Watermelon crush

ServesServes 4
Preparation time Preparation time 10 mins
Cooking timeCooking time 5 mins


  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • 300mL water
  • 750g watermelon flesh, seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Put sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil for 5 minutes then cool
  2. Puree watermelon flesh in a blender
  3. Add sugar syrup and lemon juice and mix well
  4. Put into a tray and place in freezer
  5. When the mixture starts to set, remove from freezer and blend well or mix it with a fork, then place it back in the freezer
  6. Remove from freezer 15 minutes prior to serving
  7. Spoon into serving glasses


Hint This can be made in an ice cream machine, following manufacturer’s directions. Variation Substitute stewed or canned fruit, which has been well drained and increase lemon juice to 3 tablespoons.

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