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10 Wild and Wacky Ways to Eat Watermelon


Watermelon is easily one of my favorite summer foods. It’s ideal for frozen and fresh desserts, and it’s incredibly satisfying on a hot, humid summer day. One bite of these wild and wacky watermelon recipes and you’ll be headed to the store to source out your own. Want to know how to pick a ripe watermelon? Check out these tips.

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  • Popped 1 of 10
    Popped
    Watermelon makes a great popsicle, as its texture is perfect for frozen treats. These pops are mixed with blueberries for a fun summertime treat for all members of your crew.
    Blueberry Watermelon Pops via Jenny Steffens
  • Fruit Meets Vegetable 2 of 10
    Fruit Meets Vegetable
    Natural sweetness and cucumber flavor combine in these refreshing ice pops. You can be proud to serve these up daily to the kids.
    Make Watermelon Cucumber Pops
  • Rubix Cube 3 of 10
    Rubix Cube
    Learn how to pick the ripest watermelon off the vine, and turn it into a salty and sweet salad.
    Watermelon Tomato Feta Salad via Gourmande in the Kitchen
  • Frosted 4 of 10
    Frosted
    Light and sweet with a hint of creaminess, too, this watermelon frosty combines all your summertime loves in one refreshing place.
    Make Watermelon Lime Frosty
  • Sorbet, Sliced 5 of 10
    Sorbet, Sliced

    Watermelon Lime Sorbet Slices via Food for My Family
  • Mojito on a Stick 6 of 10
    Mojito on a Stick
    Make your watermelon into a poptail: a sweet frozen treat that lets you embrace the youthfulness of popsicles with the boozy pleasures of being an adult.
    Watermelon Mojito Pops via Endless Simmer
  • Bowls of Delight 7 of 10
    Bowls of Delight
    Start your summertime off right with a fun, fresh recipe that turns a favorite seasonal fruit into a cool, creamy sorbet thanks to the addition of Whipped Topping.
    Make Watermelon Sorbet
  • Cocktail Party 8 of 10
    Cocktail Party
    Watermelon-infused spirits? But of course. Kelsey shows us how to do vodka, but I've seen people spice up their tequila, too.
    Watermelon Vodka via The Naptime Chef
  • 9 of 10
    "Who says nachos have to be made out of chips? Wedges of sweet, juicy watermelon drizzled with yogurt, sprinkled with dried cranberries and toasted almonds and dusted with cinnamon makes a great, summery snack especially on those days when you can't take the heat."
    Make Watermelon Nachos
  • Spinach Salad Twist 10 of 10
    Spinach Salad Twist
    Perfectly in season, watermelon and blueberries find a place in a spinach salad.
    Watermelon Blueberry Spinach Salad

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