Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Frozen Melon Coolers for Summer Entertaining

Getting together with family and friends this weekend? DON’T turn that oven on when it’s time to whip up dessert! Stay cool with these mouth-watering melon “slushies” that you can make ahead of time. They look gorgeous served in frosted glasses with a fruit garnish.

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Choose from three delightful flavors that are super easy to make. Each recipe yields 6 servings and takes about 40 minutes to prep. Freeze for at least 8 hours or overnight.

 

WATERMELON LIME COOLER

  • 1 watermelon, 6 to 7 lbs.
  • Simple syrup (directions below)
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • Juice of 4 limes, about a ½ cup total

 

HONEYDEW-GINGER-MINT COOLER

  • 2 honeydew melons, about 4 lb. each
  • Simple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint

 

CANTALOUPE-BASIL cooler

  • 1 cantaloupe, about 6 lbs.
  • Simple syrup (directions below)
  • 2 large sprigs fresh basil

 

DIRECTIONS

Remove the skin and seeds from the melon. Cut into 2-inch pieces (you should be left with about 4 pounds total).

 

Make the simple syrup: In a small saucepan, combine 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, 1/4 cup water, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer without stirring until the sugar dissolves, 2 to 3 minutes.

 

Remove from the heat and stir all ingredients except the melon. Let cool completely. Strain into a small bowl or measuring cup.

 

In a blender, working in 2 batches, puree half the simple syrup mixture and half the melon until smooth. Strain into a metal loaf pan or square pan; repeat with remaining syrup and melon. Cover and freeze until set, about 8 hours.

 

When ready to serve, use a fork to scrape the flavored ice, creating a slushy texture. Transfer to glasses, top with a splash of soda water, and serve with additional fruit, if desired.

 

BIG PARTY COMING UP? CALL THE CATERING EXPERTS AT JERRY’S KITCHEN

Are you planning a birthday, anniversary or family reunion this season? Be a guest at your own party with help from the catering services experts at Jerry’s Kitchen!

 

We’ll bring everything to you with our award-winning food truck catering specialties – or, if you prefer, a classic menu with fresh favorites to please all your guests. We have tasty options for everyone, including those with food sensitivities.

 

To book catering services or food trucks for your party near Doylestown or Philadelphia, give us a call today.

 

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