What do you do when you have a whole watermelon and it look sweeter then it actually tasted? Well I tried some slices and I just couldn’t eat more. Such a waste! Then I remembered the stick blender I’ve got from my sister and I’ve got some lovely bottles I wanted to use for homemade syrup so a new idea was born.
Just making watermelon juice sounded a bit too plain for me. If it doesn’t taste good eating it I needed to add some more flavors to make the juice taste better. As lemon bright up anything I juiced half a lemon. And instead of sugar I added some spoons of homemade red berry jam.
Can you believe this is only half a melon? To this big bowl I added the lemon and the jam. And then got at it with the stick blender. I had so much fun! The more I use the blender the more I love it! Let’s juice some more!
I ended up with 2 bottles and one glass. The juice went down really well.
Look at that beautiful red color! Pure watermelon juice and so refreshing! I already finished one bottle (the other one I gave to my parents) so it is time to juice the other half soon! Let’s see what I can come up with next.
A couple of days later:I just used the other half of the watermelon and instead of jam I added some ginger simple syrup. I dissolved about 10 tablespoons sugar with a cup of water and added some chopped ginger. I boiled this till it reduced about half. After it cooled down I added this to the watermelon and blend it all together. Chill it before you drink it.
The ginger tickles my taste buttons!! It’s soooo much better then my first version.
To bad there is no more melon. I think next time I’d try it with some mint leaves…I think that would taste good as well.