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Watermelon conjures up memories of lazy summer days, picnics in the park, and backyard bashes, but now that watermelon is available all year long, we can always enjoy its summer-fresh taste!

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Watermelon Swimming Pool

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Watermelon Swimming Pool

Your summer party will be the hit of the season when your guests "dive into" this incredible looking watermelon fruit basket! With all the goodness of healthy fruit and the eye catching appeal, you'll make a big splash with this one!

What You'll Need

  • 1 oblong-shaped seedless watermelon
  • 1 (4-serving-size) package blue gelatin, prepared in a small plastic container according to package directions
  • Assorted cut-up fruit pieces
  • Beach-themed items for decoration
  • Gummy fish for garnish

What to Do

  1. Cut a 1/4-inch slice off the bottom of the watermelon to provide a stable base.
     
  2. Draw lines in a wave design, with a sharp pencil or thin marker, approximately halfway up and all the way around the watermelon. Cut the watermelon along those lines.
     
  3. Scoop out the flesh with an ice cream scoop or large spoon, and reserve for fruit salad.
     
  4. Create a water scene by placing the blue gelatin container in the watermelon bowl. Fill in around the "water" with fruit salad cut into fun shapes and balls.
     
  5. Arrange small, clean, non-toxic, new, small beach-themed toys and plastic dolls toward the edge of the watermelon bowl to create a beach scene. Garnish the sides with drink umbrellas and plastic palm tree swizzle sticks, and add gummy fish to the top of the salad and gelatin to complete the scene.

 

Notes

Recipe adapted from the National Watermelon Promotion Board. For more watermelon information and recipes, go to www.watermelon.org

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Now I have seen the watermelon baskets but this is a first. What a creative way to serve up that refreshing summer fruit. I am sure the crowd will love this treat during the next family get together. Thanks for the idea.

What a creative idea. Not that my family needs any encouragement in partaking in the delicious fruit that is watermelon. I can not count how many we will have before the end of the season but this would be a wonderful presentation during a family gathering.

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