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
- 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!