Boozy (or not) Watermelon Stars

I have a confession to make. 

I stole this idea from my friend Tori. She is the genius behind The Shiksa In The Kitchen. And if you watch the morning news, anywhere in America, there is a chance she cooked up something special on your TV. She is a big hit in New York and San Francisco especially, but can you blame them? She’s gorgeous, smart and nicer than you could ever expect. 

Even when the inevitable day comes when she gets her own cooking or travel show, she will be the girl who sits in the airport terminals between flights and answers your cooking question via twitter, because she’s that nice. 

We met over crayons and wide ruled paper in Mrs. Newets 4th grade class room. We lost touch when I moved to Eastern Washington, because we are both older than the internet, but met up again through blogging. Which is one of the reasons I love blogging. And why I love when my friends in the computer, become real life humans who call me on the phone and invite me to have lunch with Mario Batali. 

I’m going to show you how to make these watermelons into stars for that I Heart America holiday that is rapidly approaching, but you’ll have to go over to her blog to find out how to put booze in them

Make sure you do, because whats more American than produce and booze? Good Bless the USA. 

Go check out: Tori’s Watermelon Mojito Pops!

Watermelon Stars

Materials:

1 medium sized watermelon

14-18 large blueberries

6 inch wooden skewers

Cap to a Chapstick tube


Step One:

Slice the watermelon into 1 inch rings. 

Step Two:

Lay the rings on a flat surface and cut out as many stars as you can with a Star shaped cookie cutter. You should be able to get two or three stars out of each ring. If the stars are too fat, cut them in half width wise to make two thinner stars. Be sure to reserve the watermelon “scraps.”

Step Three:

I know this is a little skeevey, but bear with me, use the cap to a Chapstick tube to cut out a hole in the center of your star. It’s odd that I’m asking you to go find a tube of Chapstick to add to your kitchen equipment, but if you are anything like me, you have handfuls of those things in every drawer and purse in your house. 

Just push the cap all the way through the center of the star. The hole is the perfect size for a large blueberry. 

Step Four:

Place a blueberry in the hole in the center of the star. 

Step Five:

Press a six inch skewer into the watermelon and through the blueberry. 


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Step Six:

Go to Tori’s site and she will tell you how to turn these suckers into boozy treats!

What to do with all those leftover Watermelon scarps:

Grilled Watermelon and Cotija Salad

Watermelon Ceviche 

Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita 

Watermelon Feta Mint Salad 


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24 Responses to Boozy (or not) Watermelon Stars

  1. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious June 7, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    Are these not the cutest?! And genius idea on using the chapstick cap.

  2. chinmayie @ love food eat June 8, 2012 at 1:11 am #

    Super pretty! Only I am too lazy to do all that work! lol…

  3. Alexa June 8, 2012 at 5:38 am #

    I like the stars! Perfect for those patriotic American holidays. Heart cutters make a fun Valentine’s Day snack (for schools and families with healthy snack policies). Perhaps to differentiate adult from child versions, skip the blueberry for one set. Or use a cherry instead.

    You can also stick them in the freezer for no-mess (OK, low-mess) popsicles. For chinmayie, the kids don’t seem to mind if the fruit is just a plain block. We’ve done it with pineapple and other melons as well. Then the kids can have a popsicle for breakfast and everyone’s happy.

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  4. fatpiginthemarket June 8, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    I dig these…such a cool, simple idea. What’s more American than produce and booze cracked me up!

  5. Tiffany@comowater.com June 8, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    Oh boozy, boozy, boozy! :D Super awesome idea!

  6. claire @ the realistic nutritionist June 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    OMG i Love these!!!!! Beautiful!

  7. Chet Marquis June 9, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    That is definitely these an awesome inventiveness that makes these perfect for a bbq

  8. amy @ fearless homemaker June 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    pretty! I’ve done these, non-boozified, for parties + they’re always a huge hit. love the idea of the blueberry in the middle!

  9. Baker Street June 11, 2012 at 2:45 am #

    Brilliant idea! I’d pick the boozy one though. The blueberry in the middle is a fantastic addition. :)

  10. Chung-Ah June 22, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    These are adorable! I love the stars and blueberries. Plus, you can never go wrong with boozy :)

  11. Sue July 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    Great idea! These are so cute! I think I’ll check out Tori’s site as well and make some each way. Found you on Pinterest. Shared this on my blog at http://bestmixerreviews.com/recipes-to-add-spark-to-your-4th-of-july/

  12. Crista July 2, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    well aren’t those fun… i once tried to cut stars into watermelon with no success….

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