watermelon recipes

Monek Marie
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edited February 2022 in Cooking


1/2 watermelon

1 lemon, juiced


Cut watermelon into 1 inch thick rounds. Slice the watermelon away from the rind and cut into 8 triangles like you would a whole cake.

Take half of the triangles and place in a large bowl. Pour half of the lemon juice over the watermelon and allow to soak for 10 minutes.

Place the watermelon on mesh dehydrator trays. Dehydrate for 12 hours at 110 degrees.

Do the same with the rest of the watermelon and lemon juice.

Store in an airtight container.



  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Watermelon mint drink

    Use a fine mesh strainer to remove the pulp from the juice, straining the juice into a pitcher or large measuring cup. Blend super chilled watermelon, maple syrup, lime juice and pinches of salt at high speed until smooth. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar has dissolved. Place watermelon and mint in a large bowl. Make sure to allow the. Then add around 1 cup of ice cubes.

    So, together with infuse flavors of ginger; This watermelon is a good source of antioxidants. Alternatively, cut the lime in half, crosswise and use a fork or citrus juicer to extract the juice and pour into the watermelon juice.

    Firmly pack everything into the infusion core, layering ingredients as you go. Mix all ingredients and keep chilled. Put 5 watermelon cubes, all the mint leaves, ginger slices and the remaining 5 watermelon cubes in the infusing tube and close the lid.

    Infused Watermelon drink

    7 watermelon cubes 5 cucumber slices 2 mint sprigs. Lime or lemon.

    Combine mint leaves, sugar, and 1/4 cup water in a small pot. Pour the gallon of water over watermelon and mint and stir.

    Remove the lime skin and push the fruit through the juicer. 2 sprigs of fresh mint, torn ; Add the watermelon, lime, and mint to a large flask.

    Transfer mixture to a heatproof container and chill, uncovered, until cool, about. Lightly crush the mint in the palm of your hands and add to the pitcher. Fill the flask with cold water and chill it in the refrigerator.

    2 large thumbs of ginger, thinly sliced; Push the watermelon meat through the juicer together with the mint. Add lime slices and mint leaves into tall glasses, then some ice cubes.

    Then pour the mixture over a mesh strainer.

    Fill ¾ of the bottle with water, place the infusing tube in it, close the lid of the bottle tightly and shake it lightly.

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    CANDIED Watermelon FRUITS 

    2 c. sugar

    1 c. fruit

    1 c. water

    Combine the sugar and water and boil to soft ball stage (234-238 degrees F.). Add the well drained fruit and simmer until fruit is clear. Leave the fruit in the syrup overnight, in the morning drain thoroughly. Roll them in granulated sugar; place on cake rack in a very slow oven (250 degrees F.). If you live in a very hot dry climate, they can be dried in the sun, covered with a thin cloth. This is a basic recipe for most fruits.

    Watermelon Rind: Pare the watermelon pieces and remove the pink portion. Grind the white part through coarse knife of food chopper, or cut in very small cubes. Cover melon cubes with water and cook until clear. Then make syrup as for basic recipe; add drained melon pieces and cook until thick and transparent. Drain; roll in sugar; dry and roll again in sugar to store.

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    Watermelon Lemon Laced rind Candy

    • 2 cups (½-inch dice) watermelon rind, white part only with outer green rind removed
    • 3 cups water
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 ¾ cups sugar, divided use
    • ½ cup lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1. In a 2-quart pot, stir water and salt together. Add watermelon rind. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and boil for 10 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and drain well.
    2. In a 1-quart saucepan, stir together 1 cup sugar, lemon juice, zest, and extract. Stir in drained watermelon rind. Cook over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes or until mixture is thick, stirring often.
    3. Thickly spread ½ cup of remaining sugar on a 12x12-inch sheet of wax paper.
    4. Drain mixture and drop by teaspoonfuls onto sugar. Dust tops with remaining ¼ cup of sugar.
    5. Gently roll candy pieces in sugar, completely coating. Cool for 10 minutes (refrigerator optional) then roll in sugar again. Cool completely before placing candies on a small plate to serve.

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  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,502 admin

    I would never have thought to dehydrate watermelon.

    Can't grow watermelon here in my area but there is one local farmer who has a micro-climate that will allow them to mature. So I will save these recipes until late summer when hers are ready.

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Since watermelon is mostly water it really dries down, but its a wonderful snack. I like it cut up in small pieces and added to cookies.

    I also want to try making sherbet.

    I have about 9 watermelon varieties. It took time to learn how to grow here in MW PA. (I still need help with cantaloupes).

  • annbeck62
    annbeck62 Posts: 994 ✭✭✭✭

    Great ideas, thanks for sharing. I can't wait for watermelon season to get here!

  • karenjanicki
    karenjanicki Posts: 947 ✭✭✭✭

    Oh I love watermelon! This sounds delicious!

  • dipat2005
    dipat2005 Posts: 1,225 ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the great recipes. They all look amazing!

  • marjstratton
    marjstratton Posts: 1,132 ✭✭✭✭

    I've never managed to grow watermelon. These recipes sound really great.

  • water2world
    water2world Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭✭

    @Monek Marie OK another reason to wish summer was here! These recipes should awesome---especially dehydrating---I can only imagine the taste!! Thanks