Easy Watermelon Slushie Recipe

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This easy Watermelon Slushie is a refreshing taste of summer in a glass! Bursting with fresh watermelon flavor, this fruity mocktail is a delicious, frozen treat that’s perfect for all your summer parties.

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Watermelon slushie mocktail

Next time you need an icy drink to keep you cool you on a hot summer day, skip the convenience store and try this super refreshing watermelon slushie. Homemade slushies are so easy to make, and so much more delicious than anything you can buy.

Made with ripe watermelon cubes blended with ice, plus honey, fresh lime juice, and cool mint, this treat will be a huge hit at pool parties and outdoor gatherings. Kids will go nuts for the fruity taste and slushie consistency and adults will enjoy it just as much.

Make the regular non-alcoholic version or blend it with some vodka for a frosty cocktail. No matter how you enjoy it, this drink is a great way to beat the summer heat, and it’s guaranteed to be a hit at all your parties.

Watermelon slushie drinks from above

Why We Love This Recipe

Perfect for Summer – This watermelon slush is the perfect way to keep cool on a hot day. It takes advantage of seasonal summer produce to give you a frosty treat with plenty of perfectly ripe watermelon flavor.

Easy – With just five simple ingredients, this recipe couldn’t be any easier. Just toss everything in your blender and you’ve got a refreshing summertime treat in minutes!

Great for Parties – You can make the regular version or add alcohol for an adult beverage. Either way, your summer party guests will love this refreshing treat.

Healthy – Made with real fruit and natural ingredients, this refreshing summer drink recipe is a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Watermelon slushie ingredients

Ingredients

  • Frozen watermelon cubes
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Honey (or substitute simple syrup or maple syrup)
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Ice cubes
  • Watermelon balls and lime wedges for garnish
  • Coarse salt for the glass rim

How To Make Frozen Watermelon Slushies

Step 1: Rim the glasses by rubbing a lime wedge around the rim of each glass, then dipping the rim into a small dish of coarse salt.

Chilled glass with salted rim

Step 2: Place the watermelon chunks, honey, fresh lime juice, water, and mint leaves in the blender or food processor. Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and well-combined.

Step 3: Taste the mixture and adjust the level of sweetness to your taste. You can also add more honey to make it sweeter or extra lime juice to make your slushie drink more tart.

Watermelon, mint and lime juice in a blender

Step 4: Add ice cubes to the blender and blend again on high speed. Continue until the mixture is frothy and smooth.

Blended watermelon with ice cubes

Step 5: Pour your watermelon slushy into a glass rimmed with salt. Garnish with a skewer of watermelon balls and a lime wedge.

Watermelon slushies in glasses with salt rim

Tips & Tricks

  • Additional liquid might be needed depending on your blender. If the mixture is too thick to blend smoothly, you can add a splash of water.
  • Turn this refreshing drink into a frozen adult cocktail with the addition of some vodka or tequila.
  • To keep your slushies cool without diluting them, pour some watermelon juice into an ice cube tray and freeze. Once it’s completely frozen, place the watermelon in a freezer bag or airtight container and save for later. The watermelon ice will add more flavor to your drink as it melts.
  • Try using seedless watermelon if you can find it. That way you won’t have to worry about removing the seeds before blending.
Watermelon slushies with lime garnish and green straw
Can I Use Fresh Watermelon?

Yes! While I recommend freezing it, you can substitute fresh watermelon if needed. You’ll just want to throw some ice cubes into the blender to get the slushie consistency you want.

Can I Use Other Types of Melon?

Sure! This basic recipe would be delicious with honeydew, cantaloupe, or other types of ripe melon. You can also use other fruits like strawberries or even pineapple.

More Summer Drink Recipes

If you love watermelon, you’ll want to check out these delicious recipes too! They’re perfect for hot summer days by the pool!

Watermelon Slushie for recipe card
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Watermelon Slushie Recipe


Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freezing Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Bursting with fresh watermelon flavor, this Watermelon Slushie mocktail is the perfect frozen treat for all your summer parties.

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cups Watermelon cubes frozen
  • 1/2 cup Lime juice fresh or bottled
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup Ice cubes
  • Watermelon balls and lime wedges for garnish
  • Coarse salt for the glass rim

Instructions

  • Rim the glasses by rubbing a lime wedge around the rim of each glass, then dipping the rim into a small dish of coarse salt.
    Coarse salt for the glass rim
  • Place the frozen watermelon chunks, honey, fresh lime juice, water, and mint leaves in the blender or food processor. Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and well-combined.
    4 cups Watermelon cubes, 1/2 cup Lime juice, 1/4 cup Honey, 1/4 cup Fresh mint leaves
  • Taste the mixture and adjust the level of sweetness to your taste. You can add more honey to make it sweeter or extra lime juice to make it more tart.
  • Add ice cubes to the blender and blend again on high speed. Continue until the mixture is frothy and smooth.
    1 cup Ice cubes
  • Pour the frozen watermelon cocktail into a glass rimmed with salt. Garnish with a skewer of watermelon balls and a lime wedge.
    Watermelon balls and lime wedges for garnish

Notes

  • You can make this recipe with fresh watermelon too. You may just need to add more ice to the blender to get the slushie consistency you like.
  • Add vodka or tequila to turn this into a tasty adult drink!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 465mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 1999IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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