Watermelons are made up almost entirely of water, so they're filling and refreshing without being heavy on calories.
Everyday Food, July/August 2007
- Prep Time 15 minutes
- Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
- Serves 6
- 2 envelopes (1/4 ounce each) unflavored gelatin
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 3 1/2-pound piece seedless watermelon, rind removed, cut into chunks, plus more, diced, for garnish
- In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup cold water. Set aside to soften, about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine sugar, salt, and 1/4 cup water. Heat over high, stirring occasionally, just until sugar is dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes; remove from heat. Stir in gelatin mixture until dissolved; set aside.
- In a blender, combine lemon juice and half the watermelon chunks; puree. Add remaining watermelon chunks; puree. Pour puree through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl or glass measuring cup, and discard solids. (You will need 3 cups of puree; reserve any extra for another use.)
- Stir gelatin mixture into puree; skim off and discard any foam on the surface. Divide mixture among 6 serving cups. Cover and refrigerate until set, at least 3 hours and up to 3 days. Serve gelatins, garnished with diced watermelon.
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