Tuesday, August 16, 2016

What Do You Do With Extra Watermelon? Juice It And Freeze It!

A couple years ago I grew lots of watermelon. We could not eat them fast enough and they were getting over ripe and turning grainy.

Mr. In The Mid-west had the idea to run them through the Victorian strainer and then freeze the juice. So that is what we did!

I had 5 or 6 quarts of watermelon juice in my deep freezer for two years now. I wasn't sure how to use it up. I had tried making gelatin with it but that wasn't very good.

A few weeks ago I decided to pull a bag of watermelon juice out of the freezer and partially thaw it out. Then I used a butter knife to chip away at it and make ice shavings.

I filled a tall glass with the shaved watermelon ice and then topped it off with carbonated mineral water.

I thought the result was delicious! :)
Mr. In The Mid-west, not so much. :/
So, may be it is an aquired taste. ;)
I sure do like it, though, I only have one bag of frozen watermelon juice left. Mixing it with the carbonated water makes it like having pop or soda, only more refreshing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks good! I love watermelon, and have some growing in the garden.