TA-DA! Watermelon Snow! Move over Watermelon Granita. Here is the easy, easier, easiest! most delicious Summertime Dessert you can make Girlfriend! It is nothing but watermelon, but done in such an incredibly simple way. All you need is a knife, a blender or food processor, plus 10 minutes of Active time and 3 INACTIVE hours — 3 hours of doing nothing.
You can do nothing even longer if you want. You can even do nothing overnight! Truly. No, I am not lying to you. So relax all of you watermelon lovers out there. Here is what you have been wishing for, and I will give you the totally uncomplicated Texas Two-Step directions to this refreshing dessert.
Your kids are going to love this yummy recipe. Y-o-u are going to love this recipe, because it doesn’t make a mess that you have to clean up. Let’s face it, eating watermelon can be messy and drippy—all over your face, hands, your arms, your clothing, and the floor. Add on kiddo’s face, hands and arms too, along with a bigger load of laundry.
Here is another reason you are going to love this recipe: there is hardly any prep work involved. The blender or food processor does all the work for you.
I mentioned watermelon granita, and maybe you wondered what that was, and why is it not as good. Well, doing a granita is hard work. As close to ditch digging as a woman can get. I know, because this recipe started off as a granita. I gave up. Threw in the towel—with what strength I had left.
This happened after I had put the watermelon in the food processor, poured it into a pan, and put it into the freezer. Then came what turned out to be an impossible task. I nearly worked my fingers and arm to death scraping the frozen watermelon with a fork. Yes, scraping that fork over the surface of the miles and miles of frozen tundra of watermelon, over and over.
Pioneer Woman says you are supposed to do this and refreeze it, and do it several times more, not just once, to make it fluffy. I did it once, then refroze it just like she said to do. Took it out and started that fork sssscraping scene again.
That’s when I said, “Enough!” I decided to just break up the frozen watermelon and put it in the food processor, and let that wonderful machine do my work, and see how the consistency turned out. Well I’m happy to report that while the ice crystals aren’t as big as in a granita—they are more like the lightest most delightful fluffy snow. I love the result!
Some recipes I read suggested adding sugar and a little lemon juice. I tried that and found that the lemon killed some of the yummy watermelon flavor, and you didn’t really need the sugar. Another recipe suggested adding cut-up mint. Tried that too, and decided: Nope. So all it is, is wonderful watermelon! If you like watermelon flavor—don’t mess with it.
Now I want you to know that I do truly admire Pioneer Woman, and now that I know this secret workout of hers, I admire her for another reason. I figure she must have big biceps hidden under those pretty blouses she wears. And I know that if I ever get to meet her, I will be especially respectful to her, knowing about her admirable strength–plus I love her recipes!
If you make my Watermelon Snow Recipe, be sure to take a photo and tag me @onlinefoodblog on Instagram or Twitter. I would love nothing more than to see your creations!
1 Seedless Watermelon, any size you want Optional Garnish: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries Try out our Watermelon Snow Recipe and post your results below in the comments…
How to make Delicious Watermelon Snow
1 Seedless Watermelon, any size you want
Optional Garnish: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
Try out our Watermelon Snow Recipe and post your results below in the comments…