This watermelon slushie is basically summer in a cup. Which is great because this year Scotland seems to have skipped summer altogether.
Unless you consider rain showers and 15°C (60°F) pool weather, that is… Brr! I know, I know – look at me becoming all British and talking about the weather.
Seriously though. This watermelon slushie is a little stroke of genius in a glass. You only really need three ingredients, a blender and five minutes. It might just be the easiest and healthiest summer cocktail ever!
The three ingredients I use are watermelon, strawberries and lime. But depending on my mood (and the hour of the day) I also sometimes add mint, sugar, ice and a splash of booze. That’s what happens when you work from home… ?
Because this is a summery drink I make it frozen. And instead of diluting it with ice I freeze the fruit ahead of time. But if you don’t have access to a freezer or don’t want to wait around, feel free to use ice instead!
The key to making a delicious watermelon slushie is using only the sweetest and freshest fruit. In Britain watermelons are at their best from mid-June to late August. In the USA, domestic watermelon production is at its peak from May till August.
So now is the perfect time to make a watermelon slushie, although they are imported all year round so you can enjoy it anytime you want. Nom nom nom.
I add strawberries because I think they make everything better. But you can leave them out and use sugar to sweeten the drink. Whatever you do, I’m sure you’ll love this easy 5-minute recipe!
Watermelon Slushie Recipe
- 2 cups frozen watermelon
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2-1 lime, juiced
- mint (to garnish)
- sugar (optional)
- crushed ice (optional)
- 4 shots tequila or vodka (optional)
1. Deseed your watermelon – or use a seedless watermelon . Cut it into small pieces and freeze for a few hours. Wash and freeze your strawberries as well.
2. Blend all the frozen fruit – do it in batches if your blender isn’t very powerful.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend. Garnish with mint.
What do you think of this watermelon slushie? What’s your favourite summer drink?