Gelo di anguria

This is a Sicilian dessert that is traditionally served studded with seed-shaped pieces of bitter chocolate. We've opted to serve different garnishes on top.

You'll need

550 gm watermelon flesh, coarsely chopped 70 gm caster sugar 30 gm (¼ cup) cornflour 1-2 tsp rosewater, or to taste ¼ tsp ground cinnamon, plus extra to serve To serve: shaved cedro and slivered pistachios (optional)


  • 01
  • Process watermelon in a food processor until smooth, pass through a coarse sieve to yield 375ml juice and set aside.
  • 02
  • Combine sugar and cornflour in a saucepan, add enough watermelon juice to mix to a smooth paste. Add remaining juice and stir continuously over medium heat until mixture thickens and comes to the boil (7-8 minutes). Remove from heat, stir in rosewater and cinnamon, divide among four bowls and refrigerate until set (30-40 minutes). Serve scattered with cinnamon, shaved cedro and slivered pistachios.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

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Feb 2009

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