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Mini Watermelon Ice Cream Pies

HOLY MOLEY! It has been soooo hot these past few days that I am starting to miss winter.

Oh my God! I can’t believe I just said that! lol.

Yesterday, I swear I thought the air conditioning had stopped working but it hadn’t… it was working just fine!

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Even though I was sweating like a pig, I was CRAZVING something sweet but turning on the oven to bake anything was out of the question! lol!

So, I made mini watermelon ice cream pies (or watermelon ice cream tarts???? I don’t know what to call them … my CONFUSION in distinguishing a tart from a pie continues :S).

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Honestly, this was one of the most REFRESHING desserts I have enjoyed in a very long time.

I DON’T have an ice cream maker.

So I couldn’t make watermelon ice cream from scratch.

But, MIXING some watermelon juice with vanilla ice cream worked just as well!!!

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Now,I am a little CRAZY and prefer a bit of crunch in my ice cream which is why I made a simple no-bake cookie crust for the base.

You can OMIT this step if you are not the “crunch- loving” type and just ENJOY the ice cream 🙂

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When it came time to take pictures of these mini pies, I was very EXCITED but that soon changed when I realized how HOT it was in the balcony!!!

That’s where I take most of my pictures.

I thought I was going to  pass out there which is when I decided to BITE into one of these pies and help myself …haha 😛

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By the way, I noticed a few WEIRD things about these mini watermelon ice cream pies…

– When these pies are frozen for longer than an hour, the ice cream gets quite hard. So, allow it to sit at room temperature for a little bit before digging in.

– These pies taste great the day they are prepared but taste a little unusual the next day. I can’t really explain “why” or “how” but something is totally off the next day. God knows why :S

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To make these mini watermelon ice cream pies, you will need the following ingredients:

1 cup fresh watermelon juice
2 cups vanilla ice cream
No-bake cookie crust (I used the cookie crust recipe from my chocolate pudding tart)
Red food coloring
Small watermelon chunks
Mint leaves 


I made individual mini pies. You can easily make a  i pie in a springform pan.

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Prepare cookie crust base in glasses. I like the way this crust tastes… simple yet tasty.

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Step 2:
Toss some watermelon pieces in a blender and blend it until you have no lumps and you end up with a juice-like consistency. Do not add water and make sure there are no seeds.
Now, pour 1 cup of watermelon juice and 2 cups of vanilla ice cream in a deep bowl. The ice cream should not be completely frozen. I let my ice cream sit on the counter for 20 minutes until it became slightly soft… not watery!

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Step 3:
Use a hand-held blender to mix the ice cream and watermelon juice until everything is well-blended.

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Step 4:
Add a drop or two of red food coloring just to give this ice cream a “pop” of pink.

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Step 5:
Pour this ice cream into your cookie-crusted glasses.
Place these glasses in the freezer and for about 45 minutes.

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And you are done!

Before serving, toss some small watermelon chunks on the top and garnish with a few mint leaves. 

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Well, that’s all for today.

If you liked this recipe, you may also like some of these other fruity recipes:

Watermelon cake

watermelon cake 7

Chocolate stuffed raspberries

chocolate stuffed raspberries 5

Orange fruit cups

orange fruit cups

Until next time, tata my lovelies 🙂



  1. Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook

    July 21, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    This is beautiful, and so unique! I LOVE that it’s watermelon, mini, AND no bake. The only problem? I could probably eat 10 of them at once!

  2. renu

    July 21, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    i wud lov eto try this.. i like that crunchy crust.. and i lovvvvveeee those pics.. the pinks and the red spoon everything togethr its great.. the photo itself gives a cooled down feeling… i need that in teh summer of this desert dubai.. dessert in a desert.. required 🙂

  3. CCU

    July 22, 2012 at 3:30 am

    This looks absolutely gorgeous and would taste awesome 😀


  4. Eftychia

    July 22, 2012 at 4:54 am

    So cool!! 🙂
    I will definitely give it a try!

  5. aimee & simon

    July 22, 2012 at 10:47 am

    So pretty! We can’t wait to try them.

  6. Mary Moh

    July 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Wow…this looks so simple and easy to make, yet so refreshingly beautiful. Love it. I must try this when the weather is hotter. Thanks very much for sharing.

  7. Tania @ A Perfect Pantry

    July 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Yum… I have to wait until Summer so i can buy ripe watermelons to make this delicious treat:)

  8. Cass @foodmyfriend

    July 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I absolutely love blended watermelon. Whenever I go to Thailand, I live off the stuff. I always keep a few boxes of frozen watermelon in the fridge. Ready to blend! Great recipe 🙂

  9. michelle

    July 23, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    These look perfect, and refreshing too! Subscribed so that even without Buzz, I won’t miss a post!

  10. Khushboo

    July 24, 2012 at 4:52 am

    Oh wow this is such a creative way to use watermelon- never would have come up with it! Watermelon in general is to refreshing but this recipe takes the cake…quite literally :)!

  11. Nava Krishnan

    July 24, 2012 at 6:10 am

    The weather here is the same but ours is like, for the first half of the day burning hot and raining in the night. Does not really make any different in cooling down. I need this smooth and refreshing drinks. Watermelons can be found anywhere and I need to get one tomorrow to replicate this ice cream pie.

  12. The Café Sucré Farine

    July 24, 2012 at 7:54 am

    How fun, pretty and smart! Fabulous idea for a hot day – and I bet it would work wonderful with just about any fruit!

  13. [email protected]

    July 24, 2012 at 8:48 am

    What a creative recipe! I love how you made individual pies.
    I love watermelon, but am the only one who does in my family, so I’ve been freezing it. It’s refreshing to just blend the chunks in the blender with some milk and maybe a couple chunks of frozen banana — it’s just like ice cream!
    Yes, I do find that when you freeze watermelon it becomes hard as rock. I guess because of the high water content. Very different from bananas!

  14. Laura Hall

    July 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    What a cool idea! I’d love to try this with my protein breakfast tart crust, and maybe with the watermelons doe as a granita. Dessert for breakfast!

  15. Swathi

    July 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Sure I will try this, may be i can change strawberry for watermelon. Delicious.

  16. Reiko

    July 24, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    How pretty! And such a unique idea. Love it!

  17. thoma

    July 25, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Refreshing truly! And the pics…Cute, beautiful…is it just like you? ;p

    I sent you a tweet. I’m new to Twitter and don’t know the works well. Did you get it? This is my Twitter page –!/

    Now lemme tweet this and see. Mine is @GOAgaga

    Something serious: I’m in a cold clime now. I baked a choc cake but it over rose and sunk perfectly ;p. It’s soft and delicious but not presentable. And turned out a lil sticky too. I’ve baked the same cake elsewhere. Has come out perfectly. And the other cakes I baked here came out well too. What do you think it is?

    Also, off-hand could you jot down some baking tips or pass me a link to some good practical tips? I know it’s a bit much to ask you but I had to come to the WHIZ in my time of trouble…gee!

  18. Baker Street

    July 25, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Oh these look absolutely fantastic!

  19. torviewtoronto

    July 25, 2012 at 8:25 am

    wow these looks delicious maashallah
    Thank you for the Ramadan wishes 🙂 Have a blessed Ramadan

  20. The Squishy Monster

    July 25, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Watermelon is hands down, my favorite fruit so I will definitely be trying this out very soon!!

    Twitter @aSquishyMonster

  21. Amber @ The Cook's Sister

    July 25, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Love this ice cream! I think I’d call it a tart (because you’ve made cute, individual servings). Love the added texture from the crust and watermelon chunks. Yum!

  22. kitchenriffs

    July 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Boy, our AC has been working flat out but it just isn’t big enough for the kind of heat we’re having. I don’t think our AC has turned itself off in several weeks! Anyway, we’re getting terrific watermelon at the moment, so I’m always looking for new ideas to use it. This looks so cool and refreshing! Great post – thanks.

  23. jenn and seth

    July 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    these look AWESOME! yum!!

  24. Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook

    July 25, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    They do look fantastic, and refreshing. Perfect warm weather treat!

  25. Liz

    July 25, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Oh, yeah, the heat has been oppressive here! Your mini pies would have been the perfect tonight!

  26. Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings

    July 25, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Oh yeah, we’re having a HOT summer here! Watermelon is always a refresher, no doubt! It’s high water content is perfect for summer! And your dessert looks like it came from a cool place…!

  27. Kim Bee

    July 25, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Good gawd this is stunning.

  28. Hotly Spiced

    July 25, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Sorry to hear about all the heat. Living in a top floor apartment clearly has its ups and downs. Right now we’re in the middle of winter and I would love some sunshine and warm weather. Very dreary here today. Your watermelon ice cream dessert looks so lovely. I just love the colour. Great for cooling you down in that 80 degree apartment too xx

  29. Shirley

    July 26, 2012 at 12:12 am

    These are beautiful!! My boyfriend tells me, "I don’t know anybody who loves watermelon as much as you do." So I want one!

  30. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen

    July 26, 2012 at 6:27 am

    These would be great on a day like today…it is supposed to get into the 100’s here! 🙂

  31. Bibi @Bibi's Culinary Journey

    July 26, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Lol, I am having the same issue with taking pictures outside….it’s so damn hot that all the stuff melts before I take a decent photo.

    They look so gooooood:)

  32. Jenny (vintagesugarcube)

    July 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    This is all kinds of crazy-wonderful. I don’t have an ice cream maker and I have to have some crunch with my ice cream. Have never had watermelon before. Crazy-coooool!

  33. Balvinder

    July 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I agree this does look like a refreshing dessert. I particularly like the desert served in cookie crust.

  34. Medeja

    July 27, 2012 at 6:39 am

    They look and sound like a wonderful and refreshing desserts!

  35. CJ at Food Stories

    July 27, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Just beautiful & what a great idea!

  36. Monet

    July 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    These are so very inventive and they’re truly perfect for a hot summer day. Thank you for sharing!

  37. yumgoggle

    July 27, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    My little girl was so grumpy the whole day. I blame the weather and this really hot temperature. How do you explain global warming and the science of weather forecasting to a toddler? Huh!? I need a little distraction! Lo and behold! I stumbled upon your post. This is not a distraction but a solution. I am sure this will cool down everyone’s hot temper. And bring a toddler a cute smile on her face. I am loving this!
    Anyways, your phenomenal photos have caught our attention, we have been in the lookout for unique and interesting bloggers since we have launched our food photo gallery This will allow you to showcase all your great work and share it with our visitors. We’d be proud to have your work as part of our growing collection to continue to have a larger reach and further inspire all fellow food lovers out there!

  38. Libby

    July 28, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! I wish it was summer in Australia so we can start smashing into some deliciously refreshing watermelons!

  39. Spicie Foodie

    July 28, 2012 at 7:21 am

    We used to live in a top floor of an apartment house. During the scorching summer months it was like an inferno in our apartment. Oh did I forget to mention that there was no air-conditioner in our old European flat. Your adorable ice cream pies would have been perfect for that flat. Being that we still don’t have ac in our new flat these would also be perfect. Thanks for sharing your yummy treat!

  40. grace

    July 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    what a fine way to showcase watermelon!

  41. Parsley Sage

    July 29, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Oh man, I hear you! It’s down right sweltering here! I’ve got a watermelon in the fridge that would rock this recipe like a hurricane. A cool blast hurricane 🙂

  42. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    July 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I’ve seen watermelon popsicle but never seen or had watermelon ice cream! How pretty and this look so good! I love the shade of pink, and it’s really fun to see the beautiful layers in this mini pie! 😀

  43. Sawsan @chef in disguise

    July 30, 2012 at 2:15 am

    You had me at watermelon!
    I love anything with watermelon and the idea of watermelon icecream is simply brilliant
    I would do it with the crust too, I love crunch mmm

  44. Dara

    July 30, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    These are literally the cutest things I’ve ever seen! Pinning right now.

  45. Abeer

    July 31, 2012 at 1:12 am

    @ Thoma… I am sorry to hear your cake didn’t turn our properly. You are saying that you are in a cold climate now. Are you also at a higher altitude? I have baked in canada and chicago… Both are cold places and my cakes haven’t given me much trouble. Maybe, it’s not the temperature but the higher altitude that’s causing problems. I have never done high-altitude baking but i do know you have to adjust your ingredient amounts. King arthur flour’s website has some great information on recipe adjustments and i use their flour and i have also tried a few of their recipes and they haven’t dissapointed. Here is the link:
    I hope this helps. If it doesn’t, then we will try to tweak your recipe together until we get it right 🙂

    As for baking tips, browse their site and blog… I love it! Eveyrthing is clear and their respond to your queries if the recipe doesn’t turn out well… Isn’t that cool? 😉

    I think i found you on twitter too… Following you now 😀

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