Showing posts with label watermelon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label watermelon. Show all posts

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sweet and Creamy Watermelon Ice Cream with Chocolate Chips

Watermelon Ice Cream

Nothing is more cool and refreshing than watermelon. So I just had to try my hand at making a "Sweet and Creamy Watermelon Ice Cream" then I tossed in a few chocolate chips to give it a little crunch; and to my surprise it is absolutely delicious. Can be made with Splenda for diabetics like myself. 


Prep time 20 min
Cook/Bake time 35 minutes
Chill time 3+ hours
Freeze time 2-3 hours
Makes 1 quart

3/4 cup Extra Fine Granulated Sugar; or Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated 
1 teaspoon cornstarch
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup organic whole milk
2 eggs
2/3 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups watermelon juice; approximately 10 cups watermelon cubed pureed  
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


In a medium sauce pan heat sugar, cornstarch, whole milk, and heavy cream over medium heat until it starts to bubble and thickens slightly; about 5-10 minutes.  

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. 

Cool completely.

Puree watermelon in a blender or food processor.  

Pour through a strainer. 

Chill for 3-6 hours.

Mix chilled juice with milk mixture.  

Make sure it is cold.  

Pour into an ice cream maker, and churn for 20 minutes, or according to the appliance instructions.

Once churned, fold in the chocolate chips.  

Place in an air tight container in the freezer for 2-3 hours until ready to serve.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Watermelon Crawl Cocktail

My secret weapon is "Watermelon Crawl Cocktail". This sweet yet tangy cocktail goes well with just about anything you 're grilling, smoking or barbecuing.


1 pound ripe watermelon
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup plus  Maraschino Cherries Without Stems, sliced in  half
3 Tablespoons Maraschino Cherries Juice for the jar
1/2 cup bottled water FIJI Natural Artesian Water
1/2 cup Smirnoff Watermelon Vodka


Put watermelon, lemon juice, cherry juice, water, and sugar in a blender and mix well.

Fill glasses with ice and sugar the rim of your glasses.

Pour mixture over the ice and a teaspoon of cherries until the glass is full.

Stir and garnish with a lemon wheel and serve.

Tip: Taste better poured over crushed ice.