Watermelon Slushy

Watermelon juice with sliced fruit on white plate

This icy-cold slushy made with sweet watermelon is the perfect refreshment for hot summer days!

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups cubed seedless ripe, sweet watermelon
10 ice cubes
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup white sugar
2 small sprigs of fresh mint, leaves removed
1/8 teaspoon salt

METHOD:

Place watermelon and ice into a blender. Add lime juice, sugar, mint leaves and salt. Blend until smooth.

Serve immediately.

Watermelon Cooler

Watermelon lemonade

Here’s a refreshing change for a summertime drink that uses icy cold watermelon and limeade concentrate. Allow enough time to freeze the watermelon prior to preparing beverage.

INGREDIENTS:

1 small watermelon, cut into 1/2-inch cubes watermelon (8 cups)
1 1/2 cups ginger ale
1/3 cup water
1 can (6 oz) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed

METHOD:

Cut watermelon into cubes, discarding any seeds. Place watermelon cubes in 1-gallon resealable freezer plastic bag and place on small baking sheet. Arrange cubes into one layer and place in freezer. Freeze 8 hours.

When ready to make the beverage, remove frozen watermelon chunks from freezer and allow to stand at room temperature 15 minutes.

In blender, place HALF of each watermelon, ginger ale, water and limeade concentrate. Cover and blend on medium speed until smooth. Pour mixture into pitcher. Repeat with remaining ingredients and stir into mixture in pitcher. Serve immediately.