The heat is rising uncontrollably and if you are anything like me, you would be excited for any given chance of eating fruits at any point of time. Usually we would make a fruit salad and eat it. To be honest, that does make me feel like I am on diet or something. So to make things interesting I present to you few recipes…
Fruit of the Day: Watermelon.. ( because I love it.. minus the interference of seeds.. but I love it)!
Okay, so an entire late afternoon was spent making watermelon juice but for some reason I didn’t feel like it so I went on making more recipes afterwards.Here’s what happened..
Slice and dice a watermelon and put them into a grinder or juicer, whichever you feel comfortable with. Discard the rind. If you want, you can remove the black seed and the tiny white seeds for a smoother puree.
Grind the watermelon until a nice thick puree is formed.
Next strain the puree for proper juice. This way the bigger chunks and seeds (if any) get sieved. The excess pulp of the watermelon is also removed. If you have not added seeds while mashing the watermelon, it is your choice to strain. You might want a more pulp-y juice.
Once you are done, add black salt (swaad anusaar :P) to the juice. Keep it in bottles and refrigerate…
Serve them chilled!
If you want to serve them in different ways:
For Watermelon Lemonade:
Mix 1 cup of this watermelon juice with 1 cup of lemonade water. Add few mint leaves, few ice cubes and you are good to go.
If you making a flavoured drink, it is recommended to make a little extra of the drink potion. This way you can freeze a part of it. So when serving, add these flavoured ice cubes instead of normal one. This prevents the potion to be less water-y and more flavourful.
For Watermelon Slush:
Freeze the juice in a stainless steel utensil (do not freeze in the mason jar or serving glass itself, since made out of glass, it would crack). Make sure to stir the half-frozen-half-juice in regular intervals to freeze quickly. Keep it for 8 to 10 hours or unless it freezes completely. Once it’s frozen, grind roughly and serve them immediately.
For Watermelon Ice Tea:
- 1 cup of iced green tea,
- 1 cup of watermelon juice,
- 1 tsp of lemon juice (optional).
Stir thoroughly and you could even add ice or frozen juice cubes. Enjoy!
Hope this was helpful and you enjoy the cool drinks. Do let me know how your recipe turns out. If you don’t like watermelon, don’t you worry, you will fall in love with the drinks. Don’t knock it out until you try..
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Until next time!