Share 40. Can anyone share roughly how long it takes to freeze the watermelon? Thanks! It would be awesome to serve at a summer BBQ. Food And Drink. Why it isn’t a more popular fruit I will never understand. I added some water, but I didn’t want to dilute the flavor too much. That’s why there’s a range here; you’ll find your sweet spot (sorry) when you make it. ... Watermelon Mojito Popsicles by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures; Zucchini Scones by Kate’s Recipe Box; 157 Shares. (Side note- side by side refrigerators are a bad ides!) I don’t mind paying more for a guaranteed good melon, especially if I keep throwing away these horrible spongy $4 melons! Enjoy. Cheers, Deb. These are so good! Required fields are marked *. 2 1/2 to 3 pounds watermelon flesh, pits removed. OMG this sounds incredible! I made it without rum and with less lime juice than called for and had no problem at all getting it to blend. https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/08/happens-body-drink-alcohol-hot-weather-7615314/. It just makes things really easy, not that some recipes can’t be adapted but if I am feeling lazy and can just flip to something it really makes a difference. This was soooo goood!!! We made both watermelon mojitos and watermelon margaritas and what a genius idea to freeze watermelons – definitely going to do this again. I’ll try this too – I’m sure I’ll love it! It actually tastes like watermelon because you haven’t diluted it in any way. Add the mint simple syrup, lime juice, and rum (if using) and blend together for a second to combine. Let’s talk about booze: 1 shot (3 tablespoons or 1.5 ounces) per glass makes a gentle cocktail but we found an extra splash (1 tablespoon or so) to be the right level for the size drinks we made. In any case – it’s a keeper! Thank you so much. I love making/eating/drinking watermelon EVERYTHING in the summer. They sell large ones in wedges so you can always see the inside and never get a dud. I added some seltzer and even ended up microwaving some of the frozen watermelon to avoid adding more water. This looks amazing but what two limes are going to yield half a cup of juice???? This is so refreshing. Extract juice in a bowl. 95 degrees out, and THIS WAS THE BEST THING!!!!! It makes two drinks in an 11 to 12-ounce glass (I’m using. I’m going on a second summer of loving these, and a rum-less version got me through being pregnant last the summer (absolutely delicious even as a mock tail). Eleven years ago: Chocolate Sorbet I’ve never bought or consumed so much watermelon in my life, and despite not being particularly drawn to rum based drinks it’s all I want this summer. Delicious! I made these this weekend and they were a big hit! Category Watermelon; chile-lime melon salad; chopped vegetable, watermelon and feta salad; frozen watermelon mojitos; watermelon cucumber salad; watermelon lemonade; Search for: Sort by Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Instagram; Feed; The Weekly Newsletter. Also, it is naturally sweetened. A restaurant near me does Watermelon Jalapeno Mojitos, if I want to take these to another level, how do you think I should add the jalapeno? Seven years ago: Bacon Corn Hash Freezing the watermelon was key and the mix of everything together; just perfect! If you haven’t tried, it is SO GOOD! Pour into a 9 x 13- inch baking pan and freeze 2 hours or until slushie consistency. Yess… I love this for (real) strawberry daiquiris. If you were making these from memory and FIRST threw in a very generous handful of mint into your powerful blender, and pulverized it completely before whirring up the watermelon to a slush, you will not have a delightful pink drink, but an odd chartreuse one instead, although, it will taste wonderful. Watermelon Mojito Variations. ). Use frozen strawberries. Watermelon cocktails! Dried watermelon is a great way to “cook” watermelon and concentrate the flavor instead of diluting it. Such a great idea to freeze the watermelon and blend. We had it last weekend and I converted a non-rum drinker. Thank you so much for this idea and recipe! My husband and I loved both recipes. Blend until smooth. Just made this with peaches from last summer that I found in the back of my freezer and orange juice and it’s awesome. Now just waiting for the watermelon to freeze!!!! Place the watermelon slices in a food processor and puree until smooth. Boy, what a different taste. OK so I make a version of this that uses Gin and St. Germain instead of rum. I’ve been thinking about doing this in the summer as well! Freezing watermelon cubes is beyond brilliant! These limes I just bought did it easily. It looks amazing. Feb 24, 2017 - thirst quenchers for grownups. Grab the recipe today and add some chill to a hot summer day. This is yum everyone I’ve made it for cannot wait for the recipe. So totally going to make these for our cabin getaway in the Smokies and was planning on using gin. I left out the sugar because the watermelon I had was SO GOOD and sweet and topped it with Topo Chico. I was wondering what to do with all this watermelon I froze :). of watermelon, everything else doubled too) and just served up mini mojitos as a mid-party treat. Have you tried popping it back in the freezer after blending to have as a sorbet? This is a purer version, and I love them all. Phoenix is now holding on to 105+ temps so these will be on repeat for a long time! Twelve years ago: Double Chocolate Layer Cake, And for the other side of the world: They are growing so tall! The one watermelon we got so far this summer was pretty blah. The fruit smoothies there were awesome! Or even pre-mixed watermelon rum and sugar and froze? I’m a watermelon convert now — thanks for making my summer! I add fresh mint AND basil. (I’ve also made mango smoothies with frozen honey (champagne or atalufo) mango chunks, a few ice cubes, a spoonful of sugar and a little water to thin them out). “So, just eat it fresh and be done with it,” would be a reasonable, rational takeaway. Your email address will not be published. I’ve made it as straight frosty watermelon lemonade and limeade (no rum; keep the mint if you wish) but as a heatwave balm of a summer drink that takes approximately 65 seconds* to make, it’s downright revolutionary. Get Watermelon Mojito Recipe from Food Network. Place watermelon cubes into a glass with mint leaves and lime juice. We’ve made mint syrup to keep in the fridge in place of fresh mint every time. I included everything. I don’t need to tell you that a slice of fresh watermelon cold from the fridge is one of life’s perfect things. Plus, I didn't have to wait for it to thaw like I would with my strawberries. But wow! Mojito de Melón con Tequila ♦ This Watermelon Tequila Mojito is so refreshing in these hot summer months, I'm sure you will be making it more than 1,2,3 times this summer. I have no idea how I’ve lived without these, but glad they are in my life now! (and no simple syrup b/c the st germain is so sweet). Yum 16. Maybe even one hour in a good freezer. I get it at Westside. Do you suppose I could make this with not frozen watermelon and then cool it and run it through my small ice cream maker until it is the consistency of slush? So delicious. 2.5 Years Ago: Small-Batch Tiramisu I needed to bang the pieces down a little more but it eventually blended! Making this for the weekend because it has been so hot in Chicago! Eight years ago: Whole Wheat Raspberry Ricotta Scones Notify me of follow-up comments by email. We always had watermelon in my house all summer long when I was young. I added the zest from the limes for an extra limey kick. Whenever I cut a watermelon now I portion some off to be frozen. We are in heaven. Thank you! I don’t cook much or read/watch anything about cooking, but I was so drawn to your funny, witty personality and your ability to share your life in a real and entertaining way. Perfect for the hot weather and you can’t beat watermelon. My mom is a fantastic gardener and had a watermelon patch and everything. Watermelon Mojito Popsicles are just the thing to cool you off this summer! For lemonade for the kids, I usually go up to 3 tablespoons of sugar per pitcher. I don’t need to tell you that a slice of fresh watermelon cold from the fridge is one of life… Jul 3, 2020 - There is no time like a heat wave to unlearn everything you thought you knew about watermelon. I think I’ll try that and see how it turns out. the seven members of Maple Jam plus one spouse had this over the weekend at our annual retreat. A side note though, I just got your Every Day cookbook and as someone who has a special diet I REALLY appreciate that you take the time in the back to list which recipes are dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian, etc. I imagine this would work here too? Also, leave it on low (1-2) longer so it has time to grab the chunks and break them down. (Next time I’ll have to get a bigger melon!) one of my favorite fruits but I was thinking can which juicer we should use ? Made these tonight, and they were perfect for the weather. Not only do these cupcakes look like watermelon, they taste like it too thanks to some fresh watermelon puree added to the batter. And watch videos demonstrating recipe prep and cooking techniques. I am addicted to watermelon. Five years ago: Easiest Fridge Dill Pickles and Grilled Peach Splits Share. Freezing your watermelon in cubes and foregoing the ice cubes is summer drink brilliance. I recently discovered this recipe and have been making these nonstop! Also I’ve used (a little) cranberry juice to help watermelon blend in a pinch, and it adds a ‘tang’ and doesn’t dilute or take away from the watermelon taste. It all falls apart when you imagine that 4x what you paid ($5 to $7 for a giant piece) is what they’d charge for a full-size watermelon, so don’t think too hard about it. THE SMITTEN KITCHEN COOKBOOKS Spotlight Pantry Recipes how I stock the smitten kitchen Archives Archives. So much thank you for the watermelon ice cubes. One year ago: Corn Fritters and Bourbon Peach Smash I am woefully short on freezer space. I puree the watermelon in the blender, add vodka and a little St. Germaine (elderberry liquor), and pour over ice. We made one big batch in the blender (2 lb. Fill glasses … They begged for the recipe, and I happily shared, as well as the tip to freeze watermelon chunks. Also for speaking for so many of us about child care. Use a muddler or end of a wooden spoon to smash the watermelon. Two years ago: Hummus Heaped with Tomatoes and Cucumbers The watermelon simple syrup brings this cocktail to life and takes the already refreshing and fantastic traditional mojito up a big notch. I used gin instead of rum (didn’t have any) and cut the sugar by about 1/2. Curious if the consistency would work. Bodega melons are hit or miss. Thank you! This is SO GOOD. ): Super-fine sugar dissolves faster. I think I’m gonna try a mocktail version of this. For a non alcoholic version, exclude tequila. Friends and family will love these served in mini toothpicks! Yes, my vitamix wasn’t happy, either. Muddle together sugar, mint, lime juice, and watermelon in a cocktail shaker. I’m not sure why it took me as long as it did to have my a-ha moment but the solution was, well, right next to the ice cubes in the freezer. Ten years ago: Light Brioche Burger Buns, Blueberry Boy Bait, and Lemony Zucchini Goat Cheese Pizza I just made these and seriously… there are not words!!! Looks really delicious, I always double up on the mint and lime! 4.5 Years Ago: Oven-Braised Beef with Tomatoes and Garlic and Pecan Sticky Buns. Come to think of it (thanks for the reminder! I don’t comment on recipes (or other web articles), but I wanted to take a moment to let you know I enjoyed it, because I have both your cookbooks, use them regularly, and love your blog. Holy moly. This is the by far my favorite drink ever! One thing nice is that when it melts, which takes longer because everything is cold, there’s still some thickness to it because it’s just blended fruit, not blended water. Oh. It would not be the Smitten Kitchen if I wasn’t popping in here, chaotic as ever, 24 hours before the cooking- and eating-est day of most of our years, to suggest a new recipe for your menus, that, judging by my DMs, you settled weeks ago. I don’t need to tell you that a slice of fresh watermelon cold from the fridge is one of life… Looks delicious! I promise you’ll thank you later. I don’t need to tell you that a slice of fresh watermelon cold from the fridge is one of life… I will definitely be making this drink again soon! that’s great, this much be a summer best love! This looks so refreshing and delicious! Take advantage now that watermelon is in season! Tweet. Made this with some watermelon that had been sitting in my freezer from last August (horrible – I know). Kathryn, I ream out a large jalapeno…slice off both ends, get rid of the seeds and membranes with a jalapeno reamer, then slice off about 1 1/2 inches of it. I’ve been making watermelon smoothies at home by just putting cold (refrigerated) watermelon cubes in the blender. so refreshing, so good. I went on to your website after reading the article, and for the first time in a long, long time I cooked something new. Please do tell about the auto citrus juicer! You think they’d keep the frozen texture better if you kept the rum in the freezer? I finally figured out that I should start it off with just a few small chunks of the watermelon in the lime and sugar, and then add more chunks as I go along. We had to add some liquid before the purée was thin enough to pour; we just added a cup or two of seltzer to the blender, re-blended briefly, and served ’em up. When my wife and I were in Thailand I think we had a watermelon smoothie twice daily, $1 ea in 100% humidity was irresistible. Although I have a Ninja I’ve found it blends easier if I use half frozen watermelon and half refrigerated watermelon. First published July 19, 2019 on smittenkitchen.com |, Hummus Heaped with Tomatoes and Cucumbers, Oven-Braised Beef with Tomatoes and Garlic, https://rasamalaysia.com/sparkling-watermelon-lemonade/, 1 pound (a scant 4 cups) watermelon in 1-inch cubes (from about 2 pounds with rind on), 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 to 3 limes), plus wedges for serving, 3 to 4 ounces (6 to 8 tablespoons) white rum, Leaves from 1 to 2 sprigs of fresh mint, plus extra for garnish. I don't really know how to describe it, but the watermelon and mint gave it a nice flavor. Add to the blender with everything else. Same here…the container is too big. You might want to check out the comment guidelines before chiming in. Also think that pineapple is quite a nice addition, have you tried it before? In a large pitcher, add the mint leaves, pureed watermelon, rum, simple syrup and the lime juice. Replace the rum with simple syrup for a virgin version. My sister even came back the next day and oh-so-casually asked if I happened to have any more watermelon left. Drinks. This is excellent but be warned if you are making the virgin version that you’ll need to add additional liquid to help your blender run. Spike this sparkling watermelon lemonade with Clement Mahina Coco… you’ll thank me (mostly just for the Mahina Coco, which is the most wonderful thing…). I am the world’s worst watermelon picker outer. 1/2 cup fresh lime juice Sorry to be bearer of not so pleasant news. Just made this and it is so nice on a hot summer night. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Back at it again with another Watermelon recipe, but hey – remember we are preparing for summer, okay?Also, it’s the WEEKEND so you’re going to need a great cocktail to celebrate. Watermelon Mojito Recipe (Non Alcoholic) - Paarul'z Kitchen Ha, I always walk past Westside and see those humongous melons lining the sidewal. Pin 101. 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