All that watermelon

We’ve got about 15 pounds of watermelon in the basement right now; what to do with it all?

The watermelon on its own is great, but SofĂ­a loves to crunch on the seeds and I’m not sure how good that is for her. Alternative: watermelon popsicles! The days are long and hot and just perfect for icy treats.

I mashed them and picked out the seeds, then blended the pulp. Add craft sticks and freezer time, and we’ve got a healthy, home-grown answer to a little girl’s begging for ice cream on a sweltering summer day.

6 Responses to “All that watermelon”

  1. josh Says:

  2. heidi Says:

    You don’t need to work at picking out the seeds, use a sieve or a food mill. much faster–you get the juice and the compost heap gets the seedy discharge.
    did you think about watermelon pickles from the rind. I only had them once–someone had made their own, but I remember I had liked them then.
    Good for you for thinking of healthy treats.

  3. diana Says:

    Oh, a FOOD MILL. Why didn’t I think of that?!

  4. Heidi Says:

    wow, I like Josh’s post. Who knew?

  5. Lindsay McFadden Says:

    Our local Cantaloupe was on sale for $1 each so I decided to make Cantaloupe Sherbet – I had Luke and Titus try it and they both quickly smiled approvingly and then just as quickly their smiles turned to frowns and they said “ew! it tastes like cantaloupe”! hmm – I thought that was the point. Oh well… I like cantaloupe… Watermelon Popsicles sound yummy!

  6. diana Says:

    You poor thing, to have to cook for picky eaters! I bet it was *delicious*. I just got in from working on the shed in the 90F weather and cantaloupe sherbet sounds like pure heaven to me right now!

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