Total Time
4hrs 35mins
Prep 4 hrs 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Easy way to use watermelon. Provided is two sets of directions, one for using an ice cream maker and the second is using the freezer and food processer. Prep time is the (4 hour) time watermelon needs to be in refrig or freezer before processing. Cook time is processing time. Adapted from Bon Appetit (May, 1983).


  1. Sprinkle sugar over watermelon cubes.
  2. Using an ice-cream maker: Puree in blender or food processor.
  3. Freeze or refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  4. Process in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.
  5. Freeze until ready to serve.
  6. Using the freezer and food processer: Freeze watermellon cubes for at least 4 hours.
  7. Using food processor puree cubes (2 cups at a time) until fluffy.
  8. Freeze until ready to serve.


Most Helpful

A cool flavorful delight for sweltering hot nights! Frist let me apologize as my photo does not show how light a fluffy this turns. This is such a refreshing dessert and the texture is turned out just the way you described light and fluffy. Made using Splenda and the food processor method, the secret is only to process only small batches a time. Thanks so much for the post, will be making again.

Debbwl July 09, 2011

This tasted great and a plus is that it is also healthy. The kids and adults all loved it. I refrigerated the puree overnight and then used my ice cream maker and it came out wonderful. Everyone asked when I was making it again...thanks!

Karen=^..^= August 09, 2003

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