The leftover watermelon sitting in my fridge was really getting to me. You buy a huge watermelon, eat maybe half and then what? I hate wasting food, so I had to think of something. I always turn to muffins with leftover fruit, but watermelon muffins just doesn’t sound awesome. I tried looking up watermelon recipes on line and just came up with a lot of watermelon cocktails, not anything really family friendly. I finally thought of jello! Kids love jello! I can turn the watermelon into jello and it will be gone in no time!
This is what I did:
I chopped up the melon and removed the seeds. Then, placed it in my beloved food processor and pulsed it into a juice. I strained out most of the small chunks, which measured out to be about 1 cup, added 4 envelopes of unflavored gelatin and stirred it together with the chunks. Then the remaining juice measured out to be 3 cups. I heated the 3 cups of juice in the microwave until super hot and them poured it into the chunky gelatin mix. I stirred in about 4 T. of powdered sugar and still felt like it was missing something… It totally seemed bland. Opened the fridge and raspberries were smiling at me! I took a shallow pyrex jello mold and scattered a couple large handfuls of raspberries around the bottom before pouring in my watermelon gelatin. Placed it in the fridge until set. The more I sat around waiting for this concoction to be ready, the more I thought about a grand way to devour it! So, I ran out to the grocery and bought, whipped cream, mascarpone cheese and pound cake. Oh yes… now I’ve done it.
Watermelon and Raspberry Jello
4 cups of pureed watermelon
4 envelopes of unflavored gelatin (each envelop should be 1/4 oz.)
4 T. powdered sugar
6 oz. raspberries
~I served mine like this: Slice of pound cake with mascarpone cheese slathered over the top, large scoop of the jello, hearty mound of whipped cream and a raspberry on top.