Watermelon Crush

Feeling the heat? Here’s something cool to quench your thirst!

Preparation: 10 minutes preparation + 5 minutes cooking (freezing time extra)
Serves: 5 serves of fruit in this recipe


  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • 300mL water
  • 750g watermelon flesh, seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


Put sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil for 5 minutes then cool. Puree watermelon flesh in a blender. Add sugar syrup and lemon juice and mix well. Put into a tray and place in freezer. When the mixture starts to set, remove from freezer and blend well or mix it with a fork, then place it back in the freezer. Remove from freezer 15 minutes prior to serving. Spoon into serving glasses.

Made to serve 4.


This can be made in an ice cream machine, following manufacturer’s directions.


Substitute stewed or canned fruit, which has been well drained and increase lemon juice to 3 tablespoons.

Recipe © State of Western Australia, 2012.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District