If you follow me on Snapchat (username: minimalistbaker) and Instagram, you probably already knew I had a sexy watermelon recipe coming your way. I share all my secrets on social media, just in case you were wondering (wink, wink).
I’ve already divulged all the details of my watermelon obsession here, so there’s no need to sing my love for this ruby red fruit all over again.
Instead, I have a super simple, summery recipe for you that’s perfect for when you want something sweet, healthy and refreshing on sweltering hot days.
I present, the Watermelon Slushie.
This recipe requires just 3 ingredients and a blender! Frozen watermelon creates a slushie base, light coconut milk complements the flavor while adding creamy texture, and lime juice injects some acidity to balance the sweetness.
Friends, get ready to fall in love. I even made a recipe video to show you how it’s done! Check it out.
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- 1 small seedless watermelon, cubed
- 4 cups frozen watermelon (~ 3/4 of 1 small seedless watermelon)
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/3 cup (80 ml) light coconut milk
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) watermelon juice (plus more to ease blending)
- Optional: 1 Tbsp sweetener of choice (such as maple syrup or honey if not vegan)
- Optional: Pinch sea salt
- Halve 1 small, ripe, seedless watermelon and scoop out rounded Tablespoon amounts (or cube with a knife) and arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze until firm - about 3-4 hours.
- In the meantime, halve another small seedless watermelon and add the fruit (leaving the rind behind) to a blender. Blend on high, adding a touch of water if needed (I didn't), until completely smooth and pureed.
- OPTIONAL: Drape a large, thin dish towel over a mixing bowl and pour over juice. Then gather corners, lift up and squeeze the juice out leaving the pulp behind - there shouldn't be much, but this makes the juice extra smooth. Transfer to a mason jar, cover, and refrigerate - should keep for 3-4 days, or more.
- Once watermelon is frozen, add ~ 4 cups frozen watermelon (I found this was about three-quarters of one small watermelon), coconut milk, lime juice, and watermelon juice to a blender and blend on low until creamy and smooth. You will need to scrape down the sides and blend on low to encourage it along. If it has trouble blending, add a bit more watermelon juice, but not too much or it will become too thin.
- Once the slushie is blended and smooth, taste and adjust flavor as needed. Add more coconut milk for creaminess, lime for brightness, a pinch of salt to enhance sweetness, or 1 Tbsp sweetener of choice to sweeten. Blend and sample again - repeat as needed.
- Serve in empty watermelon rinds or chilled serving glasses and garnish with a lime wedge.
- This recipe serves 2 generously. Best when fresh! TIP: Freeze leftovers into popsicle molds.