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Director of PR and Social Media, National Watermelon Promotion Bd.
The National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) operates with a single objective: to increase consumer demand for watermelon through promotion, research, and educational programs.
Through publicity on television, radio, the internet, newspapers and magazines, the board showcases watermelon as a healthy, refreshing, versatile fruit. Thanks in part to board efforts, watermelon is not only for picnics anymore, but has won a regular place on consumers' shopping lists enjoyed year-round in slices or added to a wide variety of desserts, drinks and other recipes.
Anything and everything you want to know about watermelon, including a large bank of recipes, can be found at our website, www.watermelon.org.
How To Carve A Watermelon Snowman
Miki Knowles, food stylist with the National Watermelon Promotion Board, demonstrates how to make a watermelon snowman carving for serving fruit at parties.
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How To Carve A Watermelon Snowman
1 round seedless watermelon
2 personal sized watermelons
Ice cream scoop or large spoon
Mini melon baller
Paring and kitchen knives
Large wooden skewers
Using one round seedless watermelon and two personal sized watermelons (one larger and one smaller), cut a ¼ inch slice off the bottom of each melon to provide a stable base. Use the smallest melon for the head, the next largest for the torso and the largest for the lower body. Set aside the smallest watermelon.Cut the tops off of the large and medium watermelons, as shown, to create bowls. Scoop out flesh, using an ice cream scoop.Taking the smallest watermelon that has not yet been cut, scoop out eyes using a melon baller. Invert melon balls and reinsert.Using a mini melon baller or a paring knife, scoop out holes for the nose and mouth. Carve a piece of watermelon into a triangle for the nose, and fill mouth holes with blueberries.Connect all three watermelons on a platter, using large wooden skewers.Insert y-shaped sticks into middle watermelon for arms.Fill bottom sections with fruit salad of melon balls and blueberries. Decorate with scarf and hat.
Miki Knowles: Hi! I am Miki Knowles and I am here with The National Watermelon Promotion Board. Today we are going to carve a watermelon snowman. For this, you will need three watermelons, two personal sized watermelon and a round seedless watermelon, a bowl and a scoop, a parry knife, chef's knife, melon baller with two sides if you can, some skewers, you will also need for decorations some twigs for the arms, a little scarf and a hat.
Before you get started, make sure you wash the watermelons in cool running water and pack them dry. For step one, you are going to cut a quarter of an inch of the bottom of each of the watermelons on the flat side.
After you have got them cut, so the smallest one aside for it's head, the medium will be the torso and the largest will be the body.
For step two, cut the tops off the large and medium watermelons to create balls and scoop out the flesh using an ice cream scoop. When you finish scooping out the balls, use the other side to make your melon balls. For step three, take the smallest watermelon that's not yet been cut, and scoop out the eyes using your melon baller, invert the melon balls and reinsert.
In step four, you are going to use a parry knife or your mini melon baller to create a hole for his nose and for his cute little mouth. Use a scrap of watermelon to cut a triangle for his nose and fill mouth with blueberries.
In step five, we are going to connect all three water melons together using large wooden skewers. In step six, insert Y shaped sticks into the torso to create arms. Fill the bottom sections with fruit salad and decorate him with a scarf and hat and you have a watermelon snowman.