Friday, May 16, 2014

Eat, Drink, Cool with Watermelon

Life's summers are beautiful when its a table for two.

Some time ago I spent half a day with my friends Johnson, Shirley and Shimon. Shirley as usual went out of her way to make lots of food for me, imagine I was the only guest and the table was laden every inch. Since she knows my food preferences she made a similar watermelon deliciousness instead of a dessert. I adapted it and tried the make it more healthy by skipping out sugar and using honey. Thanking Shirley for this lovely recipe.

1 watermelon (approx 3kg)
1 lime
2 teaspoons honey per glass

Makes 5 Tall glasses.

Scoop out the watermelon with a baller. Try to get as many round balls but don't dicard the scraps just cut them up into small bits. Save aside.

Collect the juice don't thro it away while you are scooping, its a good idea to use a large bowl to hold the watermelon.

Measure out 1 litre of  chilled water into a bin, add the melon balls and the juice to it. Squeeze out the juice of 1 lime. Pass thru strainer to remove the seeds. Give a nice stir and a shake to the bin. This will ensure the lime juice homogenizes into the water and juice mix and also permeates into the watermelon balls.

Chill the bin in the fridge for atleast 4-5 hrs.

To serve fill up glasses with the water melon balls and juice upto 3/4th of each of the glass. Pour 2 teaspoons of honey over the melon balls, it will glaze the balls and fall thru the juice and sweeten it.

Provide a long spoon to scoop up the melon balls and pop them straight into the mouth and stir the juice to mix the honey. Enjoy the cool sips of lime laced watermelon and eat it too.


  1. Gorgeous and refreshing - this reminds me of when I was a kid and my mom made me some watermelon juice - yum!

  2. Glad it brought back memories for you Shashi :)

  3. I never liked watermelon juice when young ... now I love it. Your recipe does not call for a juicer or blend in a mixer ... love that.
    Lovely pics and that napkin is so cute.

  4. Sharmila, it needs no blending or juicing, you are so right! When you scoop out the watermelon the juice it releases is all saved for this and rest is water and lime juice, we leave it for osmosis to play the mixing.

  5. Hi Anjali,
    The drink is so perfect for the summer! Refreshing and gorgeous too! Love that deep color!
    I love the red napkins too. Where did you get those?

  6. Asmita, I bought those napkins at Bora bazaar. You should visit there next when you are in India its a paper haven.

  7. Nice blog... and happy to visit here... getting a perfect click for juices is like a rocket science for me this one is so perfect :)

    1. Oh come on, you just have to be a little imaginative your pics are quite good. Try a few shots by seeing what others do for practice and then do your own thing. Hope this helps :)

  8. Beautiful...



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