I brought home a giant watermelon today.
Actually Fresh Direct brought it to my front door.
Thank you Fresh Direct for having watermelon on sale this week.
Now what does one do when a melon this size shows up at their front door?
My dad used to make carvings out of watermelons. I’m not that crafty.
How about melon balls? They sure do look nice.
I know. Give a piece to the cute puppy begging at your kitchen door.
“Please Mom? I’ve been a good boy”
He enjoyed that, but there’s still a lot of melon to go.
I know! Watermelon ice pops! It’s easy too!
2 1/2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
Juice of 1 lemon
Zest from half a lemon
2 Tablespoons white sugar (my watermelon was sweet, but feel free to add more or less depending on your melon)
Puree watermelon (I used my immersion blender, but a regular blender is fine too)
Juice lemon into watermelon puree and mix in sugar. Press mixture through a mesh sieve. You’ll be left with over 2 cups of watermelon juice – discard the pulp. At this point mix in the lemon zest.
Pour mixture into ice pop molds and freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight.
I ended up with extra watermelon mixture. Into ice cube trays it went!