This sweet and juicy, watermelon ball bowl is loved by all!
We have the perfect way to not only serve up watermelon (using the melon as a bowl) but also show you how to prevent waste. Any leftovers get put into the freezer to be frozen for another day.
See our slide show video below on how we prepared our watermelon ball bowl
Follow directions below to make your own Watermelon Ball Bowl.
Firstly, chop a small slice off one side, this creates a flat bottom to keep the watermelon steady whilst you are balling it.
Turn to the other side and take a larger slice off, this is where you are going to create the watermelon balls from and present it in after.
Sit it on its flat bottom to keep it steady whilst you create your balls.
What can I use to make Melon Balls?
Not much to it now, just get a melon baller/ melon scooper or if you don't own one you can always use a teaspoon rounded measuring spoon in the same way!
Scoop in and twist around to create a ball. They won't be perfectly round and that is fine! Place to one side until you have completed creating all watermelon balls.
Next scoop out any remaining watermelon flesh and juice, we ate and drunk it, so nothing went to waste.
How to serve watermelon balls?
We cut triangles into the melon to create a cool effect. Use a sharp knife to cut the watermelon skin. You can experiment and do whatever you like! Next time I do it I will do something else!
Next, add the Watermelon Balls back into the watermelon shell!
There you have it a Watermelon Ball Bowl! We also added some kiwi for some extra goodness!
How to freeze Watermelon Balls?
Watermelon is a big fruit and some people/families can't get through a whole one, so any leftovers I suggest freezing!
Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet, and pop each watermelon ball down, making sure not to let them touch. Put the tray in the freezer for a couple of hours
This will make them just frozen enough to prevent sticking together.
Next, remove from the freezer and place in plastic ziplock bags ready to use as and when required.
Frozen Watermelon Balls are great to add to packed lunches as they will defrost by the time lunch comes but still be cool!
Frozen Watermelon Balls also make great ice cubes for fruity juices or cocktails.
My preteen daughter helped me create this blog as she is the one crazy for watermelon and came up with the idea of making this Watermelon Ball Bowl!
She took all these photos, a budding food blogger in the making!
Watermelon Ball Bowl
- 1 Watermelon
- Kiwi or Blueberries any fruit can be added
- Chop off a small slice to make a flat bottom to stop Watermelon bowl from rocking. (see images)
- Cut a larger section off on the opposite side, this is the Watermelon bowl opening.
- Use a melon baller/rounded measuring spoon and twist to create watermelon balls. Keep making balls until no more flesh left to make a ball!
- Scoop remaining flesh and juice out, leaving you with an empty watermelon shell. Cut a zigzag pattern into the opening of the watermelon bowl (this is optional!)
- Pop watermelon balls back into the shell and feel free to add some additional chopped fruit.
Freezing leftover watermelon balls
- Place a sheet of parchment paper on to a baking tray. Place the watermelon balls with gaps between and freeze for 2 hours.
- Then you can place all balls into a freezer bag without them sticking together. Defrost and use as and when required. Or use as fruity icecubes!
Hope you enjoyed this fruity treat of Watermelon Ball Bowl. Why not check out our other recipes for more ideas. Our Halloween Fruit Salad and our Easter Fruit Salad also uses watermelon cut into cookie cutter shapes!