Friday, August 12, 2011

Watermelon Slush

You may be surprised to learn that Anthony gave me this recipe.  He came home the other night after boating with some buddies and told me all about how John's wife had made a watermelon slush.  And of course he told me that it was super good.  Only he didn't use the word super.

Have I ever heard him say the word 'super' in that context?  I don't believe I have.

Anyway, he had inquired about the ingredients... a whopping TWO!  Two whole ingredients.  But I recommend a third.  I can do that, right?  She had mentioned to Anthony that it called for a third but she didn't use it.

So, are you ready for this oh-so-complicated recipe?  Here's the ingredient list:

  1. Watermelon {about 1/4 of a medium sized melon}

  2. limes

  3. sugar {optional but recommended}.... naughty, I know

Cut the watermelon into chunks.  Place a few large chunks into a blender {about 1 quart... 4 cups}.  Add the juice of 2 limes {about 1/4 cup or to taste}.

Here's the optional part.  You can add a tablespoon or two of sugar.

Blend it all up and taste test.  Does it need more sugar?  More lime?  It's totally up to you.

Pour contents into a bowl and place it in the freezer.

Check on it after an hour and every 1/2 hour after that.  Stir each time until you have a slushy consistency.  It took mine about 3 1/2 hours.

My kids loved it!  And I didn't even add sugar, but I still recommend you add a little... or HONEY!

Let me know how you like it!


RoryBore said...

Looks very yummy!! Will have to try this. My daughter says she buried watermelon seeds in my garden and something appears to be growing in that spot. We might just have our own home grown watermelon to use!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I'm definitely trying this too. We love watermelon, and slushies. :)

Good girl Gone Green said...

WOW, that looks good! I already went to the farmers market and didn't pick up watermelon! Next week it is on the menu!

Brooke said...

Well that would be cool! Let's hope you DO grow some....

Kara @ The Chuppies said...

This looks wonderful!
Thanks for sharing with NOBH.
~Kara @ The Chuppies/NOBH

Kim McCallie said...

This does look refreshing and delicious! It would be perfect for a hot summer evening here in Georgia. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Taylor said...

This looks so good! Just pinned it!

jengd said...

I've got a recipe very similar to this- try freezing about 2/3-3/4 of your watermelon in chunks for a few hours and then blending that in with the rest when you're ready to have it. A cup or so of Ginger ale or Sprite types of sodas to ~4-6c of watermelon makes for a nice fizz. This stuff is GREAT no matter what you do. :)

Brooke said...

Ooooh! Good idea! I will have to try that. Thanks for the tip.

Bekah@IfWorkPermits said...

I love this idea! I may have to try it out- I love watermelon and it's such a low calorie treat! Great Job :)


maria said...

that looks so refreshing. I wonder if you could mix in other flavors?
I just started a new link party on my blog today and I'd be honored if you'd join up with this.
have a lovely day, Maria

Brooke said...

I am sure adding other flavors would make it even better! I think bananas would be awesome in it. Maybe I'll try it next time.

Ginger Snaps said...

That looks yummy! :) Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link up party going on right now over on my blog. :)


Camille said...

Oh my goodness. This sounds amazing! And what a great way to use up a HUGE watermelon!! :) Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Link Party every Saturday! We would love to have you come back tomorrow and link up some more amazing stuff! :)
Camille @

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