Homemade Watermelon Ice Cream

Recipe by GardenguyAZ

This ice cream is so fluffy and light, and not overly sweet. If you are wondering why the vodka is necessary, it is because watermelon has a high water content which tends to ice up in the freezer. Since the vodka has a high alcohol content, it displaces the ice crystals so that the whole mixture doesn’t turn into a solid block of ice once it’s left in the freezer to ripen. When you pull it out of the freezer, if there is any left to put into the freezer, be assured you will need to let it thaw some before you will be able to scoop some out. Again, this is due to the water content.

Top Review by dgray1711

This made a really nice watermelon ice cream. Super easy to make. I made it exactly as directed but It was still a little on the icy side so I had to add more vodka. And it only made two quarts, not a whole gallon. Would definitely make again, thanks for a fun and delicious recipe

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove the black seeds from the cubes if needed. Puree the watermelon cubes. Press the watermelon puree through a sieve to remove any chunks or seeds. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until the sugar is fully incorporated. Put into your ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions.

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