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Magic Melon-ade

Magic Melon-ade

hands-on time: 10 minutes

tools:
• blender
• measuring spoons
• knife
• cutting board
• hand-held juicer
• melon ball maker

start-to-eat time: 10 minutes

kids kitchen skills:
• measuring
• operating a blender
• juicing
• using a melon baller
• garnishing

note Grown-up steps and notes

For a refreshing cool-off fruit drink, try this simple recipe. Grown-ups can use a big, heavy chef's knife to cut the watermelon. You will have more than you need for one recipe so make watermelon balls with the rest for snacks.

ingredients

• small seedless watermelon
• 1 lemon
• 1 tablespoon sugar or honey
• 1 cup ice

step-by-step
1. note A grown-up should carefully cut the watermelon in half. Use the melon baller to scoop out the watermelon fruit until you have 2 cups of fruit.
2. Cut the lemon in half. Squeeze one half on a juicer. Measure until you have 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
3. note Place the watermelon, lemon juice, ice, and sugar or honey into a blender. Blend for 3 minutes until it turns slushy.
4. Pour into glasses. Make melon ball garnishes. Cut a slit with a picnic knife, then slip the melon ball on the rim.

Makes 2 to 4 Servings