Tag Archives: watermelon

Summer/Spring Drinks

17 Oct


In my opinion there’s nothing more refreshing on a hot day than a glass of ice cold lemonade. The only downfall has to be the copious amount of sugar found in most recipes. Wanting to avoid the sugar overload and not being a mass fan of artificial sweetener I got creative in the kitchen and created a lemonade as sweet as the original but without the addition of any sugar. What did I use to sweeten you may ask? Nothing other than fresh watermelon.

In a blender combine 3 cups of fresh lemon juice, 2 cups of diced watermelon with 2 cups of water. Pulse until well combined and serve with ice, a fresh slice of lemon and a few spring berries. Enjoy!

Warm Weather Treats

7 Oct


If you haven’t tried Granita before you definitely need to and what better place to start than by making a simple watermelon grantia.  Perhaps best of all this recipe uses only 3 ingredients and doesn’t require boiling or an ice cream maker, like many other frozen desserts.

What to do is crazy simple. Firstly combine 4 cups of diced watermelon with 1/2 cup of caster sugar and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour the mixture into a metal pan and cover with plastic. Freeze for around 1 hour before removing and crushing any frozen lumps using the back of a fork. Return the mixture to the freezer and allow to freeze for a further 2 hours. Once again remove from the freezer and crush any icy lumps. That’s it, you’re done and ready to serve! This recipe can be made a couple of days in advance just ensure the mixture is well covered and you break it up before serving. Enjoy!


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