If you're looking for a nice cold, refreshing summer drink made with real food, your search is over! This Watermelon Slushie is the perfect drink for sipping on the porch on a hot day. It's made with only 4 ingredients including the water!
We love watermelon slushies because they taste so good! I also appreciate that they're made with wholesome ingredients like raw honey instead of a ton of sugar. It's a great way to make use of all that watermelon you need to deal with if you bought a whole melon.
If you're like me, you bring home a big, whole watermelon, because that's a summertime thing to do. Then you eat a few slices, and perhaps make a Watermelon Salad. After that, the question becomes what to do with the rest. Sometimes there isn't room in the fridge. Before you know it, your watermelon is becoming overripe.
This Watermelon Slushie is the answer to your problem! Simply chop the fresh watermelon flesh that you won't be using right away into big chunks and pop it into the freezer. I appreciate having some on hand all summer just to make these slushies!
What You Need
Here are the four ingredients that go into this slushie:
Frozen Watermelon Chunks - very handy to keep in the freezer throughout the summer
Honey - Any honey will work in this recipe, but raw honey is my preference. There are health benefits to consuming raw honey, benefits that are lost during the heating process. This recipe is a perfect opportunity to keep the honey raw.
How to Make a Watermelon Slushie
Combine all four of the ingredients in a blender jar.
Give the blender a couple of pulses to break up the watermelon chunks. Then, process until they break down into a consistent slush.
Pour it into a glass or two, garnish with fresh mint, and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Slush, slushy, slushie - from what I can see, these terms are used interchangeably. Any of them refer to a cold, icy drink made in a blender, like this one.
Yes! Watermelon is easy to freeze. Simply chop the pink flesh of a fresh watermelon into 1-inch (2.54 cm) chunks. Slip them, 2 cups (300 g) at a time, into small zip-lock freezer bags. Squeeze out as much air as possible as you seal the bags. Lay the them in the freezer flattened out as much as possible, so the pieces don't freeze together in big chunks.
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- 2 cups (300 g) frozen seedless watermelon in 1-inch (2.54 cm) chunks
- 1 cup (250 mL) water
- 1 tablespoon (15 mL) raw honey or maple syrup
- 1 sprig fresh mint (2 or 3 leaves)
- Combine all ingredients in blender. Start off with a couple of quick pulses to break up the large watermelon chunks. Then process for 20 seconds or so, until the chunks are broken down into a slushy consistency.