Savoring the Sun of Summer

Picture courtesy allrecipes.com

Picture courtesy allrecipes.com

Manya Kidambi ’18
EE Staff Writer

During the summer months, an array of fruits and vegetables are available to make the most fantastic treats. Fruits, especially, are a delicious go-to, and with watermelon, cantaloupe, and others in season, a mouth-watering delight is created. These two recipes are all about summer fruits, and how they can make every picnic and barbeque a blast.

Recipe #1: Watermelon Bowl Fruit Salad

(Inspired from Strawberry-Melon Summer Salad from allrecipes.com)

Ingredients:

-1 whole watermelon

-2 cups cantaloupe, scooped into balls

-2 cups honeydew melon, scooped into balls

-1 cup halved strawberries

-1 cup blueberries

-1 tbsp honey

-1 tsp lemon juice

-1 tsp sugar

Turn the watermelon horizontally and cut it in half. Scoop out the watermelon fruit into balls and remove from the skin. Set the watermelon aside. Keep one half of the watermelon to put the fruit in.

  1. Add the strawberries, blueberries, lemon juice, cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon into a large bowl. Toss with honey and sugar until fruits are coated well.
  2. Carefully pour the mixed fruits into the watermelon skin, for decoration, and enjoy with some whipped cream or ice cream.

Recipe #2: Berrylicious Fruit Pops

Ingredients:

-1 cup fresh strawberries

-1 cup fresh blueberries

-½ cup fresh raspberries

-½ cup fresh blackberries

– 1 cup milk (if desired, substitute with apple juice)

-1 tsp sugar, to taste

  1. Combine strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries in a large bowl and add sugar. Toss the fruits to mix evenly.
  2. Add the milk or apple juice to a blender and turn blender on. While blending, slowly add the fruits until a smoothie-like consistency is reached.
  3. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds or into paper cups. If using paper cups, cover with aluminum foil, and insert a stick.
  4. Freeze for approximately six hours. To remove from the molds, place in hot water for 10 seconds, then remove. To remove from the cups, squeeze cup and pull stick until the pop is removed. Enjoy this treat on a hot summer day!

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