Saturday, August 4, 2012

Watermelon Ice

I guess I'm a little late for the party, because yesterday was National Watermelon Day! Whether you celebrated or not, you can enjoy this super simple watermelon ice any day of the year.

This is more of a method than a recipe, since you can use the same procedure with basically any amount of watermelon. The texture is almost like snow, but it tastes like pure, sweet watermelon. Plus, there's no need to add sugar (as long as you use ripe melon), so it's deliciously healthy.

Watermelon Ice

1. Cut the watermelon into small chunks and freeze on a baking sheet lined with wax paper or plastic wrap. Make sure the watermelon is completely frozen, it would be best to freeze it overnight.
2. Place the frozen watermelon in a food processor and blend until the watermelon is finely ground and has a shaved ice texture. That's all!

Tips and Notes:
  • You can add a frozen banana to the mixture for a more sorbet-like texture.
  • Add a splash of water, lime juice, or any other liquid as needed to keep the mixture blending. Also, pulse the food processor to break up large chunks.
  • Place a scoop or two of the watermelon ice in the bottom of a glass, then fill with lemonade, iced tea, or sparkling water for an icy watermelon-flavored drink.

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