Watermelon Ice



Oh, hello awful picture. Well, what can you do? It’s already been eaten and I’m not in the mood for watermelon this week so this pic will have to work.
It’s been  hot out this week. I mean HOT! We have pretty much been melting away if we stay indoors so we’ve been getting in a lot of much needed pool time and relaxation. There’s just something about being at the pool that really makes for a great summer. Seeing all of the sunscreen, beach towels, all the pool toys come out in the stores every year just announces that summer is here! No more of that awful snow, yay! This watermelon ice is the perfect refresher for these kinds of hot days by the pool or even in your own backyard. It is so light and yummy, I love that you get just a little hint of lime that balances out the watermelon so well and really makes for a refreshing treat. You’ll have the whole neighborhood lined up at your front door just to try a bite!




What Is Watermelon Ice?

Watermelon ice is a healthy treat for a summer day.

Watermelon ice is made with watermelon, a little sugar, and lemon or lime juice.

It is frozen an shaved for an icy treat.


Can You Make Watermelon Ice in an Ice Cream Maker?

You can make watermelon ice in an ice cream maker.

Mix the ingredients together, and add to the ice cream freezer.

Freeze as you would ice cream.


Can Watermelon Ice Be Made With No Added Sugar?

Yes, watermelon ice can be made with no added sugar.

Watermelon is a good source of lycopene, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin A.

Watermelon is high with energy boosting natural sugar, yet low in calories. 

When watermelon is pureed and frozen to ice, it is a refreshing, low calorie, nutritious snack. 


Watermelon Ice

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Watermelon Ice

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: 500+ Best Dessert Recipes
Keyword: desserts, ice, watermelon
Calories: 435kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 6 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 7 Tablespoons Water
  • 4 Kaffir Lime Leaves 1tablespoon zest+6 leaves
  • 1 lb Watermelon


  • Pour the sugar, water, and lime leaves into a pan.
  • Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Pour into a large bowl and set aside to cool.
  • Cut the watermelon into wedges,
  • Cut the flesh from the rind, remove seeds and chop.
  • Spoon the watermelon into a food processor and process to a slush.
  • Mix with the sugar syrup.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.
  • Strain the mixture into a freezer proof dish and freeze for 2 hours.
  • Remove from freezer and use a fork to break up all of the ice.
  • Return to freezer for 3 more hours, beating the ice crystals with the fork every 30 min.
  • Freeze until firm.


You could also use an ice cream machine which makes a finer texture. After letting it firm up in the machine place it in the freezer for 30 min and serve immediately.


Serving: 1recipe | Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 111.6g | Protein: 2.9g | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 103.6g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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4 comments on “Watermelon Ice”

  1. I love This one. Thanks for sharing

  2. I absolutely love watermelon. I think I could live on it alone. This sounds perfect for these super hot summer days!

  3. Very refreshing. Watermelon is my favorite!