December 3rd, 2009 by The Watermelon Guy

For me, a good recipe is one that; A) tastes great; B) looks cool when completed; and C) is easy to prepare. And I emphasize easy to prepare. Not that I can’t prepare things that require a little more forethought and effort, it’s just that I don’t always have that kind of patience and time. Some people do, though, and I envy them.

The following recipe fits my criteria for a “good recipe.” Throw in the fact that it’s seasonally appropriate and it’s pretty much perfect. By the way, my criteria for recipes is also a good test for choosing kid-friendly recipes. I realize that doesn’t say much for my culinary abilities, but I made my peace with that long ago.



12 3-to-4 inch tall seedless watermelon pyramid shapes
Sweetened whipped cream
8 to 12 ounces white chocolate, shaved
3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut         


Arrange three watermelon pyramids on each of four serving plates. Top with whipped cream. Decorate with the white chocolate and shredded coconut and serve

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May 22nd, 2009 by The Watermelon Guy

watermelon_pieBeing a guy, my culinary skills have certain limitations. I know, I know, there are lots of guys out there who are great cooks, so I really have no excuse, but at least I’m willing to admit my weaknesses. Which is why, when I saw the word “easy” in the name of this recipe, I had to put that claim to the test.

Actually, it’s my personal goal to try out most of the recipes featured here on What About Watermelon before I post them. This trial serves several purposes. First, it allows me to take photos of the finished product (they might not always be pretty). It also allows me to report on taste and make any suggestions to the recipe or directions. I can’t promise that I’ll test them all beforehand, but I’ll try many of them.

Back to the “Easy Creamy Watermelon Pie.” I’m happy to report that this recipe lived up to its title by being both easy and creamy. I would also suggest adding the word “delicious” to the name. I forgot to take a picture, so the photo you see above is a shot I found of something similar (so don’t be alarmed if your attempt doesn’t look like that).


  • 1 (3 ounce) package watermelon gelatin
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 12 ounces of whipped cream
  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 graham cracker crust


Combine gelatin and boiling water in bowl. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature (to speed up the process, put it in the fridge for about 10 minutes, but don’t leave it in there too long or the mixture will harden). Whisk in whipped cream. Fold in watermelon cubes. Spoon mixture into crust. Chill for three hours or overnight and enjoy!

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