Here’s that the dictionary says about Dessert:
the sweet course eaten at the end of a meal.
“a dessert of chocolate mousse”
Did someone say chocolate mousse? Yes please! I’m definitely one of those people who likes something sweet after dinner. Not lunch. Just dinner. For me, it’s definitely a mental thing. If I have cake, cookies, ice cream or maybe I really struck gold and have chocolate mousse in the house, it MUST be eaten after dinner. However, if I have nothing “dessert-y” in the house, I’m good with a piece of fruit. Because I’m a good little nutritionist, I usually have fruit. Sigh…
Well, a piece of fruit is B-O-R-I-N-G, and summer melons are here! They’re super sweet, refreshing (cause they’re so full of water), and a great source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium and lots of healthy antioxidants.
Because of their high water content, melons (especially watermelons) make for a delicious frozen treat – kind of like snow cones, but I eat mine in a bowl. So much more fun than a piece of fruit!
If you have an ice cream maker, throw the watermelon puree right in, turn it on, and eat dinner. By the time you’re finished (and maybe clean up a bit), you’ll have perfectly semi-frozen watermelon slush. If you don’t have an ice cream maker (why not???) never fear. Just start this a bit earlier, because it will take a few hours to freeze.
This tastes like a grown-up snow cone. To make it even better for grown ups, consider adding some rum to the mix. Whaat? You DID NOT hear that from me 🙂
Do you have to have something sweet after a meal? What’s your fave sweet?