Watermelon cooler

A simple fruity jelly that makes a gorgeous and bright red pud for dinner parties, or children’s parties

  • Prep:10 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 139
  • fat 1g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 29g
  • sugars 18g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.06g


  • 1 watermelon, half chopped, half cut into bite-sized chunks, to serve
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 100g white caster sugar
  • up to 3 gelatine leaves
  • chopped fresh mint, to serve
  • honey to drizzle


Make it boozy
Add a 25ml shot of tequila to each 300ml of watermelon juice.


  1. Blitz together the watermelon with the juice of the limes and caster sugar until completely juiced. Push the juice through a sieve into a measuring jug. Measure the amount of juice you have and soak as many leaves of gelatine as you need, using the ratio of 1 leaf of gelatine per 200ml. Dissolve the soaked gelatine in a little hot water from the kettle and add to the watermelon juice. Pour the juice into small moulds and leave to set overnight. Unmould the jellies and serve alongside bite-sized chunks of watermelon scattered with chopped mint and drizzled with honey.

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