Ok so for a few days they had us fooled: we really did think summer was finally here and it was here to stay. So bring on the smoothies, salads, bubbles and that large chunk of watermelon. A few days later however, it became clear that summer was definitely not here… and that we had completely forgotten about that chunk of watermelon in the fridge. As my mom was coming over for dinner I began to wonder about what to make for dessert. I didn’t have much time, so it needed to be something I could quickly make the night before. She absolutely loves jellies and I still had that watermelon, so I put two and two together, googled a bit and came up with this result! Here’s how to make it:
Soak 4 gelatine leaves in cold water. Chop a quarter of a watermelon in small chunks (removing the seeds) and put into a blender together with 50 g sugar and the juice of 2 limes. Blitz until completely cooled. Push the juice through a sieve into a measuring jug. Dissolve the soaked gelatine in a little hot water from the kettle and add to the watermelon juice. If you want to make a grown up version, add 2 tbsp wodka as well. Pour the juice into small moulds and leave to set overnight (serves about 4). Unmold and serve with some more watermelon chunks or some strawberries and a sprig of mint (give it a few good and firm shakes to unmould them, don’t be shy). Enjoy!