Three cheers for a new way to make a summertime favorite do double duty as both dessert and decor. This 2-in-1 watermelon project will have you jumping for joy as you produce a totally original centerpiece for a backyard pool party and pleasure your tummy with a yummy sorbet. And all you need to get started is one watermelon.

How to Carve Your Watermelon:

  1. Cut the top off your watermelon and save it as a lid.watermelon1
  2. Scoop out the watermelon and place in the freezer for later.watermelon2
  3. Grab a marker and design your masterpiece.watermelon3
  4. Time to carve—cut along your marker outline with a pumpkin carver or carving knife.watermelon 4
  5. Remove carved pieces from the watermelon and VOILA! Your one-of-a-kind creation can be used as a centerpiece for a summer gathering or patio decor. You can even place a light inside for a not so spooky watermelon jack-o-lantern!watermelon5

Now that you have your decorative masterpiece finished, it’s time to indulge in a refreshing snack!

We all know there’s nothing better than a slice of watermelon after a long day in the sun. But why not try something a little different—mix it up and create a tasty and refreshing watermelon sorbet instead. Just a few simple ingredients take this familiar fruit into uncharted territory leaving you begging for more (and wishing National Watermelon Day was everyday)!

Check out the video below to find out how easy it is to make this mouthwatering treat!

What you’ll need:

  • ½ cup cold water
  • 5 cups frozen seedless watermelon
  • 1 ¼ cups frozen strawberries (washed and hulled)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice

What you’ll do:

  • Mix water, sugar and lemon juice until sugar has completely dissolved
  • Add all ingredients to blender, blend until smooth
  • Pour sorbet into lidded container
  • Place in the freezer until frozen (about 24 hours)

VOILA! Scoop and enjoy!

What carving creation can you make out of your watermelon? We would love to see! Tag us in your photo on instagram using #MyAshleyHome.