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Recipe: Chocolate Covered Watermelon Popsicles

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~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Watermelon Granita

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~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Smoky Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas

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~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Frozen Watermelon Margaritas

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~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Watermelon Popsicles

These Chocolate Covered Watermelon Popsicles and great for summer parties! Healthier pops that are cooling and delicious!

12 pops

1/2 ripe, juicy watermelon
1 bag chocolate chips: white, milk or dark
2 teaspoons virgin coconut oil (to keep chocolate smooth)
popsicle sticks

Cut watermelon into triangle slices about 1/2-3/4 inch thick. Carefully pierce with popsicle sticks. Freeze until firm, a few hours to overnight.
Melt chocolate & coconut oil in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir well. You can also melt it on the stove top in a double boiler.
Line a sheet pan with wax paper. Dip frozen watermelon pops in chocolate, let extra drip off. Then dip in sprinkles. Serve immediately or place back in the freezer until ready to serve. You can store these in an airtight container, in the freezer for a few weeks.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Watermelon Granita

If you love shaved ice then this quick and easy fruity Watermelon Granita will definitely be your jam. Simple to prepare and great for steamy summer days!

8-10 servings

6 cups cubed seedless watermelon (flesh only, rinds removed)
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup granulated sugar or agave
pinch of salt

Puree the watermelon, lime juice, sugar and salt in a blender until smooth.
Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a 13″x9″ shallow baking dish. Discard solids.
Freeze mixture for 30 minutes, then scrap with a fork.
Continue scraping every 30 minutes for 2 1/2 to 4 hours until the entire mixture is fluffy shaved ice.
Serve with a watermelon wedge as garnish.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Smoky Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas

These Smoky Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas are all about cooling down on steamy summer days. They are fruity, refreshing, spicy and smoky (from the Mezcal) You can adjust the spiciness to taste, use as much jalapeño as you wish.

1 margarita

3 cups fresh watermelon (use 2 ounces watermelon juice per margarita)
1 Jalapeño pepper, sliced thin
2 ounces Mezcal tequila
juice from 1/2 fresh lime
3/4 ounce agave sweetener or simple syrup
–you will also need
coarse salt to rim glass
lime slices for serving
ice

Purée the watermelon in a blender. Strain the juice into a clean bowl.
Pour some salt onto a flat plate. Rim the edge of a high ball cocktail glass with lime juice. Roll the glass rim in the salt.
Muddle a few slices of the Jalapeño on the bottom of a cocktail shaker with 2 ounces of the watermelon juice.
Fill the cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice.
Pour in the Mezcal, lime juice and agave syrup. Add a splash of water. Place the lid on the cocktail shaker and shake until well combined.
Strain into the prepared glass.
You can make up to 12 cocktails with the watermelon juice.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Frozen Watermelon Margaritas

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~ Marla Meridith