The laid back pace and sunny days of summer are great but if we're being honest one of the best things has got to be, watermelon!
What's better than a cool, juicy slice of this sweet treat when the day has been long an hot? Not much. Then again... just when you thought watermelon couldn't get any better we go out and find these amazing, creative and tasty ways to enjoy Nature's summer candy!
photo courtesy of Cooking Classy
This recipe comes from Jacly of Cooking Classy. She writes, "I’m not ever big on drinks because I’d rather get my sugar from a decadent dessert but this is my new exception! It is totally irresistible and the watermelon and lemon flavor combination pairs perfectly together." And we're in total agreement. It's a refreshing twist that is perfect for a lazy summer afternoon, a fancy get-together or a casual backyard BBQ. You can find the full recipe here.
Speaking of BBQ... want to blow away your taste buds and best buds at your next cookout? Here is the way to do it.
Spicy Watermelon BBQ Sauce
photo courtesy of The Fit Fork
Yep, you heard that. Spicy. Watermelon. BBQ. Sauce. Drooling already, aren't ya? We must all give thanks to Jennifer of The Fit Fork who not only brings us this mouthwatering recipe for the awesome sauce to beat all sauces, but whom also pairs it with a juicy brisket and wraps all that wonderful up in a taco.
Our advice is to make this is BIG batches (here is the recipe) then can it and have summer all year long!
Watermelon Ice Cubes
This one is so simple you're going to be shocked you never thought of it. In fact it's so easy we don't even need a photo for it. Slice a melon into two inch think rounds. Cut around rind between the white and red flesh. Then cut a grid of one inch wide squares. Pull the rind off. Place cubes on a cookie sheet, cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight. BOOM, watermelon ice cubes!
Sour Watermelon Gummies
photo courtesy of Meatified
Um, Meatified may we make a suggestion? How about you change the name of your blog to OMGawdified? These gummies are as cute as they are cool and even tastier by two. Sour Patch Kids... meet the curb. The recipe is easier than you think. It might take a try or two to get the amazing results Rachel did but fear not even the mistakes taste great. Find the full recipe here.
photo courtesy of Cincy Shopper
Summer gets busy. Sometimes at the end of the day all you want is a little something refreshing and easy. Jen at Cincy Shopper gives the perfect sweet solution with her four ingredient watermelon sorbet. You got that right, just 4 ingredients. We can't keep this one in the freezer very long, it's that tasty. Luckily it's also that easy. Give Jen's famous recipe a try here.
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