Sicilian Watermelon Pudding Recipe With Cinnamon Twist - Gelo Di Melone
Sicilian Watermelon Pudding Recipe With Cinnamon Twist known as Gelo Di Melone is a unique combination of watermelon and cinnamon. This dish gets it roots from the Sicilian region of Italy. The crunchiness of the walnuts adds a good bite to the dish.
Gelo Di Melone is a popular Sicilian dessert recipe with blended watermelon boiled in cornstarch mixture and flavored with vanilla. This version of Sicilian Watermelon Pudding Recipe comes with a cinnamon twist. I have added cinnamon to oomph up the flavor of this popular Sicilian dessert, and topped it up with walnuts. Back in Sicily (Italy), the Gelo Di Melone is also served topped with whipped cream, pista or chocolate shavings to garnish.
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- 2 1/3 cups Watermelon , chopped into chunks
- 1/4 cup Corn flour
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder (Dalchini) , to garnish
- 2 teaspoon Walnuts , chopped for garnish
How to make Sicilian Watermelon Pudding Recipe With Cinnamon Twist - Gelo Di Melone
To make Sicilian Watermelon Pudding Recipe With Cinnamon Twist, first start by preparing the watermelon puree. Deseed fresh watermelon and cut into large chunks.
Place in a Hand blender and process until smooth and well pureed.
Strain the mixture into a bowl and measure 2 cups and reserve 5 teaspoon puree from it.
Stir and mix cornflour in a small bowl with 1/4 cup watermelon puree to it without any lumps.
In a Saucepan, combine watermelon puree, cornstarch mixture, sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon stick.
Bring the watermelon mixture to a boil on medium heat, and then let it simmer for 10-15 minutes until the mixture thickens. Stir continuously to avoid any lumps.
Rinse Ramekins/molds with water. Do not pat them dry.
Pour the watermelon pudding mixture into the ramekins. Cover it with a plastic clear wrap and refrigerate it for 6 hours.
To serve, remove the plastic cover. You can serve it in the ramekins itself or unmold the pudding.
To unmold, rub ramekin between your palms and invert it on a plate, slightly tilted, give a hard whack or two.
Garnish the Sicilian Watermelon Pudding Recipe With Cinnamon Twist (Gelo Di Melone) with ground cinnamon powder and chopped walnuts.