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Not every gelatin is meant to be completely firm. Halfway between a drink and a dessert, these loose-set watermelon treats include chunks of the fruit. If you like, top them with cubes of rose hip-hibiscus gelee flavored with fresh mint and basil. The bracing results combine seasonality and different textures sure to tempt any palate.



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Instructions Checklist
  • Puree watermelon cubes in a blender or food processor until smooth. Press through a fine sieve into a large bowl and discard solids. Measure 3 cups strained juice.

  • Prepare an ice-water bath. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water, and let stand until softened, about 5 minutes. Bring 1/2 cup watermelon juice and salt to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add softened gelatin, stirring to dissolve. Strain into a bowl set in ice water bath. Stir in remaining 2 1/2 cups watermelon juice and the lemon juice.

  • Let stand, stirring often, until just beginning to gel, 15 to 20 minutes. Divide among 4 glasses. Garnish with watermelon cubes. Refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours or up to overnight. Top with rose hip-hibiscus "ice cubes" if desired, and garnish with mint or basil sprigs.

Cook's Notes

Taste the watermelon; if it's not sweet enough, add sugar to the juice.


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