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Watermelon Jello

Watermelon and mint make a classic salad combo; here we've paired them in a sleek, refreshing dessert.

Sunset AUGUST 2011

  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Chill: 2 Hours
  • Total: 2 Hours, 15 Minutes


  • 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


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.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 143
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Protein: 3.4g
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 34g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Sodium: 7.1mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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