What to do with Leftover Watermelon

Posted on August 15, 2008

Watermelon is one of those things that just doesn't keep well.  Even though it's relatively inexpensive, I feel guilty pitching what we don't eat.  But I will never do that again.  Last week my sister-in-law made a drink that I just have to share with you.

She pureed chunks of watermelon (messy, yes, but I can handle mess), removing seeds as the melon went into the blender.  Some of the puree was put into bowls to make big ice cubes.  The rest of the watermelon puree went into the fridge to chill.  At serving time, the puree was poured into a punch bowl with about the same volume of Squirt (but I'm guessing any similar soda would do) and the frozen watermelon were added.  Cool and delicious.  The texture was slushy like.  And after a few glasses with the addition of watermelon vodka, so was I...

Next time you buy a healthy watermelon save some for the freezer!

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