If you love watermelon, you will love these top five watermelon frozen dessert recipes. From simple watermelon ice pops to beautiful ice cream bombes, this top five list covers a wide range of watermelon desserts.
Although watermelon is available all year in the United States, much of that is imported. The peak season for domestic watermelon is May through August, and you will find the ripest, sweetest watermelons during that time. If you are going to make one of the top five watermelon frozen desserts, you should look for those sweet summer melons.
Sorbet is one of my favorite ways to turn fruit into a frozen dessert. This watermelon sorbet recipe adds a little sugar, water, and lemon juice to enhance the flavors of the watermelon.
It is a bright, fresh summer treat that will remind you of being a kid. The extra sugar will even help rescue the flavor if the watermelon isn’t quite as sweet as you would like.
A granita is an even simpler way to serve fruit as a frozen dessert, because it needs less sugar. Watermelon granitas are perfect for sweet, ripe watermelons when they are in season during the summer. If you have never had a granita before, it is an Italian shaved ice dessert that just might remind you of a Snow Cone.
Making your own ice pops is a great way to incorporate more fruit into your day, but in a fun way. This watermelon popsicle recipe uses a grand total of three ingredients, although you can change them up to include additional flavors that you love. There is nothing better than a sweet popsicle on a hot day, and you can feel good about how much fruit is in this recipe.
Watermelon Ice Cream Bombe
Alright, so this watermelon ice cream bombe recipe is cheating a little bit.
It does not actually include any watermelon the way the recipe is written. However, the ice cream bombe is shaped like a watermelon and you could swap out the raspberry sorbet layer in the middle for the watermelon sorbet recipe listed before, or for item number five on this list.
This watermelon sherbet recipe is very similar to the watermelon sorbet featured earlier, but it also includes heavy cream. This gives you a texture that is much closer to ice cream and less like an ice. The lightness of the watermelon puree balances the heavy cream in a perfect frozen treat.
I hope you enjoyed these top five watermelon frozen dessert recipes. The next time you are shopping for watermelon, pick up a whole one instead of just a chunk and use the extra to make a fantastic dessert for your family.