September 5, 2005
It is midnight in Pennsylvania where we are visiting for the weekend. The crickets and frogs are are out in force and the night is full of stars. I am sitting in the dark with only the computer light and my belly is full of Plum ice cream. My wife and baby are asleep. I hear their overlapping breaths in the next room. They start out the night breathing out of sync, but by this hour are almost in unison. I can't sleep and have been thinking of my grandmother's watermelon slush. As tomorrow is Labor Day I thought I might share the secret recipe. Watch out, it's super delicious.
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup H20 (room temp)
2 cups liquefied watermelon (de seed before blending... don't skimp with one of those seedless melons, get the real thing. real watermelons have seeds)
1 cup very cold H20
1/4 cup lime juice (small round Mexican key limes are best)
1. Deseed and liquefy watermelon, put aside.
2. Mix 1/2 cup H20 with sugar and boil.
3. Right when the mixture boils add the watermelon, lime juice, and cold H20.
4. Freeze immediately.
5. When frozen. Use an ice scraper or a spoon to scrape out servings.
That's it. Try it, it's so good you'll forget your name.