I saw this idea on cutie-patootie Katie Bower's blog in the winter and I couldn't wait for the weather to warm up and try my hand at the elusive watermelon fountain!
This was our first attempt and we learned a few things for next time(but we'll get to that later).
First, make sure your watermelon can sit up on it's own. We sliced a tiny bit off of the bottom to give it a level surface. I liked the little bit of vine still attached to the melon, so I made that the top.
Cut a hole in the top back portion of the fruit. It's got to be big enough to get a spoon in there to scoop out the flesh.
This was a "seedless" watermelon but of course it was still full of those little white "non seeds".
Puree up the scooped out fruit in a food processor in batches or you will have a mess!
Use the watermelon puree to make lemonade in place of the water. I used one can of lemonade concentrate which makes a little less than two quarts
Use the remaining puree to make watermelon icecubes.
When the watermelon is as scooped out as you can get it, figure out where you want your faucet to be located and make a starter hole with a sharp object. Push the faucet through the hole.
Attach the faucet coupling locknut to the other side of the faucet (inside the watermelon) to hold the spigot in place.
Strain the watermelon lemonade through a sieve and refrigerate until ready to serve. Fill up the watermelon and add the icecubes. Enjoy!
*Note: This worked perfectly fine for the first few cups of lemonade but as the pulpy icecubes melted, the faucet got clogged. We were able to ladle it out through the back so it wasn't a total fail. Next time I would definitely strain the watermelon puree before making it into icecubes. Also we realized the hole in the back needed to be a little higher so the watermelon could hold more liquid and the spout needed to be a little lower. A larger watermelon would have been helpful too but that was the largest one we could find.*
It makes quite a presentation at a summer get together.
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