watermelon slushie drink

Watermelon Lemonade Slushie Recipe

watermelon slushie drink

The heat wave has been crazy this past week, and the main thing that got me through last summer was a refreshing watermelon slushie! And this time, I wanted to make a twist on it with another one of my favorite drinks – lemonade! Read on to see how to make this oh-so-simple cooling delight!

What you’ll need:

  • Watermelon (1/2), cubed, serves 5
  • Cutting board
  • Kitchen knife
  • Blender
  • 3 tbsp white granulated sugar
  • Ice cube tray
  • Lemonade (homemade or store-bought)
  • Lemon (sliced, for garnish)
  • Mint leaf

Watermelon Lemonade 1

Step 1: Cut the watermelon into chunks! Have some pity on your blender and make it as easy as possible (for the both of you 😉 ).

Watermelon Lemonade 2

Step 2: Admire that beauty! That color! That juiciness that makes you sample it before anything even makes it in the blender! Feel free to skip this step, heh.

Watermelon Lemonade 3

Step 3: Once you’ve added as much watermelon as possible and still have the  lid fit, add a little bit of sugar to help sweeten up the whole drink. I used 3 tbsp of white, granulated sugar but you can adjust to taste.

Watermelon Lemonade 4

Step 4: Blend ‘er up! I kept adding more watermelon as the existing pieces leveled out, and added about a quarter to half watermelon.

Watermelon Lemonade 8

Step 5: Freeze some ice cubes! You might want to do this like, right now if you have the chance. They take about 4 hours to freeze, so be prepared! Fill the ice cube tray with lemonade to add a little tang to the watermelon juice.

Watermelon Lemonade 5

Step 6: Garnish it! Once the ice cubes had frozen, I added them to the watermelon juice, then added a mint leaf for color and aroma.

Watermelon Lemonade 6

Step 7: Add a thin lemon slice to add zesty brightness and to accentuate that lemonade flavor in the drink!

Watermelon Lemonade 9

Aaaand that’s it! I hope you try this summer refresher – it’s cool, sweet, and (relatively) healthy too! Visit a few other posts for delicious dessert and darnedy-fun DIY projectss! xoxo

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