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Summer granita

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Ingredients

Watermelon cubes – a small bowl

Sugar syrup – 2 tsp

Lemon juice – 10 ml

Chopped mint leaves – as required

Method

Mix all the ingredients together and refrigerate it. After 30 minutes, shuffle the mix. Repeat the process every 30 minutes. It enhances the flavour and is crisp and crystal like feel.

Transfer the contents to a tall glass and serve it with a scoop of ice cream.

Health drink

Water melon juice – 150 ml or a glass full

Lemon juice – 5 ml

Ginger extract- as required

Jaggery- as required

Mix all the ingredients together. Refrigerate. It’s a remedy-oriented drink and it is believed to relieve gastric issues.

Mulan

Ingredients

Watermelon (deseeded) 150 grams

Sugar syrup 1 tbs

Ice cream 1/2 scoop

Ice cubes 4

Method

Blend watermelon with sugar syrup and ice cubes in a blender

Pour it into tall glasses

Add a scoop of ice cream on top

Serve immediately .

Courtesy: That’s Y On The Go

(Race Course).

Watermelon and Cheese salad

Ingredients

Water Melon diced or scooped into balls (from half a fruit)

Mint few fresh sprigs

Feta cheese to taste

Balsamic vinegar 3 tsps reduced (take double this quantity of balsamic vinegar in a pan and boil till reduced to half)

Lime to taste

Crushed pepper/cumin powder

Black salt Use with discretion as both the feta and the vinegar are salty

Method

Place the scooped watermelon in a bowl, drizzle the balsamic vinegar on it, sprinkle the cumin or pepper powder and toss. Throw in the mint, crumble the feta cheese over it, and your salad is ready.

If you retain the hollow rind of the fruit once the flesh has been scooped out, you can use that as your serving bowl.

Courtesy: Vishakh of Vs

Vishakh says when he worked in a hotel, where beauty pageant contestants stayed regularly, they always requested their daily tipple of plain watermelon juice with nothing else but cumin powder and a pinch of black salt.

Water melon custard

(for kids)

Ingredients

Cold milk – a glassful

Custard powder- 30 gms

Warm milk – a glassful

Water melon juice- a glassful

Method

Dissolve custard powder in cold milk. Once it settles down, add warm milk, cook and cool it for a while. Then, mix water melon juice into it. Refrigerate for an hour.

Every scoop is calorie-rich and is ideal for kids during summer.

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