You don't really have to buy a whole huge watermelon anymore. There are baby watermelons and many stores offer halves or even quarters so that a person/family of any size can still enjoy the fruit before it goes bad.
Once you learn the many easy, refreshing, delicious ways to enjoy this fruit you will find going through a whole melon is a piece of watermelon cake.
The first thing I do when I crack open a watermelon is make juice. You don't need a juicer for this, any regular blender will work. Just puree and pour.
If you want to dress things up a bit, try this Watermelon Fruit Soup and serve as a first course.
While you are in pureeing mode, place some in a freezer safe container and turn it into granita. It works perfectly on it's own or you can try this recipe for Watermelon Granita in Lime Cups.
Pour some into popsicle molds, add some kiwi for decoration and any of your favorite fruits or flavors. Try Watermelon Popsicles.
Watermelon makes an incredible base for many cocktails. Puree it up, add some frozen strawberries and vodka or rum and you are all set, no sugar needed. You can also strain it and make a Watermelon Cocktail like this.
If you still have some watermelon left, turn some into ice cubes to use in a glass of water or in more cocktails, like this Watermelon Cosmo.
You can also go savory, like this Watermelon Mint Salad, consider adding feta for a nice new flavor.
No watermelon article is complete without showing you how to make a watermelon baby carriage. Watch this video and learn how to make your watermelon into a centerpiece!!