Recipe provided by Jodie Fitz, program developer of Better Bites
*Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market
- 3 cups of diced watermelon*
- 1 cup pitted fresh cherries*
- 1 navel orange
- 2 tablespoons honey*
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Simply add the diced watermelon and pitted cherries to a blender.
Cut the navel orange in half. Squeeze the juice from both halves of the orange into the blender. Add in the honey and vanilla extract. Blend all of the ingredients together until it’s mixed well.
Pour the juiced mixture into an 8 x 8 glass baking dish and freeze overnight. Before serving, simply take a large serving fork and shave the iced mixture in different directions until it’s all shaved.
Scoop and serve frozen. It’s like a fruit-filled sno-cone.
Little hands: Young children can dice the watermelon using a plastic knife. Watermelon is a great fruit to help develop and strengthen motor skills, knife control and knife safety.
Pitting the Cherries: It’s simpler to pit the cherries with an actual cherry pitter. If you don’t have one you can simply remove the stem and poke the pit through the cherry and out the other side using a chopstick, toothpick, straw or even a thin-tipped pastry tip.
Leftovers: If there are any frozen fruit shavings, simply put them in an airtight freezer container and freeze for another day.