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Watermelon Freeze

Watermelon Freeze

Makes 12-18.

Approximate cooking time: 20 minutes, with 4 hours to chill

Ingredients

  • 4 cups watermelon, seeded and cubed
  • 2 cups cantaloupe, cubed
  • 3 fresh mint leaves (or 1 mint tea bag)
  • 1 cup water
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • paper muffin liners or small paper cups

Instructions

  • Puree watermelon and cantaloupe in a food processor until smooth.
  • Place in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer.  Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in another pan, steep the mint leaves or tea bag in 1 cup boiling water for about 3 minutes.
  • Strain mint leaves, and add the infused water to the cooked melons.
  • Turn off heat and stir in lemon juice.
  • Line a muffin pan with paper liners (may instead use small paper cups or ice cube trays).
  • Pour the melon puree into each liner and freeze.
  • When beginning to firm up, insert flat wooden sticks into the center of each.
  • Freeze until completely hard or the papers will not peel easily away.
  • Remove papers before serving.
Photo courtesy: Rafael Moreno

This recipe inspired in part or in whole from here.


9 Comments

  1. Problem with this recipe. It calls for Canteloupe but it doesn’t tell you what to do with it.. I am guessing add to the watermelon and puree?

  2. AHope

    Is there anything I can use besides canteloupe because canteloupe just makes me want to gag? I mean does the canteloupe do anything else that is required to put in the freeze cup thingies?

    • Neely

      Any fruit will do, I’m assuming. Try honeydew melon or strawberries and see how it goes.

  3. If you’re Australian like me and reading this wondering what on earth canteloupe is… it’s called rockmelon here ;)

  4. If your lazy (like me) you can also make an even easier watermelon freeze with just straight watermelon blended with a little lime juice. Freeze 30 minutes, whip, freeze until it is frozen. If you are short on time, this makes a fluffy sweet treat with few dishes to clean, but no minty flavor.

  5. Silverstar

    Watermelon freeze recipe is in the freezer as we speak. Cant wait to try this!

  6. Kate, Thanks for that tip. I was thinking if I could just do the watermelon alone. :)

  7. kelly

    Why do you need to cook it.

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