watermelon fruit jelly

watermelon fruit jellyGelatine desserts have been around for centuries and there are many ways to serve.  One of the first ‘grown-up’ gelatine desserts I made was raspberries in chardonnay jelly.  Kids love how gelatine wiggles and jiggles.  This watermelon fruit jelly is a fun twist when fresh fruit is added.  My 2-year-old grandson loved it but so did my daughter and husband. 🙂

Another easy way to enjoy this fruit is by making cubes out of the flesh and place onto skewers.  Alternate each cube with your favourite fruits (grapes, pineapple, cherries, banana etc) making it an easy-to-eat treat.

you will need

1 small seedless watermelon
1 pkg instant jello (I used raspberry flavour)
fresh fruit such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries


watermelonCut one end of the watermelon off. This will serve as the lid later on. Scoop most of the flesh out and save it for another use. Just remember to save a layer of the flesh to bite into. Use a paper towel to pat dry the cavity then fill with desired fruit.

Make jello according to the packet instructions.  Allow to cool slightly before pouring into the watermelon.  Grab a bowl just big enough for the watermelon to sit in.  You want it to stay standing upright.  Add watermelon lid on top and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours to allow the jelly to set.  I let mine sit overnight.

When ready to serve, cut into chunks.

the culinary chase’s note:

Make sure the fruit and jello fill the whole watermelon.  Enjoy!