As soon as the weather started warming up, my Twitter friends Nicole and Rachel began talking nonstop about Friendlyâ€™s Wattamelon Rolls. They arenâ€™t something we have in the south (at least my part of the south) so I was intrigued and knew I would need to make one.
The idea of the watermelon roll is watermelon sherbet thatâ€™s studded with mini chocolate chips to look like seeds and then lemon sherbet as the rind. Cute, right? I experimented with painting the outside green but I could never get food coloring to freeze so the knife left green marks on the pretty sherbet. If you come up with a better way to do it, please let me know!
My kid is obsessed with this. He doesnâ€™t even like watermelon but he cannot get enough! The lemon sherbet is so delicious. Itâ€™s on the tart side so you might want to add more sugar if you prefer it sweeter. The watermelon sorbet still has that watermelon texture if you know what I mean, which makes it seem even more like a real watermelon. Iâ€™m not the biggest watermelon fan so Iâ€™m kind of â€œehhâ€ on that part but I will say that itâ€™s much tastier than the actual fruit. ;)
I think this would be so cute at a summer barbecue or a kids sporting event. Nothing says summer like watermelon!