Watermelon frappé

Serves 4. Preparation: 3 hours. With thanks to Brian Turner for contributing this recipe.


  • Water (280ml/10floz)
  • Sugar (170g/6oz)
  • 4 limes, each cut into 8 pieces
  • 4 cardamom seeds
  • 1 large watermelon (about 900g/2lbs of flesh)
  • Crushed ice


  1. Bring the water and sugar to the boil in a saucepan.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the limes and cardamom seeds.
  3. Leave to sit for two to three hours and then chill.
  4. Blitz the watermelon flesh in a food processor (or crush well with a fork). Add to the saucepan containing the other ingredients, and leave for five minutes.
  5. Strain into a container, add crushed ice and serve.


A Brian Turner recipe - suitable for:

  • vegetarians
  • people with loss of weight or appetite
  • people with sickness or nausea
  • people with problems chewing   
  • people with loss of taste or smell
  • people with a dry or sore mouth.

Nutritional information

Energy 237kcal; Protein 1g; Total fat 0.5g (of which saturates 0.2g); Carbohydrate 60g; Fibre 0.3g.