to make into icy dessert.

Freeze the cooler, and use a fork to scrape into ice. Oh and serve immediately, the granita has melted while waiting for me to get the right angle for the photos. Now you also know what is the heat like for me!

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Watermelon Mint Cooler & Granita
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Serves: 4
  • Half medium (about 500g) Watermelon - cut into cubes
  • 2 handful of Mint
  • Juice of 1 Lemon / Lime
  • Sugar/Honey to taste - Optional
  1. Blend all ingredients and serve garnished with mint leaves and lemon slice.
  1. Pour cooler into freeze proof container, and place in the freezer. After it's completely frozen, use a fork to scrape the frozen liquid. Serve the ice immediately.



  1. Hi Shannon

    Meeting you and tasting your delicious and yet tasty food during Body Perfect’s Mother’s Day event last month was the best thing that could have happened.

    Cooking was never my forte and neither was it something that I truly enjoyed but you changed all that. I’ve been trying out your recipes and just love them ๐Ÿ˜€

    This one has gone too rounds and is really good in crazy weathers like now.

    • Hi Joyce, reading your comments really make my day. I’m so happy my little sharing at Body Perfect have inspired you to start the cooking journey, sometimes it’s a little nudge in the right direction. Maybe your journey will inspire others too and it would continue on, that’s my mission..
      I haven’t been making granita in a long time, you have just reminded me to make them for this hot crazy weather.

  2. I just got home after a late night – very salty – dinner. This looks sooooo refreshing and thirst-quenching! Yum!
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    • Salty dinner? yeah i hate that specially when my mouth feels so thirsty after a meal with filled with MSG (which is very common in south east asian countries). definitely need a good thirst quencher after that!

  3. Looks cool and refreshing!
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  4. Hi Shannon. Nice to see you up and about again. This is a great idea! And I so loved those ice balls … with everything dripping down my arms. Aaaahh! The good ol’, cooler days ๐Ÿ˜€
    Guess we have to be all grown up like now and go with granitas ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • where to find those icy balls now? cannot find them any ice kacang stalls that sell them anymore. now is all snowy/ fruit lo lo and more ‘high class’ granitas ๐Ÿ˜› maybe there’s a market to sell icy balls ๐Ÿ™‚

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