Ice Cream Stuffed Watermelon Wedges

This month’s Food ‘n Flix is hosted by Chef Sarah Elizabeth who chose the 80’s classic, Dirty Dancing.

Would you believe that I had never seen Dirty Dancing in its entirety until now?  I was somehow under the impression that it was about a dance competition (uh, no) and found that I quite enjoyed the movie!

I’m not going to rehash the movie here, because I’m guessing that most have seen it (or aren’t interested) plus I’m terrible at writing synopses. 

Anyhow, I was inspired by the iconic phase “I carried a watermelon”.

Because yeah, isn’t it just typical to say something idiotic in the presence of someone you want to impress?

I was equally inspired by this video that’s been floating around facebook for the last few weeks:

Ice cream in watermelon?!?  Whaaaat?

I definitely had to give it a whirl.  I thought about making a homemade ice cream to fill the watermelon (especially now that I’ve master no-churn ice creams), but Hubs was out of town, the kids flat out said no to a fruity ice cream and I was feeling pretty lukewarm about fruity ice cream too (chocolate or nothing!!), so I decided to stuff my watermelon with some vanilla caramel gelato I had in the freezer.  

Ideally, the watermelon should be frozen before stuffing, but if you have time management issues, so simply don’t want to wait, freshly cut watermelon works as well.

I absolutely loved the creamy vanilla ice cream against the fresh fruity watermelon! 

It is super messy to eat, but a very fun treat!

Ice Cream Stuffed Watermelon Wedges
Inspired by Insider Food

Thickly cut watermelon slices, about 2 inches thick
Vanilla ice cream or gelato

Use a sharp knife to cut the center out of the watermelon slices, leaving ½-inch walls on 2 sides.  If desired, freeze for 2 hours.

Fill with vanilla gelato and serve!

print recipe

Ice Cream Stuffed Watermelon Slices
Ice Cream Stuffed Watermelon Slices are the dessert of the season!
  • 3 thick slices Watermelon
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
Use a sharp knife to cut the center out of the watermelon slices, leaving ½-inch walls on 2 sides. If desired, freeze for 2 hours.Fill with vanilla gelato and serve!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 3


  1. Wow. I never had tried a watermelon in this way. However, I will try to mix the vanilla ice cream in watermelon with the same way as you did to see how it tastes..!! Thanks for sharing the best idea.
    Emma Charlotte |

  2. I would have never thought to have ice cream with watermelon. Glad you enjoyed the movie and your creative recipe.

  3. Chocolate or nothing - I agree! Ice cream with watermelon sounds fabulous! We do watermelon with whipped cream and that is amaze, so frozen cream would be even better I bet!

  4. I would never have thought of this either and I love how you cut this in wedges to help the messy-quotient. What?!?!?! You had never seen the film???

  5. I have seen these's perfect for the movie. Looks so good...and yeah messy :-D