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
How to Make It
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.
Top each serving with a few melon balls, a dollop of whipped cream, and a sprinkle of mint.
Every summer since this article/recipe was published the kids and I make this. I've made it for parties, baby showers, and for hot days. It is simply the best! Alternate for brown sugar for a deeper taste, but color changes a bit. Do serve with whipped cream! It's summer in a bowl!