This easy Watermelon Slushie is a natural alternative to the slushies bought at gas stations and convenience stores. It’s wonderfully refreshing on a hot summer day.
Ice cold, refreshing, and bursting with watermelon flavor. That’s this drink in a nutshell.
To be honest, I rarely drink anything other than water and milk.
I know it’s strange, but ordinarily I’m not a big fan of drinking my calories, as I’d rather eat them.
But when I get my hands on a good watermelon in the summer (check out my tips for How To Pick A Good Watermelon), I make these watermelon slushies an exception.
They’re a frozen treat that’s on the healthier side, as you basically take watermelon cubes, freeze them, and blend up the “watermelon ice cubes” until you get a slushie texture.
That way you’re not diluting any of the watermelon flavor with additional ice.
To easily cut the watermelon into cubes that can be popped into the blender, see my post How to Cut a Watermelon. Enjoy!
- Place the watermelon, simple syrup (if using), and lime juice into a blender and pulse until blended. You want to make sure there are no chunks in the mixture, but do not overblend, or else you will warm the drink too much.
- Pour in a glass and serve immediately, garnished with fresh mint and a lime slice. Enjoy!
Post updated in August 2019. Originally published April 2011.