Watermelon Slush Recipe

Last week we had a strange wintery storm blow in which brought some low level snow and cold rain.  VERY unusual for June…not unheard of here in Utah…but strange none-the-less.  But a couple of days later the heat was soaring again in the upper 90’s.  So of course some cold and slushy drinks were in order.  I know you have heard me talk about my love for all things icy and slushy.  This time I thought I would try making a Watermelon Slush.  I have heard of them but had never tried one.  I was pleasantly surprised by how tasty it was.  I thought it might be a little bland…but it really was so refreshing and good!


I was a bit surprised that the kids liked them as much as they did.  The youngest, who doesn’t really eat anything other than quesadilla’s and string cheese wasn’t really a fan…but I knew she wouldn’t be.  She prefers to eat the watermelon “not all mushed up!”  These slushies melt REALLY fast so be sure to serve them up immediately.  I definitely liked them better when they were icier…but that may be a personal preference and a texture issue.


Watermelon Slush Recipe

  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon

  • 1/4 cup white sugar


  1. Place watermelon and ice into a blender. Pour in lime juice, sugar, and salt. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.  Garnish with fresh mint leaves (optional).  Add additional flavorings if desired.


So go ahead and make these up for your friends and family on a super hot day.  Serve them up for your next summer party or shower.  They are definitely cool and refreshing and worth a try.


Watermelon slush not your thing? Check out these past Idea Room recipes!

Strawberry Lemonade Slush Recipe

Frozen Lemonade Recipe

Orange Julius Recipe

Coconut Lime Sorbet

Orange Sorbet

Fruit Popsicles

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Lemon Ice

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Limeade Recipe


  1. Em says

    I looove love love watermelon slush! I little trick of mine; use frozen watermelon, it tastes as good and it keeps its slushy texture longer!

  2. says

    This recipe with watermelon is very very nice and makes me thirsty…here in India where I lve is very very hot this will be a great thirst quencher… I have been to Utah but during January when my son lived there… And my blog is only Indian cooking. Please do visit and punch your comments if you like it :)

  3. says

    Oh my, this looks and sounds so tasty and refreshing! It may be a few more weeks before the markets here have the first watermelon of the season, but I think this is a drink worth the wait ;-) Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. says

    Ha! I was in Colorado last week when that storm hit and we were camping in Ouray. My first time camping and it got down to 30 degrees! Needless to say, I ended up in a hotel :-) This watermelon slushie looks amazing, and now that we are back home in warm Louisiana I am going to make these this weekend! Thanks for sharing.

  5. says

    Ideal drink, with perfection for sunny days. Watermelon is the best on the summer time, and that work fine with hot days. Eliza <3

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