There's a reason why watermelon is summer's coolest treat. It's sweet, refreshing, and extremely versatile.
Next time you're craving some refreshment or want to add a dose of fruity to fun to a summer party, why not try one of these creations? Scroll down to get your dose of watermelon inspiration.
No. 1: Watermelon Cat
Watch the video above for the how-to from culinary producer (and resident watermelon diva) Jeanette!
This watermelon owl is impressive but surprisingly easy to create! And it doesn’t have to just be a summer party treat – how fun would this be for a Halloween party later this fall? WATCH THE HOW-TO VIDEO HERE.
No. 3: Watermelon Frog
Start with a small, round watermelon, and make two half-moon slices in the top half, so that you end up with one-quarter of the melon removed at a 90-degree angle to make the frog’s mouth. Ball out the insides and reserve. Then, using your discarded rind from the first cut, make two little froggy “feet” that you’ll set next to the frog on the serving board. Then, cut a tongue and eyeballs out of the remaining rind. Put the tongue in the “mouth” at an angle, then use toothpicks to make “eyes” out rind and blueberries. Then fill with fruit salad. WATCH THE HOW-TO VIDEO ABOVE.
Party tip: for an adult twist, soak your fruit in tequila!
Start with a small, round watermelon and cut off the top quarter. Scoop out the insides of the melon with a melon baller, including the meat that is still left in the small quarter section. Use kebab skewers to make “grates,” and fill the inside with blackberries, which will be the “charcoal.” Use carrots to make the “legs” and attach the “lid” to the back with skewers. WATCH THE HOW-TO VIDEO HERE.
No. 5: Watermelon Pizza
This fun fake-out starts with a grilled slice of watermelon. Here are 2 different ideas for toppings:
Top with ribbons of prosciutto, shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano, arugula, salt and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Delish!
To make a Mexican-style “pizza,” top with queso fresco, cilantro, pickled red onions, toasted pepitas, salt and a Mexican crema (or sour cream) drizzle. Then, slice and serve! WATCH VIDEO ABOVE TO SEE HOW IT'S MADE.
This fun watermelon “shark” looks complicated to make, but it's actually really simple. WATCH THE HOW-TO VIDEO HERE.
Yes, watermelon can even stand in for cake. Say hello to your new favorite dessert! WATCH THE HOW-TO VIDEO HERE.
No. 8: Watermelon Punch Bowl Filled With Watermelon Mojito
Hollow out a watermelon and puree the meat, then strains out the solids. Muddle mint in a bowl with some simple syrup or agave nectar, then add fresh-squeezed lime juice and rum. Then mix with the watermelon puree in the watermelon “punch bowl.” Yum! GET THE RECIPE HERE.
This is the easiest, healthiest, and most refreshing summer time treat that has ever existed! GET THE RECIPE HERE.
No. 10: Frozen Watermelon Margaritas
There is nothing more summer than this! Is it 5:00 yet?! GET THE RECIPE HERE.
No. 11: Watermelon T-Rex