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frozen melon balls July 4, 2008

Filed under: fruit,kid favorites,snacks or treats — mindi11 @ 6:58 am

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.

my make-shift melon baller

my make-shift melon baller

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.

frozen watermelon balls

frozen watermelon balls

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 :)

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2 Responses to “frozen melon balls”

  1. Lisa O Says:

    wow, these looks yummy and since i live in a country where watermelon is just a summer treat this could be a cool way to save some for like a cold november day… :)

  2. Katy Says:

    My oldest LIVED on frozen watermelon when he was teething, it was in season and it was the only thing he would suck on to numb his poor gums. Poor guy.
    I would blender up the odd bits and add a bit of juice and make popsicles, still a summer favorite around here… speaking of which, I should make some.
    I have some spare honeyrocks and watermelon.
    YUM! :)

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