Hwachae, a traditional Korean fruit bowl, is a blend of sweet and tangy flavors, mingling with cool ice and a hint of floral fragrance.
But what is Hwachae made of, you might wonder? This delightful creation combines fresh fruits and a sweet Hwachae base. Whether you're looking for a thirst-quencher on a crisp October afternoon or a delightful dessert for a cozy gathering, this recipe will transport your taste buds to a place of pure refreshment, perfectly suited to the changing season.
Korean watermelon punch
4 cups of chopped fresh watermelon
1 can (14 ounces) of fruit cocktail, drained
12 ounces of a carbonated beverage (Sprite, 7Up, etc.)
14 ounces of strawberry milk
2-4 tbsp of sweet condensed milk and honey or sugar
1 cup of ice cubes
Place watermelon pieces in a large serving bowl
Mix together milk and condensed milk and honey in another bowl and add your carbonated beverage
Pour the punch mixture over the watermelon
To serve, ladle watermelon punch into small individual serving bowls
Serve immediately or chill for up to 2 hours
Leftover punch can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
For special occasions, serve Hwachae inside the watermelon rind.