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Watermelon Ice Cream

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Servings: Makes 1 gallon
4 quarts watermelon pieces with juice
1 quart heavy cream
2 cups sugar
8 egg yolks
1 pound semi- sweet chocolate chips

1. Split the watermelon in half, reserving the other half for a later use. Using a large spoon, remove the fruit from the halved watermelon. Using your hands and knife, remove all seeds from watermelon and discard.
2. Dice watermelon into 2 inch pieces and put in a large bowl with the juice. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine heavy cream and sugar. Bring the mixture up to a simmer.
3. Whisk the egg yolks until smooth and temper into the hot cream mixture. Cook the egg mixture for four minutes. Remove from the heat.
4. Pour hot cream mixture over watermelon pieces and mix thoroughly. Cool to room temperature.
5. Using a hand held blender puree the mixture until smooth and strain.
6. Add the ice cream mixture with the chocolate chips to the ice cream machine.
7. Follow ice cream machine directions.
8. Serve ice cream or scoop out ice cream and place ice cream back into the empty half of watermelon.
9. Cover with plastic wrap. Freeze until very firm.
10. To serve, slice watermelon into 1 inch slices

Makes 1 gallon ice cream.

Source: ABCNews.com 1998. Recipe by Emeril Lagasse.

Date: July 25, 2002


Reviewer: Judi Martin
If you love watermelon, then this is the recipe for you! This was my third time to make it. I made this for an ice cream social for church. No one there had ever heard of Watermelon Ice Cream, but they all asked for seconds. Some even took some home for later. I am going to make another batch for our dads at church for Father's Day. Watermelon flavor comes out even more after storing in freezer for a couple of days. No kidding. It will surprise you how good it really is!

Reviewer: Ayumi

Reviewer: Jane
Very yummy. will make again


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