as much as it pains me to use the word “balls” in a blog title, there’s really nothing else to call them.
here’s a great tip for watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, pretty much any melon.
so during the summer when melon is REALLY cheap, or if you’ve got leftover watermelon from your 4th of July picnic and don’t want to throw it out, try this. i bet you (and your kids) will love it.
take a melon baller. i don’t have one, so i used a little teaspoon sized measuring spoon.
scoop several balls of melon, and place them on a cookie sheet or plate or cutting board, and freeze. (this step is important, because if you freeze the melon balls in a large clump, they’ll stay that way, and be more of a melon “mass” than a melon “ball”.
(i’m having serious issues with some of the odd words that i am having to use to describe this process.)
after frozen, place in big ziploc bags or freezable containers and now you have these little frozen treats that make great healthy snacks, year round.
i haven’t tried it yet, but I want to try mixing up some frozen watermelon in the blender or food processor to see if it comes out a little sorbet-ish. i’ll keep you posted if it works