It is crazy hot in DFW. Actually it is friggin hot. 112 degrees is just insane. That is why I thought that we needed some great watermelon recipes to help us all cool down.

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Summertime is here and the one main fruit that many people enjoy most is watermelon. It has a mix of sweetness and the much-needed water content for those hot days. Below are some amazing and creative ways to enjoy watermelon on a hot summer day.

1. Watermelon Slushies

The combination of cold drink and just enough sweetness blended together, is a perfect mix for summertime. Try the kid-friendly version from Food Network, where the kids can easily help make this and enjoy it too.

Having the neighbours over for a party? Try the adult version from Martha Stewart.

2. Watermelon Popsicle

If you can wait on the freezing time, these popsicles found on AllRecipes  add raspberries for an extra boost of flavor. Want to get really creative? Try the watermelon popsicles found on Genius Kitchen that not only taste like watermelon, but they look like slices of watermelon as well. Genius!

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3. Salads

Summertime is a great time for salads. They are easy to make, don’t require you to cook in the heat, and are super healthy for you and the family. Fruit salads, green salads, a mixture of both can be found at Delish that will make your mouth water.

4. Watermelon Salsa

The Gunny Sack has a great recipe that even saves you trying to find a serving dish by using the watermelon itself as the serving bowl. Bonus!

5. Stir-Fry

Take to the BBQ outside and make a watermelon and beef stir-fry like the one found on My Recipes. Not a fan of meat? Change it out for some grilled tofu. The heat inside this recipe will make you forget about the heat outside.

6. Watermelon Cake

Having a birthday party, but don’t want to spend the day inside baking the cake? Enjoy a quick and easy watermelon cake found at Kraft that even the adults can enjoy.

7. Jell-o Watermelon

A summertime favorite amongst many children is jell-o. Something so sweet and fun to jiggle around is always fun. Come Together Kids let’s you combine all the fun together.

Adults enjoy them too. Buzz Feed has a great jell-o shots recipe.

8. Spicy Watermelon

Keep the heat inside your mouth with this recipe that is super easy to create and gives a different combination for the summertime.

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9. Sorbet

Cooling off with a nice sweet treat like watermelon sorbet will sure make you forget about the summertime heat. (No icecream maker is needed).

10. Pickled Watermelon

Just when you didn’t think there was more to do with a simple watermelon, Saveur brings the pickled watermelon.

11. Watermelon Sushi

For those who want a vegan approach to their eating, but love their sushi still, these spicy watermelon vegan sushi rolls from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken look delicious and super easy to make during the hot summer days.

12. Watermelon Coconut Milkshake

Enjoy your watermelon as a milkshake. Cook Nourish Bliss has an easy recipe that you can substitute the coconut milk for other vegan friendly options like almond milk, or cashew milk. Either way, it’s a refreshing drink during a hot summer day.

13. Fruit Roll-ups

Sometimes just being able to ‘play’ with your food makes it worthwhile. These “fruit leathers’ found on Domestically Blissful have a bit more labour involved, but they look so yummy who can resist making them?

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