So no frozen watermelon cocktail recipes yet. But maybe this weekend since I have a few large bags of frozen watermelon chunks stashed in our freezer.
Watermelon is probably my all time favorite fruit, I could eat every day and never get tired of it. I just get giddy when I see rows of bins of huge watermelons for cheap at Costco. Carefully selecting one or two great ones is an art form for me, I’ve actually climbed to the center bins to get the perfect looking melon, which is the largest melon with a huge white spot since that supposedly means it’s been ripened on the vine longer and sweeter.
For being mostly water, watermelon has a surprising amount of protein for a fruit. And a great source of vitamin C. What I didn’t know is, according to the Wikipedia article, the rinds are not only edible, but should be consumed due to high nutrient content in them. Hmmmm, maybe I should start adding the rinds to my smoothies too. Only from organic watermelons of course. And that pickling the rinds is common in the south or the rinds are stir fried in China. Again, things I might need to try.
For now I’m keeping it simple with a fun dessert using frozen watermelon chunks and two more of my favorite flavors – coconut and fresh mint leaves.
Watermelon Mint Sorbet
- 4 cups frozen watermelon chunks
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 2 tbsp. chopped mint (or to taste)
Place all ingredients into a food processor and process to a smooth, snow-like texture. Enjoy! Makes 4-6 servings.
I have a pretty heavy duty 14-cup food processor with a base that’s not easy to move, but the force of processing large, frozen watermelon chunks nearly sent if off the counter. For smaller models, use a meat tenderizer or rubber mallet to break the watermelon into smaller chunks before processing.
I used chocolate mint leaves swiped from the garden, but peppermint or any variety mint leaves should be fine.
Mmmm, watermelon snow.
This is the perfect light, summer treat that’s easy to make and impress guests with on presentation.
Or store in the freezer for late night snacking.
What’s your favorite summer fruit?