After trying this two-ingredient Watermelon Gelato, my kids and I all agreed that this is our new FAVORITE summer dessert! I love that you don’t need an ice cream maker to churn it. It took less than ten minutes to make and only about an hour to set up in the freezer! It’s our new go-to summer treat!
How to Make Watermelon Gelato
Making this Watermelon Gelato was MUCH easier than I thought it would be! I love that the watermelon is already frozen, so it doesn’t take long to set up at all after you blend it. It’s literally only two ingredients and that’s it. There’s a recipe card at the bottom of this post if you want to skip down, but for those who like extra details and step by step photos, I have included that for you, too!
Ingredients for Watermelon Gelato
Watermelon – You’ll need about five cups of cubed, frozen watermelon. If you’re in a hurry, you could buy the already-cubed watermelon from the store, but I think it tastes the most fresh when you cut your own from a fresh watermelon.
Bananas – The key is to use bananas that are very ripened for this recipe. They’re extra sweet, so there’s no need to add any sugar.
First, you’ll need to cube and freeze five cups of watermelon. After that is frozen, add the cup of bananas and the watermelon to the food processor. You do not need to pre-freeze the bananas.
When you combine the bananas and the watermelon in the food processor, you’ll have to stir it every so often so the frozen watermelon is completely blended. This took me about five minutes total of blending. I stirred the mixture approximately every minute.
After your watermelon and banana mixture is blended completely, spoon it in to a bowl or baking dish to freeze. This took only about an hour to freeze, but yours may take a longer or shorter amount of time depending on the temperature your freezer is set to.
After freezing, that is it! You’re all finished with this Watermelon Gelato recipe. Wasn’t that unbelievably easy? This is my new favorite recipe because of how easy it is to make!
Can I substitute different fruits?
I would keep the banana, because that’s what makes this gelato creamy. But, you could substitute the watermelon with peaches, strawberries, or any other fruit really! Since the watermelon has so much moisture, you might need to add liquid if you substitute a different fruit though. I would probably add a little coconut water if you choose to change the ingredients.
More Healthy Watermelon Recipes
If you loved this Watermelon Gelato and want some more healthy watermelon recipe ideas, you also might like this Watermelon Pizza, a fun twist on dessert pizza! These Watermelon Cupcakes are a super cute and healthy alternative to the traditional cakey desert, too! Lastly, Watermelon Salsa is a fun and healthy alternative to the traditional style salsa and is perfect for summer, too!
I can’t wait for you to try this Watermelon Gelato recipe! Let me know when you do! I know you’ll love it!
This Watermelon Gelato is not only quick to make with only two ingredients, there is no added sugar! The bananas make it creamy and it's a delicious summer dessert!
- 5 cups watermelon, cubed and frozen
- 1 cup ripened bananas (about 2 small bananas)
- After taking your watermelon cubes out of the freezer, combine with bananas in the food processor.
- Blend on high for five minutes, stirring after every minute.
- Spoon mixture into baking dish and freeze for one hour.
Before serving, you might need to let your Watermelon Gelato thaw for a few minutes so it's easily scooped!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g