Photo: Iain Bagwell
Prep Time
15 Mins
Chill Time
2 Hours
Total Time
2 Hours 15 Mins
Serves 6

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

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Make it now!

August 13, 2015
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!

August 13, 2015
oh and I reduce the sugar to 1/2 depending on the sweetness of the melon, but rarely do I use the amount shown.

miraoli's Review

March 01, 2013
I am going to have to try this. I just got a coupon from that will get me the jello for free. I love absolutely everything watermelon.