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Watermelon Jello

Photo: Iain Bagwell
Prep time 15 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Total time 2 hrs, 15 mins
Yield Serves 6
Watermelon and mint make a classic salad combo; here we've paired them in a sleek, refreshing dessert.


  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 cups watermelon juice (from 8 lbs. watermelon, puréed and strained)
  • Watermelon balls (use a melon baller)
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced mint leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 143
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • protein 3.4 g
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 34 g
  • fiber 0.4 g
  • sodium 7.1 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle gelatin over 1 cup cold water in a small glass bowl and let stand 1 minute. Microwave on high until hot and gelatin is melted, about 1 minute. Add sugar, whisking until dissolved. Whisk mixture into watermelon juice. Divide mixture among 6 glass dishes (about 8 oz. each). Chill until set, about 2 hours.

  2. Top each serving with a few melon balls, a dollop of whipped cream, and a sprinkle of mint.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.