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Mar 27, 2013 01:52 PM

Homemade Watermelon Flavored Gelato recipe

Hello all,

I am a long time lurker first time poster here, and I was wondering if anyone knew how to make a good watermelon gelato. I currently use a recipe for strawberry gelato which I love (mostly pureed strawberry with milk, cream and sugar) but I find that the watermelon is too liquidy to puree and give it enough form to make a batter with.

I am toying with the idea of using a custard based gelato with a watermelon flavored syrup, but I havent found a good recipe for the syrup yet. If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear it, please let me know!

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  1. This looked promising but ended up being a sorbet.

    I'm not sure you could extract much flavor from cooking a watermelon down to a syrup. You'd need some Bill Nye flavoring.

    Maybe make granita or sorbet instead? Since watermelon is so,... watery