10 Super-Fun Ways to Eat Watermelon This Summer
From being carved into a shark to dipped in chocolate, watermelon wants to be more than wedges!
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.
Watermelon is the most sweet, refreshing and easy-to-love summer snack. (Try our favorite recipes!) It’s also a delicious—and enormous—addition to your shopping cart! The heaviest watermelon on record weighed in at a whopping 350 pounds, but I still think that would disappear from my house in under a week.
Bake It into a Cake
…that looks like a watermelon, of course! The recipe for this adorable dessert comes from the blog Bird on a Cake and includes watermelon puree in both the cake and the cream cheese frosting. So, you’re essentially eating watermelon… mixed with some cake. It’s practically health food.
Cover It in Chocolate
Freezing watermelon cubes and then dipping them in chocolate is a genius move, if you ask us. Kelly Senyei of the blog Just a Taste rolled hers in sea salt afterward, which sounds amazing, but we could see a whole host of possibilities here. Sprinkles? Mini chocolate chips? Coconut? Colored sanding sugar? Go wild.
Read our guide to learn how to make sorbet out of almost any fruit.
Kids (and adults—who are we kidding?) will love this riff on watermelon. From the paleo blog Meatified comes this super fun recipe for Sour Watermelon Gummies. The sour comes from a dose of lemon juice and the gelatin they recommend is grass-fed.
I can’t help but picture grilled watermelon, which is roughly 92% water, dissolving into the slats of a barbecue. But apparently that’s not the case! Grilled, watermelon indeed intact and transforms into a smoky and richly flavored side dish. Add your seasoning of choice to wedges—red pepper flakes, lime and honey or a sprinkle of cilantro and sea salt would all be good.
Make It Boozy
There are lots of variations on “drunk watermelon,” but you’ll get the best results by slicing the top off a watermelon and removing the fruit, cubing or balling it and soaking the pieces in your liquor of choice. (We recommend tequila!) Then, use the empty watermelon as a serving dish. Just keep the kids away from this one.
For anyone who can’t get enough watermelon, don’t miss this refreshing collection.