Certain things — like air conditioning, swimming pools, grilled corn on the cob, and a cold glass of rosé — just make summer better. I used to think sliced watermelon fell into that category — that is, until I discovered this salted watermelon ice.
It's deceivingly simple yet so ingenious; I don't think I can ever go back to plain ole' watermelon again.
The best part about this recipe is its simplicity. You just blend seedless watermelon with fresh lemon juice, maple syrup, and salt, then take it for a spin in your ice cream maker.
Don't have an ice cream maker? You can also just pour the purée into a freezer-safe bowl, freeze for three hours, then scoop the mixture into individual portions before freezing again until firm.
Also, if you're feeling particularly impatient, you can do as Cassy suggests and pour the mixture over ice and add some vodka instead of waiting for it to freeze. Twist my arm.
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