Watermelon Slushie

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This Watermelon Slushie is on repeat all summer long. I try to use watermelon in a million different ways all ☀️ summer. I love 🍉 watermelon with feta, in a salsa, in a salad and smoothies. I’ve even made Watermelon Fries! Watermelon is by far the most refreshing fruit and this recipe will be your new best friend. This slushy is not only easy, but absolutely delicious. This is way better than any freezies that you would buy at the store, and uses only natural, simple ingredients. I didn’t measure anything in this recipe as you can add as much or as little of anything that you like and make it according to taste.

Why You’ll Love Watermelon Slushie

This Watermelon Slushie is the ultimate summer quencher! On those 😎 hot hot days, you will reach for this. It’s so bright and crisp, and I love the bright tang the lime juice gives this. This is a great base recipe as is, but feel free to add a bit of sweetener, such as agave or 🍯 honey if you like. If you’re serving this to adults, 🍹 a splash of alcoholic or non-alcoholic rum, tequila or vodka would be really good.

How to Prepare Watermelon Slushie

🍉 Using a sharp knife, cut the watermelon into cubes and then place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

🧊 Freeze it for 1-2 hours or until frozen.

🥭 Next, add the watermelon to a blender with frozen mango cubes, lime juice, and a sweetener of choice (optional).

🌀 Now, blend everything together, using the tamper to help the blender if needed.

💦 Finally, add a splash of sparkling water to the blender if you need to loosen it up. Cheers!

Nonna’s Tip 🍉

If the blender is stalling or having a hard time blending everything together, try adding some sparkling water a little at a time to help it along OR thaw the fruit a bit before blending it.

Watermelon Slushie
Watermelon Slushie

Variations and Substitutions for Watermelon Slushie

  1. You can use any frozen 🍓 fruit you like in this slushie.
  2. Flavored sparkling water drinks are really delicious in this Watermelon Slushie, but you can certainly use plain as well.
  3. Pour this mixture into popsicle molds or freezie bAdd ags and 🧊 refreeze for a refreshing, homemade treat for the kids.
  4. For an adult beverage, add a splash of 🍹 alcoholic or non-alcoholic rum, tequila or vodka to the Watermelon Slushie.

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Common Questions

What can I do if my blender keeps getting stuck when blending everything together?

Keep using your temper to push the ingredients down. If you don’t have a temper open the blender scraping the bottom to help it along. If you find that the blender is not blending it and the fruits are way too hard and frozen you can let them thaw a bit before you blend or you can simply add some sparkling water to thin out the slushy. Be sure to add a little bit at a time as a little goes a long way.

What type of blender do you use?

I love my Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender because it’s great quality, nice and large and washes easily!

What other types of fruit can I use?

I added mango to this Watermelon Slushie, but you could absolutely add frozen strawberries, pineapple or mixed berries.

What kind of sweeteners do you recommend in this recipe?

If you prefer to make this Watermelon Slushie a bit sweeter you can certainly add in some honey, agave or your favorite sugar-free sweetener. Add a little bit at a time to make sure it doesn’t end up too sweet.

Watermelon Slushie

Watermelon Slushie

This Watermelon Slushie is not only easy, but absolutely delicious. It is the ultimate summer refresher on a hot summer day! Add sweetner if you prefer, or a splash of rum, vodka, or tequila if serving to adults.
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Course: Drinks
Servings: 2
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups frozen watermelon
  • ¼ cup frozen mango
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon honey, or agave
  • splash sparkling water, if necessary

Instructions 

  • Cut the watermelon into cubes and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Freeze it for 1-2 hours or until frozen.
  • Add it to a blender with frozen mango cubes, lime juice, and a sweetener of choice is optional.
  • Blend and use the tamper to help the blender. If the blender is stalling or having a hard time blending it up make sure to add some sparkling water a little at a time to help it along or thaw the fruit a bit before blending it. Enjoy

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Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0.3g, Saturated Fat: 0.05g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 224mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 1096IU, Vitamin C: 25mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Drinks
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