Watermelon and strawberry slush with a hint of lime for a refreshing summertime treat!
As the first watermelon enters the house, there is a rush of excitement. Never seen out of season here, everyone gathers to fulfill their prolonged craving. Three short months in New England, that’s pretty much it.
I actually had no plan to create slushies today, yet I found myself with a giant half watermelon completely frozen.
Because, well… it was in my freezer.
Apparently when you send a 9 year old boy down to the basement because the watermelon does not fit in the kitchen refrigerator, you need to give explicit instructions as to where said watermelon should go.
Which leads me to my advice regarding this drink. It will make your life a heck of a lot easier if you cut the watermelon before freezing it. Just in case you weren’t sure 😉
Watermelons take a really, really long time to defrost.
After hacking into that beautiful partially frozen monster, successfully avoiding a trip to the emergency room, I tossed it in the blender with some lime juice. It was good as is, but missing a little something. In goes some strawberry puree leftover from recipe testing, and it added just the right touch.
I thought it was great, my husband thought it could be a little sweeter (I guess this is now a dessert drink). So we compromised with just a teaspoon of sugar. Totally optional, and I think it greatly depends on the sweetness of your watermelon.
- 4 Cups Watermelon, Cubed and Frozen
- ½ Cup Strawberry Puree*
- ¼ Cup Lime Juice
- 1-2 Teaspoons Sugar, Optional
- Add watermelon, strawberry puree, and lime juice to a blender and puree until slush consistency. Taste and add 1-2 teaspoons sugar if desired for extra sweetness.