June 12, 2012

Watermelon Fudge | A Summer Time Sweet Treat

Last summer on our annual trip to Coastal Maine, I discovered something my sweet tooth couldn't get enough of — watermelon fudge! Interesting combo, isn't it? It's so delicious! Unfortunately, the candy shop where we went to doesn't sell online and I've had no luck finding it elsewhere. Since summer is fast approaching I thought I would make some for a 4th of July celebration next month. You can find the watermelon fudge recipe via Old Tyme Fudge at http://oldtymefudgerecipes.com/watermelonfudge.php

This sweet treat sure would make an excellent addition to any summer party!

Why stop at fudge? Let's make some pie!


Recipe courtesy of Make and Takes™

- Lime Sherbet
- Vanilla ice cream or Pineapple sherbet
- Red/Pink-colored sherbet…I couldn’t find this, so I bought Raspberry/Pineapple/Orange swirl sherbet, mixed it up with red food coloring and it was perfect!
- Mini chocolate chips
1. For each flavor, you’ll let the sherbet/ice cream soften for a few minutes before using. The red sherbet should be mixed with the mini chocolate chips.
2. Use a round springform pan. You may want to line the bottom of the pan with wax paper or parchment paper if you plan to transfer the entire “pie” to another dish before serving. I served the slices on plates straight out of the freezer, so I didn’t line the pan. It’s actually cuter sliced!
3. Starting with lime, spread a ring of sherbet around the edge of the springform pan – about 2 inches high (or taller if you want!), and about 1-2 inches wide from the outside edge of the pan.
4. Put pan in freezer to harden lime layer.
5. Repeat step 3 with the vanilla, but make the layer much thinner – maybe 1/2 inch. Use a butter knife to flatten the top, even-ing out the lime with the vanilla. Put pan in freezer to harden again.
6. Repeat step 3 with the red/chocolate chip sherbet. Fill the rest of the pan, then use a butter knife to flatten the top. Freeze!
7. When it’s time to eat, run a knife around the edge of the pan before popping off the outside of the springform pan. Use a nice thin-blade knife to slice.

Any fun summer treats your looking forward to making? Do share!


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