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Watermelon Ice Cream Recipe

Watermelon ice cream is a delicious summer treat...and a fun way to use up some of that big watermelon before it goes bad!

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Since there's no such thing as a small watermelon - and for it's size watermelon in the summer always seems like such a good deal...but then after a few days of eating it do you find that you have the same problem I do?

There's still a lot of watermelon left! Why not try making your very own homemade watermelon ice cream!

watermelon ice cream

Serving Tip: Instead of scooping out this fruit ice cream, why not cut it out into triangular wedges to resemble watermelon wedges?

Watermelon Ice Cream Recipe

Philadelphia Style

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 3-24 hours
Ice Cream Maker Time: Approximately 25-30 minutes
Servings: Ten 1/2 cup servings

Ingredients:

Watermelon

2 1/2 - 3 cups chopped watermelon
1/4 cup sugar

Ice Cream Base

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt (optional improves texture, brings out taste)
1 envelope gelatin (optional improves texture)
1/2 chocolate chips (optional, for "watermelon seeds")

Directions:
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Watermelon

Puree watermelon in a bowl and add 1/4 cup sugar.

Pour 1 1/2 cups of watermelon puree into a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat.

Bring watermelon puree to a boil and boil for several minutes.

Chill watermelon mixture in the frige until completely cooled, about 3 hours. Storing in refridgerator 12-24 hours will help strengthen the flavor.

Ice Cream Base

With a hand mixer or whisk, mix milk and sugar together so that the sugar dissolves.

Add cooled watermelon puree to the milk mixture.

Stir in cream, vanilla, salt, and sprinkle in gelatin - make sure gelatin dissolves completely.

Pour into ice cream maker.

Mix about 20-25 minutes.

Add chocolate chips to churning ice cream.

Mix 5 more minutes in your ice cream maker.

Enjoy this tasty summer treat!

Watermelon Ice Cream Recipe

watermelon ice cream recipe

Custard Style

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 3-24 hours
Ice Cream Maker Time: Approximately 25-30 minutes
Servings: Ten 1/2 cup servings

Ingredients:

Watermelon

2 1/2 - 3 cups chopped watermelon
1/4 cup sugar

Ice Cream Base

2 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt (optional improves texture, brings out taste)
1 envelope gelatin (optional improves texture)
1/2 chocolate chips (optional, for "watermelon seeds")

Directions:
If you don't have an ice cream maker, click here.

Watermelon

Puree watermelon well.

Stir in 1/4 cup sugar.

Pour 1 1/2 cups watermelon puree into a saucepan and heat over med-low heat.

Bring watermelon to a boil and boil for several minutes.

Remove from heat and chill until completely cooled, about 3 hours. Chilling for 12-24 hours will enhance the flavor.

While chilling, make the start of your custard ice cream base.

Ice Cream Base

Beat eggs until they are light and fluffy (1-2 min).

Add sugar slowly to the eggs and then beat this for 1 minute more.

In a saucepan, heat milk until it just begins to boil.

Pour hot milk over beaten eggs and then stir to combine.

Stirring constantly, pour this mixture back into the saucepan and heat - but do not let the mixture boil.

When the mixture thickens and begins to stick to the back of your spoon, remove from heat.

Chill at least 3 hours until cooled completely.

Add cooled watermelon to the milk mixture.

Stir in cream and vanilla, adding salt and gelatin if desired.

Pour into ice cream maker.

Mix about 20-25 minutes.

Add chocolate chips to ice cream mixture, if desired.

Mix 5 more minutes in your ice cream machine.

Enjoy it!



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