Recipe by Neil Strawson and Richard Hunt. Makes 2
You will need:
- 500g – 600g Watermelon
- Ice cubes (optional)
- ¼ lemon
- Mint leaves
Remember to ask a Grown-up for help.
What to do:
Before making, wash your hands and put an apron on. Weigh or measure all of the ingredients.
Ask a grown up to cut a slice of watermelon with a sharp knife. Take the slice of watermelon and scoop out the flesh with a dessert spoon and put into a mixing bowl.
Using your hands, squeeze and mash the flesh of the melon into a pulp until you’ve squashed out as many lumps as you can. Once there are no big bits left, squeeze the lemon into the mixing bowl of pulp. This might be a bit sticky so have a tea towel nearby to wipe your hands.
Next, take a clean mixing bowl with a sieve over the top and pour the watermelon pulp into it. Wait for the liquid to drip through leaving the pulp, pips and seeds behind. To get more juice, you can push down gently on the pulp in the sieve with a wooden spoon.
Now place three mint leaves in your hand and clap your free hand on top. Continue to rub the leaves between your hands, this helps get the minty flavour out of the leaves. Once you’ve done this, add them to your bowl of juice.
Finally, place a few ice cubes into drinking glasses and ask a grown up to help pour the watermelon cooler over the ice. If you are making more watermelon cooler to share with others, why not pour into a serving jug and place in the fridge to chill.