This watermelon ice is the perfect healthy treat for summer. It has no added sugar and made with only two ingredients.
I got very excited at the start of this week when I heard that the sun was finally coming to Edinburgh. I went a bit overboard and filled the freezer with some healthy frozen snacks – smoothie ice lollies, frozen banana bites and some delicious watermelon ice. The watermelon ice is definitely the most refreshing and both my boys devoured it.
This refreshing snack is so easy to make and only contains two ingredients – watermelon and lime.
- Cut the watermelon into chunks and blend together with some lime juice and a little lime zest.
- Transfer the mixture into a shallow, freezable container then cover and freeze.
- Stir the mixture after a couple of hours and pop it back in the freezer
- Repeat in another two hours time.
It should be ready to serve after around six hours. The freezing time will depend on the size of the container you use. The picture below shows how my watermelon ice looked freshly blended, after two hours, four hours and finally six.
If your kids love snow cones then this is a fantastic healthy alternative. I find watermelon deliciously sweet and so felt there was no need to add a sweetener. I have seen a lot of recipes similar to this with added sugar but I really feel there is no need, especially when serving young children.
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- 1kg (around 1/2 watermelon) watermelon flesh (chopped)
- Juice of 1 lime
- Lime zest
- (I used the zest of half a lime because we like the taste of lime but you may not want to add as much)
- Place the watermelon, lime juice and zest into a food processor /blender and blend until smooth.
- Transfer the mixture to a shallow, freezable container and place in freezer.
- After two hours, gently scrape the top layer with a spoon. Once you get to the unfrozen mixture pop it back in the freezer. Repeat after another 2 hours.
- Freeze until solid (around 6 hours depending on surface area of container)
- Scrape with a spoon and serve