Summer Recipe #10- Wonderful Watermelon Syrup

Did you know that watermelon has more lycopene per serving than a tomato? Were you aware that there is a National Watermelon Promotion Board?

– is the lycopene leader among fresh fruits and vegetables.
– get’s it’s color from lycopene, an antioxident.
– is choesterol free.
– is virtually fat free.
– is very low low in sodium.
– is a natural hydrator. Watermelon is 92% water and a great way to make sure everyone is getting enough fluids.

Watermelon Syrup

4 cups pureed seedless watermelon
1 cup sugar

Place the pureed watermelon and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir while bringing to a simmer. Adjust the heat to maintain simmer. Stirring occasionally, simmer until the mixture has reduced by one half in volume and becomes syrupy.

Remove from heat and place in a glass bowl or jar and cool. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Keeps 5 days in the refrigerator. Makes 2 cups.

Serve over ice cream, angel food cake cupcakes, italian cream sodas, or other cocktails.