Refreshing ice cream for hot summer days! Best eaten fresh from the ice cream maker.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr 30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 quarts
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Puree the watermelon chunks in a blender or food processor until smooth; strain the juices from any remaining solids and set aside, discarding the solids.

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  • Heat 1 cup of heavy cream with the sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat until warmed. Stir the mint leaves to the warmed cream. Cover the saucepan and remove from heat. Allow the mixture to steep at room temperature for 1 hour. Strain into a bowl; discard the mint leaves.

  • Whisk the egg yolks in a bowl until gently beaten. Slowly pour the mint-infused cream into the egg yolks, whisking constantly to prevent cooking the egg; scrape the mixture back into the saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir constantly, scraping the bottom while cooking, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula; pour the mixture through a strainer into a bowl along with 1 cup heavy cream. Mix the watermelon juice into the cream mixture.

  • Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.

Nutrition Facts

188 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 19.4g 6% DV; fat 12.2g 19% DV; cholesterol 92mg 31% DV; sodium 14.1mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2011
Wonderful! I was looking for a good recipe for either sherbet or (preferrably) ice cream involving mint and watermelon! Hooray! This is very thought-out and mistake-proof! Thank-you so much!:D Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/18/2011
It tastes ok. I personally don't care for the combination of mint and watermelon taste but when I made it it came out almost icey after being frozen. It wasn't so much of hit either with my father who is a watermelon fanatic. However I may have made it wrong but it was fun to see it come out red and to put in chocolate chips to make it look further like watermelon. Read More
(5)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2011
Wonderful! I was looking for a good recipe for either sherbet or (preferrably) ice cream involving mint and watermelon! Hooray! This is very thought-out and mistake-proof! Thank-you so much!:D Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
07/18/2011
It tastes ok. I personally don't care for the combination of mint and watermelon taste but when I made it it came out almost icey after being frozen. It wasn't so much of hit either with my father who is a watermelon fanatic. However I may have made it wrong but it was fun to see it come out red and to put in chocolate chips to make it look further like watermelon. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2011
Watermelon and mint - two of my favorite things together in this refreshing unique recipe. I love the fact that this ice cream is naturally infused with mint - to smell it was heavenly; I'll definitely use that technique for future mint ice creams. And because I believe chocolate makes everything better I added in some mini morsels toward the end. Next time I'll use full-sized chips. Yum. Don't do like I did and use half and half in order to save a few calories; it was a little icy. Next time I'll definitely go with the full on cream. Also I think I overfilled my machine. The next day when I was making the leftover mix that batch was much creamier. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2019
Hope you love fresh mint!!! I personally put the whole mixture together in the fridge for about one and a half hours. It first tastes LIKE watermelon then mint. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/06/2019
Okay no stars. This was nasty ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? stinken ewe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2013
I have made this two times...for us it was much better without the mint. I liked it the first time but the mint was just a strange background taste. Maybe I just don't care for fresh mint? The recipe is a definite keeper though. I took it to a church function and it was a hit. Read More
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