These Watermelon Christmas Trees are so easy to do and will add loads of festive cheer to the upcoming joyous Christmas season when we celebrate God’s love and gift of new life to people all around the world! Also, don’t miss our exclusive professional Chef Knife giveaway on Facebook (details below)!
Disclosure: The chef knife used in the video and the giveaway contest prizes are proudly sponsored by Tramontina Singapore.
I learnt this idea of cutting watermelon into Christmas tree shapes from one of my church friends during a ministry potluck gathering. Her Watermelon Christmas Trees were served very chilled straight out of the fridge, and garnished with a few fresh mint leaves, making a lovely and refreshing treat that almost looked too good to eat! The best part of all is that you don’t even need toothpicks for this, because the watermelon trees can easily be picked up by the little ‘tree trunks’ that double up as a handle!
I was so excited that I immediately went home to try out this idea, and my kids simply loved them. I even made these for my son’s pre-school Christmas party last year and they were very well received! All you need for this is a nicely ripened watermelon, and a good knife. And maybe some fresh mint leaves to sprinkle on top! And make sure it is very very chilled when served! So go on and try it out now!
Here are the steps for preparing these watermelon Christmas trees, or if you prefer you can watch the video at the start of this post!
- Cut the watermelon into half width-wise
- Lay the half watermelon on the cutting board with the cut side facing downwards, and cut the watermelon into half again.
- Hold your knife perpendicular to the shorter width of the watermelon and cut into slices. Each slice should be the shape of a quarter circle.
- Cut each slice into half to form a one-eighth pie shape
- Next make 2 cuts on the skin section of the watermelon slice to form the base of the Christmas tree.
- Then, make a straight cut from the top of the tree trunk along the line which separates the watermelon flesh from the watermelon skin. Do the same for the other side.
- Remove the two cut-outs and tada! you have a lovely christmas tree shaped watermelon slice. Repeat this process for the rest of the water melon. Chill in the fridge (or freezer if you prefer!) before enjoying this healthy and refreshingly good snack!
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