4 Refreshing Watermelon Treats

Watermelon is sweet and fruity, and tastes especially refreshing in the summer. But a plain ol' slice of watermelon, while certainly a classic, can get a little boring, right? Here are 4 tips, tricks, and recipes to help you enjoy this delicious fruit in a whole new way!

1. Watermelon Sorbet

You'll Need:

  • 1 watermelon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 oz sugar
  • chocolate chips
  • mint leaves

Here's How:

1.1 Cut a "lid" off the watermelon.

1.2 Puree the pulp inside the watermelon.

1.3 Add the lemon juice and sugar and mix well. Freeze the watermelon for 6 hours, stirring the inside contents every 30 minutes.

1.4 Scoop out the watermelon with an ice cream scoop and serve the sorbet balls with chocolate chips and mint leaves.

2. Fruity Watermelon Jello Slice

You'll Need:

  • 1 watermelon
  • ½ pineapple
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 pitaya
  • ½ mini papaya
  • 3 oz blueberries
  • 24 fl oz apple juice
  • 3 tsp agar agar powder

Here's How:

2.1 Cut the watermelon in half and use a melon baller to scoop out several balls.

2.2 Hollow out the rest of the watermelon and pour the watermelon balls into the shell.

2.3 Cut the pineapple, kiwi, pitaya, and papaya into small pieces and add them, together with the blueberries, to the watermelon bowl.

2.4 Pour cold apple juice into a saucepan and dissolve the agar agar powder in it. Heat this mixture while stirring and let simmer for 1 minute. Scrape the foam off the top and gently stir the cooled liquid into the watermelon bowl.

2.5 Refrigerate the watermelon bowl for at least 4 hours and then cut it into individual slices.

3. Watermelon on a Stick

You'll Need:

  • 1 watermelon
  • popsicle sticks

Here's How:

3.1 Cut the watermelon into thick slices, widthwise.

3.2 Make 8 even cuts around the watermelon rind with a knife.

3.3 Push a popsicle stick into each slot and cut the round slice into 8 equal pieces. Freeze the slices for about 2 hours before serving.

4. Watermelon Made Easy

You'll Need:

  • 1 watermelon
  • 1 large bowl

Here's How:

4.1 Place the watermelon in a large bowl and cut it in half along the edge of the bowl.

4.2 Cut the watermelon into pieces while still in the bowl, as shown in the video.

4.3 Place a large plate on top of the bowl and flip it over to slide the handy watermelon pieces onto the plate.

We bet you can't wait to get your hands on some watermelon right this instant! So what are you waiting for? Go grab the biggest melon you can find and get started!

You can find the recipe for the Watermelon Cake featured in the bonus video here.

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