Watermelon Heart Stacks with Minted Sugar


 Yes…literally…heart-shaped watermelon…aren’t they adorable? I’m telling you, my summertime watermelon obsession is in full gear and sees no signs of slowing down. Don’t be alarmed, it happens every year.  But now that I have discovered minted sugar..well let’s just say I am typing this with sticky fingers, as I can’t keep my hands out of the minted sugar bowl. I guess my troubles could be worse.

Basically, I can eat a whole watermelon, by myself…daily. I’m sure it’s not normal, BUT, taking in that much watermelon leaves very little room for other calorie-laden snacks so it’s a win-win! Right?


Anyway, if you are having one of those fancy dinner parties, where everyone gets a little fruit bowl next to their plate, serve everyone one of these instead. Put on a little plate and voila…you have a beautiful, unique fruit salad. Or, if you are having a buffet, place lots of these on a large platter and use a spatula to serve them from the platter. They are really gorgeous when plated this way.


Also, if you have a plethora of mint in garden, as I do, this is a great way to use it up. I think a basil sugar would be good too, or a mixture of mint and basil. Use this mint sugar to rim cocktail glasses, or stir into iced tea…yum.

And remember, your hearts don’t have to be perfect, the more rustic looking the better!!

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Watermelon Heart Stacks with Minted Sugar

Recipe from: Created by Noble Pig & Mint Sugar from Everyday Food | Serves:


  • 1 large seedless watermelon
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh, tender mint leaves plus more for garnish


  • Slice watermelon into large slices ( as thick or slightly thicker than your cookie cutters). Using heart-shaped cookie cutters (one larger than the other) cut out heart shapes from the watermelon, as many as you want to make.
  • In a food processor, add sugar and mint and pulse until mint is finely ground and mixture is well combined.
  • Stack watermelon hearts and garnish with mint leave and a dollop of minted sugar.


Other Watermelon Recipes You Might Enjoy:
Watermelon Daquiri
Incredible Watermelon Salad
Watermelon Aqua Fresca
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6 Comments and 2 Replies

  1. j3nn 1

    Awww. How cute! And yummy. :)

  2. Barbie with a T 3

    You and me both! I can eat a whole watermelon in a day. I cut it up in fairly large pieces and every time I pass the fridge, I have a couple of pieces. It is gone before I know it! I just cannot resist. Your watermelon hearts are beautiful! I could say I would hate to eat them they are so pretty…….but my watermelon addiction would win the battle! I figure it is mostly water anyway, so go for the gusto!

  3. For the mint sugar how long do you think it would keep? If I made a batch of mint sugar I’d want to make enough for a few recipes. Also I see rimming a mojito glass with it… THANKS!

    • Cathy 5

      The recipe makes about one cup. I’ve kept mine covered in the fridge. I would predict it would last at least a week if not longer.

  4. This is so beautiful ! I love watermelon and to se it used in such way, makes me crave it riht now :) The mint is a very interesting touch ti it, I have never tried combination of these two flavours.

  5. These are so freaking cute!! Perfect for a summer dinner party.

  6. I love watermelon too and I have mint in the garden. Now I know how to give a new take on it without getting too weird!


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