Watermelon Ice Cream {Three Ingredients}

Watermelon Ice Cream {Three Ingredients}

This no-churn homemade Watermelon Ice Cream bursts with watermelon flavor and with only three ingredients it is easy to make. It’s the perfect summer treat on a hot summer day or a fun treat for summer cookouts. 

watermelon ice cream

Watermelon Ice Cream

My youngest son is always bringing me fun ideas he finds on tik-tok. He always wants to try them out, and sometimes we do it just for fun. This time, however, I thought the idea would be a great one to share with you all – that is if the recipe was any good. Sometimes, what looks good behind the camera is not always the tried and true version.

With that said, I did have to make a couple of modifications to the fun idea. I tweaked the recipe, a little bit and ditched serving it by slicing a frozen rind into watermelon pieces. Let me tell you, that was nearly impossible and frustrating – to say the least. No worries, it’s just as much fun to scoop watermelon-flavored ice cream out of a rind.

watermelon ice cream

Things I love about this Recipe:

  • It’s simple to make
  • there are only three ingredients that are really easy to find
  • it’s a no-churn recipe that is done quickly
  • the kids can help make this yummy recipe

watermelon ice cream

FAQs

Make-Ahead and Storage:

Can I make Watermelon Ice Cream ahead of time?

Yes! This ice cream is better if you make it at least twenty-four hours in advance

How long does homemade ice cream last in the freezer?

Homemade ice cream can last up to two weeks in the freezer

Storage: Store homemade ice cream in a sealed container in the freezer

Can I store this watermelon ice cream in the rind?

Yes – for a certain amount of time. After a couple of days, I would transfer the ice cream to an air-tight freezer-proof container for storage in the freezer

How do I find a Sweet Watermelon?

  • find one that is uniform in shape. It can be round or oval, just not irregular
  • look for a super heavy watermelon. This means it has more water content and is probably more sweet
  • find a field spot, which is a round white, brown, or yellow spot on the watermelon is something to look for. Find one that is darker in color – either yellow or brown. That means it has been on the vine longer and is sweeter
  • go for large webbing – a large spider-like web on the watermelon is a sign of it leaking sweetness which is a good sign
  • find a watermelon dull in color and shine – The more shine means it’s still too young

watermelon ice cream

Tips and Tricks:

  • make sure you strain the watermelon after blending it. This will get rid of pulp and most of the seeds
  • you can make this recipe in any order that you want – just make sure the heavy cream is at a soft peak before adding in the other ingredients
  • make this the day before your party, or better yet – two days
  • if you make this watermelon overnight, the next morning you can expect the top half to be firm, but it may be slushy in the middle and even have juice standing in the bottom. This is fine for a fun treat, but if you are serving at a party you might want to let it freeze for at least 1 day in advance to ensure it is frozen through
  • you can try to cut the rind and make watermelon slices, but I don’t recommend it. The frozen rind is as hard as a rock. You’ll have to work very hard to achieve this and to me, it’s not worth it. Just scoop the ice cream and enjoy
  • trying to find a sweet ripe seedless watermelon. The more flavor the watermelon has, the more flavor your ice cream will have
  • leaving some flesh on the rind. It will help flavor the ice cream as it freezes

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Ingredients:

watermelon ice cream ingredients

Heavy Cream – heavy cream is necessary for the cream portion of this ice cream recipe. It is easy to find and can usually be found near the milk at your local grocery store

Sweetened Condensed Milk – This is to sweeten the watermelon even more, but be careful not to add too much. The sweetener can tend to overpower this recipe and you’ll lose that natural watermelon flavor that makes this recipe so refreshing

Watermelon – You’ll need to find a seedless, ripe watermelon. There are tips above on finding the perfect sweet watermelon

watermelon ice cream

How do you make Homemade Three Ingredient Watermelon Ice Cream?

Instructions:

full instructions in printable below…

making watermelon ice cream

  • cut the watermelon in half and scoop out the flesh
  • blend the watermelon flesh to make juice
  • strain the juice into a medium-sized bowl

making watermelon ice cream with heavy cream

  • in a mixing bowl, mix the heavy cream until it forms soft peaks
  • add the watermelon juice and sweetened condensed milk

pouring watermelon ice cream in to rind

  • pour the mixture into the scooped-out rind and freeze overnight

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Watermelon Ice Cream {Three Ingredients}

Delicious and refreshing three-ingredient homemade watermelon ice cream

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: none
  • Total Time: 43 minute
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • seedless round watermelon cut in half
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  • scoop out the watermelon flesh – leaving about 1/2 inch on the rind for added flavor
  • place watermelon flesh in the blender and blend until liquified
  • place a strainer over a medium-sized bowl and pour the liquid through the strainer
  • strain as much liquid as you can – you are ultimately trying to get about 4 cups of liquid from the watermelon for this recipe
  • in a stand-up mixing bowl or using an electric mixer and bowl, whip the heavy cream at a fast speed until soft peaks form
  • to the whipped cream, add about 4 cups of juice and the condensed milk
  • mix well
  • pour into the watermelon rind (do not cover) and freeze overnight

Notes

Make-Ahead and Storage:

Can I make Watermelon Ice Cream ahead of time?

Yes! This ice cream is better if you make it at least twenty-four hours in advance

How long does homemade ice cream last in the freezer?

Homemade ice cream can last up to two weeks in the freezer

Storage: Store homemade ice cream in a sealed container in the freezer

Can I store this watermelon ice cream in the rind?

Yes – for a certain amount of time. After a couple of days, I would transfer the ice cream to an air-tight freezer-proof container for storage in the freezer

How do I find a Sweet Watermelon?

  • find one that is uniform in shape. It can be round or oval, just not irregular
  • look for a super heavy watermelon. This means it has more water content and is probably more sweet
  • find a field spot, which is a round white, brown, or yellow spot on the watermelon is something to look for. Find one that is darker in color – either yellow or brown. That means it has been on the vine longer and is sweeter
  • go for large webbing – a large spider-like web on the watermelon is a sign of it leaking sweetness which is a good sign
  • find a watermelon dull in color and shine – The more shine means it’s still too young

 

 

 

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