Most experts say watermelons taste best just off the vine, simply chilled and cut in wedges. But watermelon has been served in just about every way imaginable: as rind pickles, and in preserves, salads, slushes, cakes and pastries. During the Civil War, the Confederate Army boiled down watermelons as a source of sugar and molasses. Russians go so far as to make beer from watermelon juice.
From the National Watermelon Promotion Board.
- 2 c. seeded watermelon chunks
- 1 c. cracked ice
- 1/2 c. plain yogurt
- 1 to 2 tbl sugar
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp. almond extract
Combine all ingredients in blender; blend until smooth. Makes 2 to 3 smoothies.