A refreshing pudding for a hot day or a posh version of a Slush Puppie - it's up to you. Fiddle about with the measurements and ingredients depending on whether you're trying to avoid refined sugar, prefer a stronger lime flavour or whatever. One thing's for sure - you should only attempt this recipe if you have a very strong food processor! Ours is as strong as a workhorse but still struggled to get through the frozen watermelon. You could try letting it thaw more than we did and then re-freezing it as an alternative. Half a watermelon made a portion each for our three kids.
- Half a watermelon, skinned and chopped into chunks (the smaller the chunks the easier the blades will get through it). Add a few strawberries if you have them
- Juice of a lime
- Something to sweeten it: either a splash of maple syrup or honey, or make a quick sugar syrup (heat a tablespoon of caster sugar in two tablespoons of water until dissolved)
1. Peel and chop the watermelon into small chunks. Put in a Tupperware box or similar and freeze overnight.
2. Take the watermelon from the freezer and allow to thaw slightly so it's not rock hard.
3. Put the watermelon in the food processor and add the lime juice and whatever you're using to sweeten it (maple syrup/honey/sugar syrup). Blend. Taste and adjust the flavours accordingly. Serve straight away.
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