Summer is here and almost everyone really feds up with this cruel heat. If you want to beat summer by taking food which is really good for the season then watermelon is one of the best options you have. In this season sweating is more than usual, so if you want to retain good amount of water in your body then watermelon is a good option as it contains a plenty amount of water. Even if you are bored with eating the fruit, here are some really refreshed summer watermelon recipes. Hope these recipes would make your summer days coooooooler than ever!
Following are some of the yummiest watermelon recipes
1, Watermelon Mojito Pops
3/4 cup sugar
2 lbs. triangular seedless watermelon slices, rinds removed
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
Fresh mint and crushed ice for garnish (optional)
1 cup white rum
1/2 tsp mint extract (or more to taste)
Take a saucepan, add 3 or 4 cup of water into sugar and heat the mixture on constant heat till the sugar is dissolved completely.
Now, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool.
Give shape to the watermelon by cutting the watermelon from two tips ends.
Cut the melon into two halves and further divide it into halves.
Now, cut that quarter into triangle shape and remove the green layer of the melon with the help of knife.
After that place the triangle pieces in a dish in one layer.
Now add simple syrup with mint extract, lime juice and rum in a mixing bowl.
Pour the mixture on watermelon pieces and kept it at room temperature for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, place wooden stick on the base of each one.
Place the watermelon pops onto a foil-lined baking sheet and let it freeze for minimum one hour.
2, Cup cake watermelon
For cup cake
2 cup sour cream
1 cup softened unsalted butter
½ tbsp Salt
½ tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp baking soda
2 cups sugar
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp watermelon flavoring oil
For frosting1 tbsp watermelon flavoring oil
3 tbsp milk
6 tbsp unsalted butter
5 to 6 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
First of all, preheat the oven at 350 degree to make the cupcakes.
Add baking soda, salt, baking powder into the flour.
Now take a large bowl and cream the sugar and butter together till it become fluffy and light. And don’t forget to add eggs while mixing each addition.
Stir in the watermelon flavoring. Add about a third of the flour mixture and beat it properly till it get mixed. After adding flour, add half of the sour cream and beat it until just mixed.
Now repeat the same process for the remaining sour cream and flour mixture.
After that add color as much you want.
Put two tbsp butter into each cup of lined muffin pans and bake it for 20 minutes or till it is properly baked.
Let it cool down completely before frosting.
Take a large bowl, add butter and about a third of the confectioners’ sugar, and mix it well.
Stir in the milk and mix it well before beating in another third of the confectioners’ sugar.
Now time to stir it in the lemon juice and the remaining sugar.
After beating, add the whole watermelon flavoring.
If the frosting seems to be very soft then add more sugar and color.
3, Mint Watermelon Soda Float
2 ½ cups of fresh seeds removed watermelon chunks
4 cups vanilla ice cream
1 ½ cups of fluid Club Soda or Carbonated Water of Your Choice
15 whole Fresh Mint Leaves or more for Garnish
Combine watermelon, carbonated water and mint and blend it until watermelon is properly broken.
Now pour it with the help of a fine strainer into a large bowl.
Take two glasses and put vanilla ice-cream into it.
Now pour watermelon soda over the top and garnish it with fresh mint leaves. So, here is a refreshing drink to beat this summer.
4, Watermelon Almond Tart
1 3- to 5-inch thick slice seed less watermelon, rind removed
1 cup low or no fat natural vanilla flavored yogurt
1 cup blueberries
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup sliced almonds
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
Take a non-stick pan and heat it on the medium flame, toast the almonds and keep stirring it in order to prevent burning.
Now removes these almonds from heat and allow them to cool.
After that, cut the watermelon into 6 to 8 pie-shaped wedges and dip the curved shaped side slices into the yogurt and then almonds.
Now arrange the pieces on a serving plate and it will look like a piecrust of almonds around the watermelon slices.
After that frost the top of the arranged watermelon with the left yogurt and garnish it with the berries on the top.
Pour the chocolate syrup over the top and serve.
5, Watermelon Granita
1/2 whole seedless, chunked watermelon
1/3 cup Sugar
2 whole Limes, Juiced
Blend half the watermelon, half the sugar and half the lime juice properly. Pour it into the separate bowl.
Repeat the same process with other half of ingredients and pour it in the same bowl.
Now place the mixture in a baking dish and freeze it for two or three hours.
Then return pan to freezer along with the shaved ice on the top and remove it after two hours and continue scraping.
Repeat the scrapping process until the entire mixture is shaved.
Once finished, serve it in glasses.
6, Watermelons, Feta and Basil Salad
4 cups watermelon, chopped
Fresh lime juice
10 fresh leaves basil, torn
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 package feta, crumbled
In a large bowl, combine watermelon with salt, pepper and lime juice and toss it. Add feta and basil just prior to serving and toss again.
7, Watermelon Iced Tea
Watermelon cubes in 1/6 or 1/4 size
Water 3 cups
Lemon juice 2 tbsp
Black tea leaves 6 tsp
Mint 1 sprig
Sugar 1 tbsp
Ice 3 cup
Mint leaves for garnishing
Brew tea in water, strain it and let it cool down.
After that, crush watermelon, sugar and mint in a blender.
Pour that tea mixture in lemon juice and blend it once again.
Now serve it chilled with ice even you can garnish it with mint leave.