This is a fun way to use a watermelon and you can get the kids to help. A great dessert for a summer day and a refreshing dessert in the sun. You can also vary the recipe by adding blueberries to the juice before setting.
Credited to: Coeliac UK
Difficulty: More of a challenge
- 100g caster sugar
- ½ a watermelon (makes approximately 1000ml watermelon juice)
- Approx. 24g gelatine powder
- 200ml hot water
- Cut the watermelon in half and scoop out the flesh inside into a bowl (don’t worry about the seeds these will be removed later). Set aside the watermelon skin, as to be used as a bowl for later.
- Blend the watermelon and then pass through a mesh sieve. Pour into a measuring jug so that you know the quantity of liquid you have. The medium watermelon we had gave us approximately 1000ml watermelon juice)
- Add 100g sugar to the watermelon juice and stir.
- In a separate bowl sprinkle gelatine into some hot water (approx. 100ml per 12g sachet). Mix well until the gelatine is dissolved. Follow the specific guidance on the gelatine powder pack. As a rough guide; One 12g pack will set 570ml liquid (one pint). We used two 12g sachets.
- Add the gelatine to the watermelon juice. Pour the mixture into the watermelon skin and place in fridge to set for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.
- When you want to eat, you can either scoop from the bowl, or cut up so it looks like slices of watermelon.