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Summer Chill

Refreshing watermelon recipes to keep your summer cool

Nothing screams summer more than a farm fresh watermelon.  If you are looking for a way to spice up your 4th of July holiday party, we have a couple of suggestions that we believe will delight your guest 

Watermelon Popsicles


• 19 oz cubed seedless watermelon (about 3 1/2 cups)

• 5 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar , divided • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

• 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream • 13 oz kiwi (about 6 medium)

• 1 Tbsp mini chocolate chips

• Popsicle mold


1. Add watermelon, 2 Tbsp granulated sugar and lemon juice to a blender and blend until well pureed. Skim off foam then carefully pour into 10 popsicles molds filling each about 2/3 Soft Freeze for about 20 minutes

2. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over tops then using a popsicles stick gently push down to immerse chips

3. Cover with the lid and insert popsicles sticks. Freeze 3 1/2 hours.

4. Remove popsicles from freezer, remove lid and carefully pour a scant tablespoon whipping cream into an even layer over watermelon layer then return to freezer, uncovered, and chill 45 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, remove brown skins from kiwi. Transfer kiwi to blender along with 2 Tbsp granulated sugar. Puree

6. Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl to remove seeds. Chill kiwi mixture 30 minutes in refrigerator

7. Remove popsicles from freezer and carefully pour about 1 Tbsp kiwi mixture over coconut layer.

8. Return to freezer and chill until popsicles are solid about 2 - 3 hours.

Watermelon Mojitos 


·  2 ½ cups watermelon cubed then frozen

·  ½ cup white or coconut rum

·  ⅓ cup freshly squeezed lime juice

·  ¼ cup mint simple syrup, recipe below

·  ½ cup seltzer water

·  lime wedges and fresh mint leaves for garnish


·  1 cup water

·  1 cup sugar

·  1 handful of fresh mint leaves



· Add the water, sugar and fresh mint leaves to a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a boil. Let it bubble for a minute. then reduce the heat and let it cool completely.


·  Make sure to freeze the watermelon cubes for at least 6 hours

·  Combine the watermelon cubes, rum, lime juice and mint syrup in a high powered blender. Blend until combined. Add in the    seltzer and blend again. Taste and if you would like it to be sweeter, add more mint syrup.

·  Pour in a frosted glass and garnish with fresh mint and lime wedges.