My corner shop sells the most amazing juicy watermelons during the summer and I often grab a quarter melon when I’m passing, to keep chilled in the fridge. I usually eat as is, but this week I’ve been juicing it for a refreshing summer cooler.
Inspired by the current heatwave, I also put some juice into lollypop moulds to store in the freezer. Making your own natural fruit ice-pops is a great alternative to sugar-laden commercial offerings and you can get really creative with the flavours. I was pleased to see that the pulp had settled in the bottom of the moulds, creating a prettily pink, natural two-tone effect.
Watermelon flesh is around 90% water, so it’s very refreshing, hydrating and cleansing. Watermelon is also a good source of the antioxidants lycopene and beta carotene, so a great anti-ageing detoxifier and most importantly totally delicious!
I should also add that the lushly pink juice is very martini glass appropriate; a few shots of this super-juice wouldn’t look amiss at any glamorous cocktail party. Antioxidant ice-cubes anyone?