Watermelon Slushy – The Stay At Home Chef

The most cooling summer beverage is made in about 5 minutes with only 4 ingredients: watermelon! For your next party or the entire family, blend some up!

Most of the year, drinking water is just fine for us. It is quick, hydrating, and unpretentious. In essence, water does the trick. When the weather gets heated, we are all about the incredibly cooling drinks. Water simply won’t do; it must be really cold, slightly sweet, and absolutely excellent. This slushy is ideal for the occasion, and we frequently consume them during the summer. You’ll adore our watermelon slushy if you love watermelon!

Can I Add Alcohol To Watermelon Slushies?

Absolutely, you can turn this an adult beverage by adding alcohol. Vodka is typically added to a watermelon slushy, but feel free to experiment with your favorite spirit.

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How To Pick A Good Watermelon?

A watermelon can be determined to be ripe in a few different ways:

  • You should feel a satisfying thump against your belly if you pat it while holding it close to your stomach.
  • The webbing needs to be wider. If the webbing is smaller and tighter, it was picked too early and won’t be as tasty.
  • The watermelon should have been sitting on a large, yellow or gold spot, not a little, white one.
  • It should have a faintly pleasant aroma.
  • For its size, it should feel substantial.
  • Better than elongated is rounder.
Visual guide to picking the perfect watermelon. Elongated watermelons are watery. Round watermelons are sweeter. White spots mean they are tasteless. Orange spots are delicious. Green stems mean the watermelon isn't ripe while a dry stem means it is right. Smaller webbing means the watermelon is bland while larger webbing means it is sweet.

Sweetener Options

There’s always 1/4 cup of honey or maple syrup you can substitute if you’d prefer not to use granulated sugar.

How To Freeze Watermelon Cubes

On a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, arrange your cubed watermelon in a single layer and freeze. Cubed watermelon should be taken out of the freezer once it has frozen and put into a zip-top bag before going back into the freezer. Watermelon that has been cut should keep for up to three months in the freezer.

Can I Use Fresh Watermelon That Isn’t Frozen?

You very certainly can! To prevent the flavor of the slushy from being diluted, you will need to double the sugar and lime juice in your mixture and add 1 to 2 cups of ice cubes.

Close up view of a watermelon slushy.

Make-Ahead Instructions:

To ensure that it is still icy, make this right before serving. Watermelon and limes can always be prepared up to 24 hours in advance and kept in the refrigerator until you’re ready to blend!

More Summer Drinks!

Watch the video below to see Caytlin demonstrate how to choose the ideal watermelon and how to cut it. We always have you covered with our cooking program if you need a visual sometimes. The entire collection of recipes and their related videos may be found on our website, on our Facebook page, on YouTube, and on Facebook Watch.

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