The weekly ads came in the newspaper on Wednesday this week and watermelon was on sale. I love watermelon. The harvest is so bountiful, my local store has to have enormous rolling crates to store them in.
I am reminded of a recipe my sister made for a summer swim party that we had. It was a different sort of watermelon recipe. She called it Faux Watermelon Sherbet. Here it goes:
½ Gallon Raspberry sherbet
½ Gallon Lime sherbert
16 oz. bag of chocolate chips
Soften the lime sherbet on the counter until pliable, but not liquid. In the meantime, place a rounded or oblong bowl in the freezer to chill. Either metal or very thin plastic works best. When the sherbet is pliable, mold it to the outside of the frozen bowl so that the green appears to be the watermelon rind. Make at least a 1 inch layer all the way around the bowl. Place back into the freezer to freeze solid.
When the raspberry sorbet is pliable, but not liquid, stir in the chocolate chips. They should look like watermelon seeds. Once they are well mixed, fill the center of the bowl with the raspberry/chocolate chip mixture and return to the freezer. The mixture should fill the remainder of the bowl to the top.
Before serving, dip the outside of the bowl into warm water to loosen the ice cream from the bowl, then serve upside down on a serving platter. Slice the ice cream as though you would a watermelon for a good, fun summer treat.
"The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few."
Matthew 9:37 NIV
I remember this verse whenever I see the giant vats of produce at my local store.