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13/08/2011

||| Watermelon & Yogurt Ice |||


 It's mid August..temperatures are up there and everyone's trying to find his own ways to cool down. As watermelons are in season, I decided to make this lovely refreshing slush. If you're searching for a dessert that is light and fresh and is not full of artificial sugars and fats then this is what you need. It's pink and bursting with flavour! What's not to love?
 Ingredients

  • 4 cups watermelon, deseeded (aprox. 1/2 a medium sized watermelon)
  • 1 1/2 cup plain yogurt (I used homemade)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (or 1/8 cup Tagatesse)
  • 2 drops vanilla essence
  • Mint leaves to garnish.

Put watermelon pieces in the food processor/blender and puree.


Add the yogurt and mix. You can use Vanilla flavoured yogurt instead.


Add the sugar and vanilla and mix again.

You can pass the mixture through a sieve if you want to remove any watermelon pulp but I chose not to.

Place the mixture into a prepared ice cream mixer and mix according to your ice cream mixer directions.

I don't have one so I placed the mixture in a 2 ltr plastic container and put it in the freezer. Every two hours I mixed the ice until it turned into a slushy consistency and placed it back into the freezer.

Take out of the freezer about 15mins before serving.

Serving suggestion: Serve garnished with some mint leaves. The mint leaves a subtle lingering taste which adds to the freshness of this ice. Also if you taste the mixture before freezing you notice how delicious it tastes and I realised it would make an equally awesome refreshing drink!! BAM..two in one recipe :D


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