Refreshing Watermelon Slushies

watermelon ice

My mom has been going on and on and on about watermelon smoothies for weeks. She’s obsessed! I am also a huge watermelon fan and love gorging on it, and I even enjoy watermelon juice when I’m on vacation. But I’ve never had a watermelon smoothie. I finally whipped up a batch after the third consecutive conversation where my mom asked if I’d tried one yet. And I must say, mama knows best! This watermelon smoothie is more of a slushy, and it’s the perfect antidote for a hot day- icy, sweet, and rehydrating.

watermelon ice

To make this slushy, fill a blender with equal parts ice and watermelon chunks. Turn the blender on, and run it until the ice is pulverized and the watermelon has taken on a smooth consistency. Pour the watermelon slushy out into glasses, and slurp it down with a straw. Ahhh (the sound of refreshment)!

watermelon ice

While this watermelon slushy is pretty perfect as is, I am going to experiment with adding some basil to my next batch. I’ll keep you posted on the outcome! What are your favorite summer cool-down treats? If you harangue me about them long enough, I just might give them a try!

Update: I added basil to my next watermelon slushie, and it tasted great! BUT pink + green = brown and unattractive!

Shopping list:

  • Watermelon
  • Ice
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Refreshing Watermelon Slushies — 6 Comments

  1. Guilty as charged!!

    Next time, make enough so you have leftovers and put them in the freezer. Watermelon granita. So yummy!!! xoxox

  2. you can try adding a bit of rose water and sugar. It’s a pretty common treat for kids and adults in tehran on a hot day.

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