Summer reminds everyone of beaches, fun outings, and cool cocktails. But what else comes to your mind when you think of summer? For me, a juicy, cold, red slice of watermelon is all I wait for in this sunny season. So, let us celebrate this season with amazing tasty watermelon recipes.
What can I do with a Fresh and Sweet Watermelon?
Though many of us just like to eat watermelon straight from the rind, there is a lot we can do with this big fruit. We can cut it in various shapes, or simply slice it or dice it. You can eat it straight and simple or put some salt in it, grill it, or just blend it. Whatever you do with watermelon, it’s surely going to taste amazing.
Some of us just stick to cocktails and salads recipes when it comes to this big round fruit. Have you ever thought of marinating or grilling a watermelon, but don’t know how it will turn out? Don’t worry, go ahead, it will definitely taste incredible. You can make popsicles, desserts, a variety of juices and salads.
10 Easy Watermelon Recipes for Summer
So, let us start preparing a cool summer menu for you.
1. Watermelon Coconut Mojitos
This watermelon coconut mojito will save you from the heat wave with its amazing flavor. You can add coconut rum to give it a little twist, but you can leave it out if you prefer a non-alcoholic drink. This refreshing drink is easy to make and can also be served at parties. Use lime, mint leaves or a piece of watermelon for garnishing.
- Watermelon (chopped and frozen)
- Coconut Cream or Full-Fat coconut milk
- Mint Leaves
- Lime Juice
- Coconut Rum (optional)
Get the recipe at Yammies Noshery
2. Watermelon Pie
Ever thought of making a watermelon pie? Crumbled gourmet cookies will be the base of your pie. The mouth-watering topping is made of heavy cream and Mascarpone cheese. To decorate the pie, we cut the watermelon into balls and put it around the pie. You can enjoy the natural sweetness of the fruit this summer dessert.
- Heavy cream
- Gourmet cookies
- Tapioca (uncooked)
- Red Food Coloring Gel
- Mascarpone cheese
- Lemon zest and Juice
- Granulated and Powdered Sugar
- Unsalted butter
- Kosher salt
Get the recipe at Southern Living
3. Watermelon Ice Cream Slices
Cut out a slice of watermelon and you get watermelon ice cream in it! Ah, it’s like a dream come true. Making ice cream in a container is so old fashioned. Make luscious watermelon ice cream right inside the watermelon.
You need to remove all the watermelon flesh by making a small cut and get the ingredients of the ice cream ready. Make a mixture, pour it in the watermelon an allow it to freeze.
- Condensed Milk
- Heavy Cream
Get the recipe at Food Network
4. Watermelon Popsicles
Summer is so incomplete without a popsicle. Bring your love for watermelon and popsicle together and make yourself a layered watermelon popsicle.
To make it look like a watermelon we use kiwi, coconut milk, and watermelon to make the layers. Small chocolate chips are used to make the seeds of watermelon. Watermelon popsicles are so refreshing and irresistible.
- Coconut Milk
- Chocolate Chips
- Lemon Juice
- Granulated Sugar
Get the recipe at Cooking Classy
5. Watermelon Pizza
Have you ever thought of eating a pizza as dessert? Pizza and dessert can only bring one thought to my mind- So many calories! But this pizza is super healthy, low-carb, and delicious. You can have such dessert every day without worry about the calories.
Cut a round slice of watermelon and top it with a mixture of cream cheese, honey, vanilla, and ricotta. You can add coconut and your favorite berries as a topping to it.
- Cream Cheese
- Fresh berries
- Toasted coconut
- Fresh mint
Get the recipe at Good Housekeeping
6. Watermelon Fries
Fries are like everyone’s favorite. How about changing the fries according to the season? In this hot season let us make some heavenly watermelon fries. It is vegan and gluten-free. The fries are accompanied by a yummy coconut lime dip.
Simply cut the watermelon into fry-like strips and sprinkle it with salt and chili powder. Making the dip is also quite easy. You can make this watermelon fries as a snack that is perfect for your whole family.
- Classic Seasoning (Salt and Chili Powder)
- Coconut Yogurt
- Coconut Sugar
- Lime Juice and Zest
Get the recipe at Abbey’s Kitchen
7. Watermelon Jell-O Shots
Enjoy a Jell-O shot instead of a regular watermelon slice. And guess what? This big slice of watermelon has booze. Instead of using a container or a mold to make Jell-O, this time let us try something new and make it in a half-cut watermelon instead. You can slice it into pieces once the mixture is set.
You can even use lime cups instead of a big watermelon if you want to make a tiny version of this Jell-O. To make a kids version of this simply replace the vodka with cold water.
- Watermelon Jell-O
- Black Sesame Seeds
Get the recipe at Allrecipes
8. Watermelon Soup
Soup need not always be hot. This chilled refreshing watermelon soup is perfect for a hot summer day.
You can enjoy it at any time and as many times you like and never get bored. It is best served when chilled and you can garnish it using walnut, mint leaves, yogurt, or honey.
- Greek yogurt
- Mint leaves
- Sea salt
Get the recipe at The Healthy Foodie
9. Watermelon Cupcakes
This summer, go healthy and instead of eating a calorie-packed cake enjoy watermelon cupcakes. Use a cookie cutter to cut round pieces of watermelon and use coconut cream as icing to make it even healthier. Decorate the cupcakes with berries to make it look cuter. Enjoy your mini watermelon cupcake anytime you want.
- Maple Syrup
- Full Fat Coconut Milk
Get the recipe at Carolina Girl Cooks
10. Grilled Watermelon
Grilled watermelon has all the flavors infused in it. The sweetness of the watermelon along with spicy chilly and tangy lime makes it a perfect summer BBQ. Grilling adds smoky flavor and crispness to the watermelon. You will surely enjoy this explosion of deliciousness.
- Grapeseed oil
- Chile Paste
- Lime Juice and Zest
Get the recipe at Cooking On The Weekends
So, do you have a big, sweet, juicy watermelon at your house? Grab it and start making these amazing watermelon recipes. Also, let me know which recipe was your favorite and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family and help them beat the hot temperature.
Here are a few other amazing healthy smoothie recipes to try this summer.
Enjoy your summer!