6 Watermelon Recipes You Should Try At Home This Summer
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Watermelons mark the end of the chilly wind and the bright, sunny days ahead. This means you no longer have to stick to hot soups as a staple and shift to licking popsicles to beat the heat. And the best part of summers is the range of fruits – watermelons, musk melons, mangoes, you name it, and you have it.

But if watermelon is your favourite and you want to try to take the fruit to the next level, you’re at the right place. Apart from enjoying the juicy watermelon wedges, there are many more ways you can relish this refreshing fruit. Here are six ways you can turn a watermelon into an energising treat for the summer.

Watermelon Slushie

There’s nothing better than a watermelon slushie to start off the list and beat the heat. 

You can make this icy, cool watermelon slushie by cutting the fruit and removing its seeds. Then, take the fruit with a squeeze of lemon and blend them together. Next, add some ice cubes with just a little honey. Pour the slushie into glasses and feel the freshness with every sip.

Watermelon Popsicle

Popsicles are the best part of summer. Licking the fruity-flavoured ice stick has the power to make you forget about the temperature. 

To make your own watermelon popsicle, start by blending the fruit and turning it into a liquid form. Now, pour the juice into popsicle moulds with a stick. Freeze them for a few hours, and your watermelon popsicles will be ready for you.

Watermelon Feta Salad

If you’re looking for a way to make your intake of watermelon a healthier one, watermelon feta salad is the way to go. To prepare the salad, cut the watermelon into cubes and add feta cheese, chopped onion, cucumber, and mint leaves. Mix everything along with a squeeze of lemon with salt and pepper as per your taste. And that’s it; your healthy watermelon feta salad is ready to be savoured.

Watermelon Fruit Roll-Ups

Watermelon fruit roll-ups are a healthy snack for your kids and even for yourself. To make these delicious red roll-ups, start by blending watermelon chunks till you get a smooth puree. Now, take a baking tray lined with butter paper and spread the puree, ensuring a very thin layer. Next, bake it for several hours on the lowest heat of the oven. Once you get a leathery texture, roll up the strips, and you’ll be ready to take a bite of the watermelon fruit roll-ups.

Watermelon Margarita

If you want to add some booze to watermelon to get the most out of the weekend, you can easily make a watermelon margarita at home. 

To make the cocktail, first, you’ll need to blend the fruit to get puree. Then, remove the pulp or seeds by sieving the puree. Next, add the pulp-free juice, tequila, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker and shake aggressively. Pour it into a rimmed glass and enjoy the onset of summer with your drink.

Watermelon Sorbet

What would be better than coming home from a sunny day to a scoop of homemade watermelon sorbet? The best part is that the sorbet isn’t hard to prepare. All you need to do is blend the chunks of watermelon and make a puree. Strain the puree to get rid of any seeds or pulp. Then, add lemon juice and some honey to the watermelon puree and churn it in an ice cream maker. Freeze it for several hours, and you’ll come back to the goodness of a watermelon-based dessert.