Happy Friday to all, I hope your week has been full of accomplished goals mixed with loads of laughter. We end our fabulous week with Tony Anderson from What-A-Melon today and I cannot express how much I enjoyed this post. Of course there is the sheer joy of cooking and consuming every dish that was prepped for the post. Entwine the feedback from my fellow food lovers and lovely comments left from Tony’s family and I quickly remembered the reason I began blogging in the first place.
Food. Yes, food that we consume happily each day, food that brings excitement into our daily routine, talking food, reading about food and if your blessed with the chance to meet one of the talented people who works daily to provide us with such amazing treasures, well it makes for a simply fulfilling week. So today I leave you with a tasty weekend treat. A beautifully tinted, creamy watermelon ice mixed with yogurt and lime juice. Enjoy! Have a wonderful weekend and Thanks again to Tony for sharing some time with us. Sweet Life
Sweet Life – Can you give us any tips on how to pick the best watermelon?
Tony -Look for a uniform, well shaped melon. If you slap it, it should sound good and solid, not hollow.
Sweet Life – Tony how do you enjoy eating your watermelon and do you think after all these years you will ever tire of eating watermelons?
Tony -I like to cut a slice about an inch and a half or two inches thick and lay it on a plate with the rind still on. I sprinkle a little salt on and eat it with a spoon.
I love to eat watermelon, and I never get tired of eating it.
Watermelon Yogurt Ice
by Eating Well.com
serves 8- each at 1/2 cup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
4 cups diced seedless watermelon (about 3 pounds with the rind)
1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 tbsp lime juice
Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring, over high heat until the sugar is dissolved. Transfer to a glass measuring cup and let cool slightly.
Puree watermelon in a food processor or blender, in 2 batches, pulsing until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. Whisk in the cooled sugar syrup, yogurt and lime juice until combined. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into another large bowl, whisking to release all juice. Discard pulp. Pour the extracted juices into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. (Alternatively, pour into a shallow metal pan and freeze until solid, about 6 hours or overnight. Remove from freezer to defrost slightly, 5 minutes. Break into small chunks and process in a food processor, in batches, until smooth and creamy.) Serve immediately or transfer to a storage container and freeze for up to 2 hours.
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Yumm! Lime, watermelon and yogurt, this sounds refreshing. I might be too late to find a watermelon though, I might have to bookmark this ’til next summer… that’s what I get for snoozing i guess. Great post Bonnie 🙂
You had me at lime juice…and have I mentioned how much I love to eat out of coffee cups?
Great weekend to you and everyone else, too.
The Kitchen Masochist says
I love, love watermelons! This looks so good. This is like a yogurt watermelon granita.
Do you guys get yellow watermelon over there? I think that would look great too. If you do, you should try it.
Love the 1st and 2nd photos too!
AH! That looks splendid! I actually bought a HUGE watermelon the other day. Must remember not to eat it all yet!
Ohhh, what a marvelous recipe!! I love the flavors – especially the pairing of fruity and creamy. Mmm!!
HAHA! My friends have always given me a wry look upon learning that I like my watermelon with a sprinkle of salt, but if the watermelon man does it too, it must be alright ;] That watermelon ice looks so awesome! I’m so glad that you’ve put alternative instructions for ice-cream maker-less folk like me. Woo.
Jen Cheung says
watermelon sure does remind me of summer 🙁 sadly summer is gone and fall is here. In Toronto – it has been freezing for the past couple of days. It’s not even fall – its more like winter. sucks to be here. I need summer all year round. I might as well move to Miami eh??
Thanks for your lovely post sweetlife – hope you had a wonderful weekend. 🙂 stay happY!!!
have a lovely tuesday love.
jen @ http://www.passion4food.ca
Blond Duck says
I adore watermelon!
Heavenly Housewife says
This looks absolutely delicious, and what an unusual recipe! Amazing pictures too!
This is exactly what I need before I say goodbye to my beloved sunshine all together.
What a lovely watermelon dessert…the pictures are awesome and the color of the ice is just so pretty…very refreshing 🙂
I do love my red joy of sweet freshness…why not add some healthy yogurt ;o) Shall try this out very soon.
Love the contrast with the black cup…very appealing.
Wonderful photos! The ice looks great!
Watermelon is such a refreshing ingredient to use in so many things.
Oh man, have I mentioned how much I adore watermelon? You’ve really got my mouth watering! I wish it was around all year round, especially since I’m dying to try this granita now!
megan @ whatmegansmaking says
Love that first picture of watermelon – makes me want some right now!
Black and pink, beautiful presentation and great pictures! Very fresh and I love the idea of yogurt!
This dessert just sounds so refreshing, perfect for the Indian summer days, that seem to be hitting.
denise @ quickies on the dinner table says
Perfection!!! I LOVE this recipe – and the second photo is just g-g-g-g-g-g-GORGEOUS!!!!!
5 Star Foodie says
I love how pretty the watermelon yogurt ice looks on your gorgeous pictures! Sounds so refreshing!
Kitchen Butterfly says
I LOVE watermelon, I love the salting idea….delicious and refreshing
Baking is my Zen says
Why do I love watermelon so much? 😀
Great recipe and photos.
this is just great, as a treat or final palate chaser… have enjoyed these wonderful posts saluting watermelon and Tony…
Beautiful! I may have to go get a watermelon just to try this – and I love that it’s yoghurt and not heavy.
This refreshing dessert is the perfect way to kick off the weekend! And it’s so healthy too! It wins even more points for that.
That looks awesome, what a refreshing idea. Have a great weekend. 🙂
A Canadian Foodie says
This is the third Troy Anderson Watermelon post I’ve read this week – great recipe. Is there a contest, or something down there?
Wow Bonnie, this sounds so wonderful! I love the idea of doing this with watermelon and yogurt-it literally gave me a little chill. Yeah (smile). Though I do have to admit that Tony’s way of eating the melon with just a sprinkle of salt is great too;)
I don’t have an ice cream machine yet, but I’ve been asking Cauldron Boy for one lately. I’m thinking I will have one soon with both my birthday and Christmas coming up, so I’m bookmarking this. It’s too healthy and lovely to let get lost in the archives.
Have a good weekend, Bonnie. Stella
Lawyer Loves Lunch says
We’ve been making yogurt pops all summer with summer berries but I would’ve never thought to make them with watermelon (even though the hubster LOVES watermelon). Thanks for the awesome idea! 🙂
What a lovely post. Your ice is nice 🙂 The color is gorgeous. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary
Sommer @ A Spicy Perspective says
Oh Bonnie, this looks so amazing and healthy! No guilt in serving it to the kiddos–or eating it myself! Have a great weekend!
That yogurt ice would be perfect in Texas right now…we still need to cool down! Thanks for sharing some more tips on watermelon and another delicious recipe. You are making me glad that I live in the Lone Star state and have access to all this yummy goodness!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
I’m looking to Summer when I can enjoy beautiful desserts like this! 🙂
Angie's Recipes says
Looks very refreshing and cool!
Belinda @zomppa says
And they make great facials! I love the pink against the black.
Great post and a fantastic watermelon treat.