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How good is the watermelon ice cream: here is the perfect recipe for the summer

Watermelon ice cream

The watermelon ice cream recipe is a real must of the summer season, when it is possible to find fresh and juicy watermelons.

Making fresh watermelon ice cream is really a breeze, even without the ice cream maker. We can also define this preparation as a clever recipe, useful for making the little ones consume fruit who are always a little reluctant to eat it fresh . We have thought of explaining how to prepare it with a few simple ingredients . In addition to the watermelon, you will need cream, water and sugar. Let's immediately see all the steps of the recipe and all its secrets.

Watermelon ice cream
Watermelon ice cream

Preparation of watermelon ice cream

  1. To prepare watermelon ice cream without ice cream maker, start by cutting the watermelon into wedges, then remove the peel and seeds then cut it into pieces. Weigh the pulp to make sure you have obtained the right amount and blend the watermelon.
  2. Temporarily keep the watermelon aside, take the water and sugar and put them in a saucepan. Bring to the heat and wait for the liquid to boil .
  3. Turn off the heat, add the pureed watermelon pulp and mix well. Allow to cool and whip the cold cream from the fridge with an electric mixer.
  4. Add the whipped cream and mix from bottom to top so as not to disassemble the cream. Transfer the mixture to a container suitable for storing in the freezer .
  5. Put in the freezer and let it rest for 3 hours , taking care to mix the mixture once every hour at regular intervals to prevent ice crystals from forming.

Watermelon ice cream with ice cream maker

In this case the real difference between the two variants does not depend on the ingredients but on the use or not of the ice cream maker. If you have this very useful accessory, you can follow the previous procedure up to the first part of point 4, after which you can pour the mixture thus obtained into the ice cream maker. Operate your ice cream maker and let it work for the necessary time following the instructions provided in the specific instruction booklet, as the timing and working methods may vary from model to model. In any case, it will take you approximately 30 minutes .


The ice cream can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 weeks . Before consuming it, however, we recommend that you work it for a few minutes with a food processor so as to make it creamier.

If you like recipes of this type, we also recommend the one to make the classic homemade ice cream .

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