If you're the kind of person who wishes they could eat a creamy icy bowl of fresh Watermelon - without the seeds, and with all of the flavor...well my sweet, this recipe is for you.
I even got the picky-finicky Mister AtV to try it and give his honest seal of approval:
"Tastes like Watermelon, and Ice-cream. It's good!"
I'm not a die-hard lover of Watermelon flavored things, but the fresh unabashed flavor of pure Watermelon as Ice-cream is truly something else. It's aromatic, sweet, icy cold, and creamy. How much can you ask for, really?
The other wonderful thing about this recipe: it's SO simple.
Sure, you will have to plan a little bit in advance and prep a couple of things, but the process of making this takes only about 5 minutes, and turning it into ice-cream without an Ice-cream Maker adds about 2 hours onto that. But it's worth it - I promise!
Yes, you read right - the best thing of all:
No Ice-cream Maker necessary!
Just a little bit of time and patience.
Here's what else you'll need:
--- A Food Processor
Mine is an old 9 cup Cuisinart
Or another type of Liquid Sweetener of your choice
And of course, Watermelon - seeded, sliced and frozen.
Now lets make some Ice-cream!
Easy Watermelon Ice-cream
Makes roughly 3 cups
2 & 1/2 c Frozen Watermelon - sliced & seeded
1 c AtV Sour Cream
1/2 c Date Paste //or// Liquid Sweetener of choice, to taste
1 tsp Vanilla
Into your food processor place all of the above:
Puree for 3 to 5 minutes, until everything is smooth and creamy like so:
After you're pureed your Ice-cream mixture, pour it into a Glass or Metal pan (glass or metal will ensure that it gets nice and cold in the freezer:
Place your Ice-cream *uncovered* into the freezer for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes have gone by, remove your Ice-cream and stir it very well, smoothing/spreading it evenly out, and place it back into the freezer for another 30 minutes.
Repeat the above at least 3 times, until your Ice-cream has reached desired consistency, like this:
(My ice-cream took about 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.)
Serve your Ice-cream with fresh Berries, you could even add additional fresh Watermelon sliced on top...or in my case fresh mint.
Not planning on eating your Watermelon Ice-cream all at once?
If you leave your Ice-cream in the freezer without stirring it for hours it will turn into a solid frozen block. But don't be sad - here's how keep this from happening:
Freezer Baggy and Food Processor:
Place your Ice-cream Mixture into a plastic freezer bag, flatten it, and place it into your freezer letting it freeze in flat/thin form inside the freezer bag. When you're ready to eat it, simply break your thin frozen Ice-cream mixture into chunks, place it into your Food Processor, puree, and you've got instant Ice-cream!
Enjoy - all of you Watermelon lovers!