melon brain with a knife in it on a party table

Melon Brain

  • Author: Heather Cooan
  • Prep Time: 1 Hour
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 32 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Carving melons is just as fun as carving pumpkins. This melon brain is a super fun project and a yummy party snack!



  • 1 Small Seedless Watermelon
  • Vodka (optional)


  • Use a vegetable peeler to remove the entire green rind, exposing the inner white rind.
  • Slice off the bottom of the melon to create a flat base that will keep it from rolling. With a toothpick, outline squiggly furrows that resemble the folded surface of a brain.

  • Finally, carve narrow channels along the tracings with a sharp paring knife (a parent’s job) to expose the pink fruit beneath the rind.
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Non-Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: melon brain