Watermelon Ice Cream {Three Ingredients}

Delicious and refreshing three-ingredient homemade watermelon ice cream


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


  • 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


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