There is nothing quite like watermelon to cool the body temperature right down and quench your thirst. Since we are all about the family at Family Garden Life, we came up with two amazing watermelon treats for both the kids and adults.

Adults Watermelon Treats

Red drink – garden fresh

To keep your family hydrated how about trying our watermelon treats – one is a frozen watermelon and strawberry drink.

Red drink – garden fresh

Prep Time15 mins
Freezing Time2 hrs
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Strawberry, Watermelon
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 kg watermelon remove the rind and chop into cubes (This should give you about 500g of fruit to eat). Pop all the cubes into the freezer for a couple of hours
  • 250 g strawberries top removed and halved
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 100 ml cold water

Instructions

  • Once the watermelon has frozen put all the above into a blender and process until smooth.
  • Pour into a cold glass and drink. There is nothing better to keep you cool. 

Notes

If you’re in the mood to party, why not add some white rum to sip at the end of a long hot summer day.

Watermelon Treats - Watermelon n Strawberry Drinks

Kids Watermelon Treats

Red fruit blocks

Ice lollies are a must on a hot day and these will be sure to have your kids running to the freezer for more. The best part is, because they are homemade, you know what all the ingredients are.

Red fruit blocks

Prep Time10 mins
Freezing Time5 hrs
Course: Dessert, Treat
Keyword: Strawberry, Watermelon
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 500 g watermelon peeled and cubed (This should give you about 250g to eat).
  • 250 g strawberries washed with top removed. Keep a couple to slice up to place inside your ice block moulds.
  • 200 ml water

Other:

  • Ice block moulds
  • Paddle pop sticks

Instructions

  • Blitz all of the above in a blender and then pour into your ice lolly moulds. 
  • Insert a couple of slices of strawberry in each at the edge so that once it is frozen you can see the strawberry slices.
  • Freeze for 5-6 hours.
  • Wet mould before removing to loosen the blocks.

Watermelon treats - Red fruit blocks

A block that’s full of goodness means you no longer have to worry when your children come running in and sticking their heads in the freezer to see what treats they can have.

I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do. They’re not only tasty, but they also provide an excellent source of Vitamin C.