Fun fact #1: Watermelon is 92% water.
Fun fact #2: They grow SQUARE WATERMELONS in Japan. The average Japanese fridge is so small that it can’t really house a full watermelon, so they grow small square ones that you can easily store in your fridge! They’re not VERY common, because most people just buy pre-sliced watermelon and eat it right away. But still, doesn’t it make you happy to know that square watermelons exist?
Fun fact #3: Today is National Watermelon Day! Izze sent us some of their delicious organic Raspberry Watermelon Sparkling Water to celebrate National Watermelon Day, and we couldn’t help but toss a few pink watermelon ice cubes in and garnish with some vibrant mint. Add a fun straw to make it extra-festive and colorful!
It’s really simple to make watermelon ice cubes. You can use a melon baller to scoop little balls out of the watermelon, like we did. Or you can simply cut the melon into bite-sized pieces. Spread them in a single layer (not touching each other) on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper, then freeze for a few hours until solid. Once they’re frozen through, you can store them in a plastic bag or an airtight container in the freezer and use as needed.
When you add them to your drink, they’ll slowly add a subtle watermelon flavor and you have a delicious, semi-frozen treat to consume at the end of your beverage! They make the Izze Raspberry Watermelon Sparkling Water a little extra watermelon-y (new word!), but they also perk up in plain water, sparkling water, cocktails, and even fruit juices.
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