Watermelon is the official state vegetable Oklahoma. Yes I’m serious. ( source ) it is also more or less the official fruit of field days in late summer, days of pool, snacks and barbecues.
How can both be true? It’s simple. While watermelon is part of the cucumber and squash family – Cucurbitaceae (Citrullus gender) – it is also classified as a fruit. It contains more lycopene than a tomato and is completely edible. . . even the crust, which is times pickled, candied or made into gazpacho . ( Font 1 Source 2 )
But I’m getting ahead. The most basic fact about watermelons – everyone knows – is that the summer season is just not complete without them. In honor of National Watermelon Day, which is coming up next week on August 3, I thought I’d share this refreshing watermelon pallet mint ice tea recipe.
pallets does not get any easier than this, and ‘all. I hope you love them as much as we do!
(And Psst! If you have not chosen one yet, here are some helpful tips for choosing a ripe watermelon .)
pallets 3 Ingredient watermelon mint
This recipe makes about 24 fluid ounces or 3 cups of liquid. My popsicle molds hold ⅓ cup each, so this lot had 9 pallets.
- 6 cups cubed, -of seeded watermelon
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
- ¼ teaspoon mint extract
- Place all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour the mixture into the mold pallet and freeze until solid.