Our fresh watermelon slush is something I make and drink all summer long! It’s the perfect way to use up all that leftover watermelon from your last barbecue. It’s light and refreshing, made with fresh watermelon juice, lime, and fresh herbs.
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Making this watermelon slush in bulk
This recipe makes enough for two, but you might want to make this recipe for the whole family! It’s easy enough to double or triple this recipe, we’ve got just a couple notes for you.
When freezing the watermelon, don’t layer the watermelon cubes on top of each other. The cubes will end up freezing and sticking to each other and will be difficult to separate. Instead, try placing a piece of parchment between the layers of watermelon if you’re freezing a large batch!
Do I need to add honey?
Adding honey to this recipe is totally optional! I usually avoid adding the extra sweetener if I don’t need to add it. For me, I think it depends on how sweet your watermelon is and your own personal taste preferences. I like to taste if before I add it and see if the slush really does need it.
Basil? Mint? That sounds weird.
This might sound odd if you’ve never tried pairing these herbs with fresh fruit before, but trust me that add such a light and refreshing flavor to the mix! If this sounds yummy to you, you’re going to also want to check out our Pineapple Basil Salad and Grapefruit Mint Kale Salad, they are my absolute favorite in the summer time!
And of course, if you really hate the idea of adding basil or mint to your drink, feel free to leave them out.
How long do I need to freeze the watermelon for?
I like to freeze for 1-2 hours, this way the watermelon isn’t too hard and can be blended easily
If you freeze your watermelon for too long you may either want to let it thaw out slightly or add a little water to help blend the watermelon easier
Do I need to add ice and water to this watermelon slush?
Maybe, maybe not! Sorry, most annoying answer. I’ve found that sometimes my slush needs a little extra moisture, in which case I’ll add a little water, but just add a little bit at a time. Remember, you can always add more, it’s hard to “un-add” it once it’s in.
And sometimes I’ve found my slush needs a little extra iciness, in which case I’ll add a few ice cubes at a time until I reach the right level of frostiness!
Add with caution. Remember, the ice and water will dilute the flavor of the watermelon, so add these only as needed!
Check out these other Refreshing Recipes!
- Watermelon Feta Basil Salad
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- Strawberry Basil Lemonade
- Avocado Caesar Dressing
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Fresh Watermelon Slush
- 5 cups watermelon cubed
- zest of ½ of a lime
- juice of 1 lime
- small handful of fresh mint or basil
- water and ice cubes as needed
- 2 teaspoons of honey optional
- Place 5 cups of cubed watermelon on a tray lined with foil or parchment paper and freeze for 1-2 hours.
- Add the frozen watermelon to your blender with your lime
zest, lime juice, and mint or basil and blend until smooth.
- If your watermelon slush needs to be sweeter add 2 teaspoons of honey. If your slush isn’t icy enough, add a few ice cubes at a time, blending in between until the right consistency is reached. If your slush is too thick or icy add a little water and blend until smooth
- Drink immediately and enjoy!
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