Watermelon Jam- Fresh deseeded watermelons are simmered with sugar, water, and lemon juice until a thick jam-like consistency is formed. The resulting jam is perfect for spreading on toast, using as a topping for waffles and ice cream, or even enjoyed right off the spoon. It's the perfect summertime treat the whole family can enjoy!
Jam is one of those things that is so easy to buy at the store, but there is something special about homemade jam. Not only does it taste better, but you can also control what goes into it. The next time you're craving something sweet, try making a jar of homemade jam instead of store-bought jam, and enjoy the difference!
Homemade vegan watermelon jam is surprisingly easy to make, and it's a delicious way to enjoy summer's bounty of watermelons. Making watermelon jam is a great way to use up any excess watermelons you may have, and it makes a delicious addition to toast or vegan ice cream. Give it a try - you may be surprised at how easy and delicious homemade vegan watermelon jam can be!
Why You'll Love This Homemade Vegan Watermelon Jam Recipe
Sweet and Delicious- This jam is made with fresh watermelon and vegan sugar and has a delightful taste. It's sure to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth!
Versatile- There is no wrong way to enjoy watermelon jam. You can eat it in so many ways. Toast, bagels, ice cream, oatmeal, or even straight from the spoon are all delicious options!
Quick and Easy- Watermelon jam comes together in no time at all. It is the perfect last-minute recipe for those times when you need a sweet treat but don't have much time to prepare it.
Minimal Ingredients- You only need a few simple ingredients to make this jam. Chances are, you already have most of what you need on hand.
Family-Friendly- Everyone is sure to love this sweet and delicious jam. It will quickly become a family favorite!
Equipment Needed To Make Easy Homemade Jam With Watermelons
- Saucepot With Lid
- Food Blender
- Sterilized Glass Jars with Lids for Storage
Ingredients For Watermelon Jam
- Vegan Sugar (Like Cane or Beet Sugar)
- Lemon Juice
How To Make Vegan Watermelon Jam At Home
Watermelon jam is simple to make at home, and it's a lot quicker than you might believe! Start by removing the watermelon seeds. Bring watermelon, water, and ½ of the lemon juice to a boil in a saucepot. Reduce heat and cover with a lid while simmering for about 10 minutes. After simmered, pour the mixture into a food blender and blend until smooth. Pour the watermelon puree back into the saucepot with sugar and remaining lemon juice. Cook on a rolling boil until desired thickness is achieved. Once your jam has thickened, remove it from heat and spoon it into clean, sterilized jars.
What to Serve/Pair With Homemade 4-Ingredient Watermelon Jam
Like other jams and preserves, watermelon jam can be eaten straight from the jar with a spoon or added to various dishes. It's terrific on top of:
- Vegan-Friendly Ice Cream
- Vegan Yogurt
Popular Substitutions & Additions
There are several ways you could make this jam your own. Some popular substitutions and additions include:
- Berries- Add your favorite berry to the watermelon jam or use any type of berry in place of watermelons in this recipe, such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries.
- Fruit Juice- If you prefer a sweeter jam, you could use fruit juice instead of water.
- Sugar Alternative- Use a sugar alternative in this recipe to make a sugar-free jam.
- Chia Seeds- Chia seeds are a great way to thicken up jam. Simply add them in at the end and stir until combined.
- Mint- Add mint for a hint of freshness to your watermelon jam.
How To Reheat & Store 4-Ingredient Watermelon Jam
What Is The Best Way To Store Homemade Vegan Watermelon Jam?
You can store this watermelon jam in sterilized glass jars with lids or in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
How Long Will Watermelon Jam Last In The Fridge?
The homemade jam will last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator when stored properly.
Can I Freeze Vegan Watermelon Jam?
Yes, you can freeze this watermelon jam in an airtight container for up to 6 months. Allow the jam to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before using.
How To Reheat Homemade Jam?
Homemade jam can be reheated in the microwave or on the stove.
To reheat in the microwave: Place the desired amount of jam in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 30-second intervals, stirring in between until heated through.
To reheat on the stove: Place the jam in a saucepot over low heat. Cook, occasionally stirring, until heated through.
4-Ingredient Vegan Watermelon Jam FAQs
Can I make this jam without sugar?
Yes, you can make watermelon jam without sugar by using a sugar substitute or a sugar-free fruit juice in place of the sugar and water.
My jam is too thick. Is there something I can do thin it out?
If your jam is too thick, you can add a little water or fruit juice to thin it out. Alternatively, if your jam is too runny, cooking it for longer will help to thicken it up. Also, you can add some chia seeds to thicken it up.
Can I double this recipe?
Yes, you can easily double this recipe. Simply double all the ingredients the recipe calls for and cook according to the directions.
What is the best way to sterilize jars for jam?
The best way to sterilize jars for jam is to wash them in hot, soapy water. Rinse the jars well, then place them upside down on a baking sheet. Put the baking sheet in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit and let the jars sterilize for at least 10 minutes. Remove the jars from the oven and let them cool before using.
Is this watermelon jam gluten-free?
Yes, this watermelon jam is naturally gluten-free.
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Easy 4-Ingredient Watermelon Jam
- 1 lb watermelon cubed
- 1 lb vegan sugar like cane or beet
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp water
- Remove the watermelon seeds.
- Place watermelon, half the sugar, lemon juice and water in a saucepot.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 10-12 minutes.
- Transfer the watermelon into a food blender and blend until smooth.
- Place the watermelon puree back into the saucepot along and add remaining sugar.
- Cook on a rolling boil for 2 minutes.
- Pop the jam into sterilized jars and store it in a cool, dark place.