Refreshing Watermelon Ice Cream Recipe

Indulge in the delightful flavors of summer with this homemade watermelon ice cream recipe. Bursting with the sweetness of fresh watermelon, this creamy treat will keep you cool on the hottest of days.


  • 4 cups diced seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional: Fresh mint leaves for garnish


  1. Freeze the diced watermelon: Spread the diced watermelon in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze the watermelon for at least 2 hours or until completely frozen.
  2. Prepare the ice cream mixture: In a blender or food processor, combine the frozen watermelon chunks, heavy cream, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the blender or food processor as needed.
  3. Taste and adjust: Taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness if needed by adding more sugar, a tablespoon at a time, and blending again until well combined.
  4. Freeze the ice cream: Pour the watermelon ice cream mixture into a freezer-safe container. Cover tightly with a lid or plastic wrap and place it in the freezer.
  5. Freeze until firm: Allow the watermelon ice cream to freeze for at least 4 hours or until firm. For a softer consistency, you can enjoy it after 2 hours of freezing.
  6. Serve and garnish: When ready to serve, scoop the watermelon ice cream into bowls or cones. Garnish with fresh mint leaves for a burst of color and added freshness, if desired. Enjoy your homemade watermelon ice cream on a hot summer day!

Note: This recipe yields approximately 4 servings, but feel free to double or triple the ingredients for a larger batch.

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