When I first posted a recipe for watermelon smoothie, I used a regular watermelon and the recipe included instructions on scraping off the seeds. That was in 2004.
Seedless watermelons started making an appearance in the local market not long after that. Although the first seedless watermelons were not as sweet as the watermelons of my childhood, well, a lot has happened over the past couple of years. These days, seedless watermelons are just as sweet as the seed-riddled ones and they’re just wonderful for making smoothies. No more scraping, no more peering to check if some seeds escaped previous scrutiny.
My daughter, Sam, made these watermelon smoothies. No mystery, really, as the procedure involves nothing but cutting, dicing, throwing in a blender and hitting a button.
- Cut off the skin of the watermelon and dice the flesh.
- Put in the blender with some ice. Add sugar. Start the motor running. Add just enough water to make sure that the motor runs smoothly and both the watermelon and ice get crushed to make a thick iced drink.
- Pour into glasses immediately and enjoy.