Thursday, June 24, 2010

"Watermelon" Ice Cream for Watermelon Week!

It has been WATERMELON WEEK  at Red Couch Recipes.  Today I bring to you "watermelon" ice cream.  I have made this several times over the years.  It is very refreshing on a hot summer day!  It is simple to put together although it takes some time for freezing.  Even though I am not a fan of semi-sweet chocolate chips I did use them for the "seeds"; they just look more like seeds than milk chocolate chip.  I figured that was okay, since I will spit them out just like I do with watermelon seeds!  My nine-year old daughter knew where to hang out while I was taking pictures for this post; she has had two slices of "watermelon" already! 

Instructions for "Watermelon" Ice Cream

1 container raspberry sherbet -- at least 1.5 quarts
1 container lime sherbet -- at least 1.5 quarts
About 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Soften the container of lime sherbet for the rind.  Be careful and don't soften too much or you will have a gooey mess!  Take a larger size mixing bowl; I prefer to use metal, and spread it evenly around the bottom and sides of the bowl.  Freeze until hardened.  Depending on the temperature of your freezer, that can take up to six hours.

 When the lime sherbet rind is frozen, soften the raspberry sherbet and stir in chocolate chip seeds.  Put raspberry sherbet mixture inside of the lime sherbet rind and then freeze for at least six hours.

 When you are ready to serve, you can put the mixing bowl in a pan of hot water for about 2 to 3 minutes; then invert on serving tray.  If your watermelon is unfrozen too much, refreeze for a little longer.

It has been a fun week at WATERMELON Week!  Glad you could join me!

Click here for the recipe for Watermelon Frappe.

Click here for directions on Watermelon Rice Krispies.

Click here for my Watermelon Tablescape.

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susan said...

How have I missed all this (actually, I know how. I have had a 4 yr old house guest until today :). This is so cute and I am going to go back and check out all the other watermelon posts! The frappe looks divine!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

It IS watermelon week at The Red couch! And I love it! This is a great 4th of July dessert. And it is soooo pretty! I have seen this dessert in magazines before, but I am happy to see a real person make it. Wonderful job!!!!
This goes in my Favorite file! Thanks and yummy!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

What a neat watermelon ice cream creation - love the chocolate chip seeds. The rice krispie treats are adorable too - great job!


Jana H. said...

I've had this before at a party and it was delicious and looked so fabulous. Thanks for the recipe!

Renée said...

This looks so delicious, Joni! You made the Top 5 Hits at Singing With Birds this week with your fabulous Watermelon Week. Thanks for sharing and come check us out at

Martha said...

I'll have to try that ice cream -- I THOUGHT it was watermelon flavored -- but this is so much nicer and the watermelon rice krispie treats -- inspired!

Unknown said...

love, love, love it!! That's so cute and fun annnnnd delicious

Unknown said...

Wow that's very creative. I love it!

Jacqueline said...

I have been wanting to make this. Wish I had been around for a bite. Desserts weren't great this year at camp. Guess that saved me. Very cute watermelon table too. Roberts must be some store!! LOL

Beth said...

Joni, I adore this. Too cute!!! I am making your pork with fennel for lunch tomorrow. I really enjoy finding recipes from the food bloggers and trying them...hubby enjoys it too!
Hugs, Beth

Diane@InMyOwnStyle said...

I saw the ice cream featured on Singing with Birds. I think it is so clever and I love sherbert. I can't wait to make it for my next party.

Anonymous said...

How cool! This would be great for 4th of July.

Homemade Heather said...

That is so awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Such a neat project. I'm filing this away in my brain so I can remember to make this when I'm a Mom someday.

Eve said...

Hello there, I saw this on The Girl Creative, and thought it looked awesome. You have some really great ideas on your blog, I really love your watermelon tableware too.

Sabrina said...

This is simply adorable! I'm SO going to use this a my next summer gathering!