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Watermelon & Kiwi Ice Block

This ice block looks like a frozen slice of watermelon!

The Ice Block Book by Karis and Dominic Gesua
The Ice Block Book by Karis and Dominic Gesua Photo: Rita Platts


170g watermelon, rind and seeds removed, chopped (dark green ones with faint stripes often have fewer seeds)

0-4 teaspoons natural unrefined cane sugar.

50g kiwi, peeled


Put the watermelon in a blender and whizz. Taste the mixture to see if you need to add any extra sugar; this will depend on the sweetness of the fruit. Add a little sugar at a time until the sweetness is to your taste.

Divide the watermelon mixture between the moulds until they are three-quarters full.

Insert the sticks with the stick-holders and place in the freezer. 

Freeze for about 3 hours or until the top of the mixture is quite frozen.

For the second layer, whizz the kiwi and 25ml of water in a blender, again adding sugar to taste. How much sugar you need depends on how ripe the kiwis are; the riper they are the less sugar you’ll need.

Take off the stick-holders and pour the kiwi mixture into the moulds, leaving a 1cm gap at the top. There is no need to put the stickholder back on. Return the moulds to the freezer.


The Ice Block Book - Karis and Dominic GesuaThis is an edited extract from The Ice Block Book by Karis and Dominic Gesua (Kyle Books, $24.99). It is available now.


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