What could be more perfect in the heat of the summer than a simple 3 ingredient Juicy Watermelon Slush?! Here’s the best part, not only is it easy to throw together but you don’t have to have any kind of special ice cream making or churn for this recipe! All you need are three simple ingredients, a blender, and a freezer; with a little time and a fork you’ll have yourself a juicy icy treats that the whole family with love. This recipe is simple enough to make for an afternoon snack but pretty enough to serve after dinner to guests. Watermelon lovers unite because this recipe is for you!
Here’s how this recipe works. You add the a bunch of seeded (or seedless) watermelon to a blender along with some lime juice and a little coconut sugar. The lime juice is the perfect tart balance to the sweetness of the fruit. I use a little coconut sugar in this recipe too; have you tried it? Coconut sugar is one of my very favorite granulated sugars. It’s a beautiful light brown color and not as sweet as a traditional granulated sugar, but it works perfectly in just about every recipe. Coconut sugar is still a sugar, so I consider this a treat, but it has some great things going for it like lots of vitamins and minerals that other refined sugars don’t have. It’s surprisingly easy to find and even my little middle-of-no-where grocer carries it! Toss it in the cart next time you see it and try it a few of your favorite recipes. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to use!
The key to this recipe is scraping the blended watermelon juice mixture with a fork while it is at different stages of the freezing so that the ice crystal stay big and rough. If you let it just sit in the freezer it turns into one giant watermelon ice cube, but by scraping it a few times as it starts to freeze you separate the ice crystals and they remain that way as it continues to freeze. It takes about 5 minutes to get the watermelon juice mixture ready, you toss it in the freezer and then you scrape it after an hour and then again 2 more hours later. Easy! You just have to set a timer if you are prone to forgetting projects you just hid in the freezer. Enjoy!
Melissa cooks, confesses, and corrals chickens and children at Bless this Mess, where you can find healthy recipes (with some indulgent desserts included), a peak at her hobby farm, and the joys and trials of raising soon-to-be-five babies, seven years old and younger. She’s got a whole lot of mess to bless!