When your husband says, “Hey maybe we should use the blender,” you may want to listen.
I did not.
And I made one HELL of a mess. For some reason I thought this would be better made in the food processor. What the heck was I thinking? So I whirred away, and next thing I know there’s watermelon juice coming out of spots in my food processor that I didn’t even know were open! Yes.
It even seeped out from UNDER the processor bowl. You know how? Somehow, SOMEHOW, I managed to get watermelon up and UNDER the blade-mabob-thingy. And if that wasn’t enough, it spun so high, it started leaking out from under the lid. I ALMOST took photos. Almost.
Thankfully my husband didn’t laugh, point, and say, “I told you so!” Although, he could have rightfully done so. He just handed me a paper towel. I’ll bet he was laughing in his head though!
The second batch (yes, I made a second one after the first one turned out so great I knew I had to share it with all my friends) was made using the blender – where all things fruity should be chopped up.
Next is strawberries… Thanks to 365 Scoops for the inspiration!
Some seedless watermelon (let your blender be your guide – fill-her-up!)
Into a small saucepan, pour out a small amount of the mixture (about 1/2 a cup or so, no need to measure) and combine
1/4-1/2 cup sugar (or equivelent substitutes) depending on the sweetness of your watermelon (and don’t EVEN tell me you didn’t taste it)
When the sugar is completely dissolved, add sugar/watermelon mixture back into the blender along with
1-2 Tbsp Vodka (optional – you can’t taste it – or more if you want some fun, it helps keep it from freezing solid)
2-3 Tbsp Lime juice
Blendy, blendy for a few seconds to mix it all up then pour mixture into a large glass baking dish or rimmed baking sheet / jelly roll pan. Cover with plastic wrap and throw in the freezer.
Depending on your freezer (ours took hours to even start freezing, it sucks!), you’ll either need to start the scraping process when it’s frozen a little bit. With a spoon or fork to scrape away at the top layer. Uh…. just see the pictures. Yeah.
Then keep freezing it, and scrape the rest of it! If you don’t know what to do from here on out, there’s just no help for you.