WATERMELON 3 WAYS

July 15, 2017

Hey guys! When I think of summer, one of the foods that immediately comes to my mind is watermelon. I absolutely love it! In summer it is so nice and refreshing!

I always used to eat watermelon the same way: just cut in to cubes or straight from the rind. But recently, when I was scrolling through my Pinterest, I saw a lot of yummy things that were made with watermelon. I chose my favourites, adapted them to my own liking and I will be sharing them with you today.

I really liked all of these, so I think you should try them out for yourself as well! Plus, if you are like me and you’re up for a change, definitely try these recipes! (AND they look great on your Instagram ;) )

 

Sorbet ice cream

Out of all five recipes I find it quite hard to pick a favourite, but I definitely got the most excited for this one, just because I got to scoop the sorbet with an ice cream spoon. I know it sounds silly, but I’ve never done that before and I’ve always wanted to do it, so I got really excited about it! The good thing is that it also tasted delicious!

 

You will need:

  • Watermelon

  • Honey, optional

The first step to creating this yummy sorbet ice-cream is to cut up your watermelon into chunks and freeze them for a couple of hours or overnight. Once your watermelon pieces are completely frozen you can put them in a blender with the honey and blend until smooth. I do recommend to let them thaw for approximately 45 minutes before putting them in your blender, because otherwise they might be a little bit too hard for your blender to handle.

It is going to take some time for all of the watermelon to be blended up completely, but eventually it is going to turn out delicious! If you want a sorbet that is a little bit softer you can serve it immediately after blending, but if you want your sorbet a little less soft you could freeze it for a little bit longer after you’ve blended it. This will make also make it easier to make perfect scoops of ice cream (although I sucked at it ;) ) But that is really all you have to do! Just pick your favourite bowl and serve!

 

Tip: If you have some sorbet left you can freeze it again, but you will have to let it thaw for about 45 minutes before serving.

 

Popsicles

As I can be quite lazy sometimes, this “recipe” is perfect for me. And I’m saying “recipe”, because you can’t even really call it that, It is THAT simple! The only not-so-lazy aspect of these popsicles is that you have to buy a watermelon, which can be pretty heavy sometimes. But you know what? Sometimes we gotta let those muscles work a little bit too ;).

Or, you could just buy pre-cut watermelon slices, that’s probably even better!

 

You will need:

  • Watermelon

  • Popsicle sticks (or whatever you have around, you could also use skewers or lollypop sticks like I did)

After bringing that HEAVY watermelon (or not so heavy watermelon slices) home, all that’s left to do is cut slices, pop them onto a popsicle stick and freeze them for a couple of hours or overnight.

Easy right? Well, even though these are sooo simple, they are still super-duper delicious!

 

Fruity pizza

For all of you Instagram lovers out there: this is the one for you! It just looks so pretty!

But don’t you worry, it tastes great too!

 

You will need:

  • Watermelon

  • Curd or Greek yogurt

  • Any other fruit you like to top your pizza

First, cut a nice round slice of your watermelon to be the base of your “pizza”. The next thing you want to do is take some curd or Greek yogurt and spread a layer on top of the base. To finish this pizza just cut some of your favourite fruits up and decorate the pizza with the different fruits however you like. That’s when you’re ready to cut your pizza into slices and dig in!

 

 

Alright, I hope you liked this and honestly: TRY THEM!! I force you to do so! No, I’m just kidding, I won’t force you, but seriously… try them! Okay I will stop; I think I’ve made it clear enough how yummy they are.

But, if you do happen to try them for yourself, please let me know what you think!

I will write to you later!

 

Lots of love, Esther

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