Reddit Is Obsessed With This Oddly Satisfying Watermelon Jell-O

If you're looking for a unique way to serve watermelon, look no further than the OddlySatisfying Reddit for inspiration. According to a video posted by user angeeksince2020, watermelon Jell-O is in, and fresh watermelon is out. Watermelon Jell-O is simply a watermelon that's entirely hollowed out, then refilled with Jell-O made from the extracted watermelon juice. What results is an almost cartoonish looking watermelon with perfect, translucent slices, and Redditors are eager to test out the recipe for themselves. 

"Kids would love it at summer parties, college students would love it with vodka, and the struggling elderly would probably find it easier to eat too," one commenter wrote. A handful of others in the thread, however, are lost on the appeal of watermelon Jell-O, describing it as nothing but overly sugary "Americanized fruit" or watermelon but with too many extra steps. But those who have tried the recipe say it's both tasty and aesthetically pleasing, so it's worth a try.

Making watermelon Jell-O

Watermelon Jell-O starts by cutting the watermelon in half, then removing all the pulp and juice to leave behind just the rind. This can be achieved by scooping out the insides, or to make the process easier, as demonstrated by the video, using a hand mixer. Strain the juice to remove seeds and larger chunks, then add to a pot with unflavored gelatin

To get a more intense watermelon flavor, one user suggested using a box of watermelon or strawberry flavored Jell-O instead of unflavored gelatin. "Whatever water they ask [for], just use the juice of the watermelon," the comment explained. "Follow the instructions on the back of the jello box and bada boom!" If you want to mimic the appearance of watermelon seeds, Redditors also recommend adding chocolate chips or black jelly beans. After this step, the liquid can be poured into the watermelon shell, and left to set. It might take a bit longer than just cutting up a watermelon, but apparently, it's a lot of fun to eat.