The next day, an idea came to my mind…
Frozen watermelon coconut mojito. Yes.
And what do you know? I already happened to have some watermelon in the freezer.
I heard about the heat wave you guys are having over there in America. We’re actually having a little heat wave of our own. Before this week, Berlin was still experiencing sweatshirt weather. Yes, sweatshirts in the middle of the day in July. It’s a crime.
But today I woke up to a toasty 73ºF, sweating like a fiend. I know, kind of pathetic, but there you have it.
“OH NOTHING. HEH HEH. NEVERMIND,” I said, laughing nervously.
“Okay, why are you talking in caps lock?”
“OH NO REASON. JUST PAY NO ATTENTION TO WHAT I’M DOING HERE.”
“Wait…. is that… coconut????”
“Yes! Okay it’s coconut, but it’s only on the edge!”
He looked skeptical.
“Don’t worry, it can be wiped off.”
I can’t relate to coconut hating tastebuds. Funny I married some
By the way, you don’t even need a crazy high powered blender for this. I only have a tiny food processor I got for ten bucks and it cut through this watermelon just fine. Just remember, if your blender or food processor is as pathetic as mine, you’ll just want to thaw the watermelon chunks a little bit on the counter before blending
- Frozen Watermelon Coconut Mojitos
- Serves 2
- 1 can coconut cream (full fat coconut milk would also work)
- 1/4 cup lime juice (about two small limes)
- 20 fresh mint leaves
- 6 cups watermelon, chopped pretty small and frozen
- About 1/2 cup coconut rum (leave out for a refreshing non-alcoholic drink!)
- Desiccated coconut, lime wedges, mint sprigs, and watermelon wedges for serving
- Open the can of coconut cream. You will have two separate layers of coconut milk, a thick creamy layer and a syrupy watery layer. Scoop about 1/2 cup of the creamy part and 1/4 cup of the watery part into your blender (if using full fat coconut, just shake it up and use 3/4 cup of it).
- Combine it with the lime juice and mint leaves in the blender and blend until smooth. Add the frozen watermelon chunks a little at a time and blend until smooth, adding more coconut water if necessary (if your blender isn’t very strong (like mine) allow your watermelon to thaw for about 20 minutes first). Add rum. Adjust all ingredients to taste and blend until smooth.
- Dip the rims of the glasses in the water and sprinkle some desiccated coconut on. Pour the drinks in and then top with a lime wedge and a watermelon wedge and sprig of mint. Enjoy!