Watermelon Cooler Slushy
This watermelon slushy is just perfect for hot summer days! Watermelon, ice, and a bit of lime juice are simply blended together in this quick treat.
This watermelon slushy is just perfect for hot summer days! Watermelon, ice, and a bit of lime juice are simply blended together in this quick treat.
Substitute limeade concentrate, and add ginger ale or a citrus soda, to make it even more refreshing. I also froze watermelon chunks so did not need ice cubes, but did need the ginger ale to make it go through the blender. I also omitted the salt from the blender batch, and added it to taste to the finished drink. This is good!Read More
I grew up making watermelon-lime slushies with frozen pieces of watermelon rather than bothering with ice. The flavor turns out better and stronger that way.
Substitute limeade concentrate, and add ginger ale or a citrus soda, to make it even more refreshing. I also froze watermelon chunks so did not need ice cubes, but did need the ginger ale to make it go through the blender. I also omitted the salt from the blender batch, and added it to taste to the finished drink. This is good!
REFRESHING! I tripled the ice to make it more slushy and didn't add all the sugar at once, but to taste. I also stuck the leftovers in the freezer and let thaw for 10 minutes, then added a small amount of water and poured into a glass. Either way, I will be making this again when I have more watermelon than I know what to do with!
This is excellent with the changes I made. I used frozen strawberries instead of ice cubes. Also used 3 T. lime juice instead of 1/3 cup.
This recipe is very refreshing.I did find that the sugar needed adjusting according to the sweetness of the melon. I added only half the sugar initially then adjusted to my own taste.
I used lemon juice, didn't have lme, omitted the salt and only measured the melon, but eyeballed everything else. Came out fantastic! So refreshing and delish. It'such a great and simple way to use up extra watermelon that is lying in the fridge! thanks for sharing your recipe!
We had 3/4 of a smallish watermelon that was not getting eaten so I scooped all in melon out (probably around five cups' worth), and I added 12 ice cubes, the juice of half a lime, around 2 TBS sugar, and no salt. It was plenty sweet as the watermelon was really sweet. And half a lime was enough for us, any more would have been overpowering. Thanks for sharing, Olivia! I think I prefer drinking my watermelons!
This is pretty good. 1/3 cup of lime was a little too much so I would cut that back to maybe 1/4 cup. I also could have cut the amount of sugar due to the ripeness of the watermelon. My 3 boys really liked it and it was a great way to get a large amount of watermelon out of a crowded fridge, not to mention the fact that it's better for them to drink than kool-aid!!!
A bit too much lime juice. Will cut it next time
We added 1 container yogurt to give it some thickness.
Very refreshing drink. The drink is much better when you freeze the watermelon and add it instead of ice cubes. I give the recipe 5 stars when done that way!
Delicious delicious delicious. It is so refreshing and exactly what I wanted. Fresh lime juice is key.
Great refreshing drink. If you wanted to make this a big boy drink, put some watermelon vodka in it.
This was pretty good! I substituted three handsful of frozen strawberries for the ice cubes, as other reviewers suggested. I also only had bottled lime juice, so I used 1/4 cup of that, which tasted like the right amount. I am glad I didn't use more. I subbed agave nectar for the sugar to make it a little healthier. My husband agreed that it would taste better spiked with alcohol, but the kids all enjoyed it, it was a nice treat for them and a great way to use up extra watermelon. Thanks!
this was absolutely delish and very healthy for my grandfather! As for me, i added a shot of Absolute Vodka and it definitely hit the spot!
This drink was absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing this great summertime drink. It was very light and refreshing.
Very refreshing on a hot summer evening.
was really good, i added about a dozen cut up fresh strawberries
Wonderful, but I did cut back a bit on the lime. We have a son who doesn't really like fruit, but LOVED htis drink! I just smiled as he gulped it down.
I wasn't too crazy about the lime juice, but it's good. I think my husband would love this though! Next time I will probably not add as much of the lime juice though. Strawberries would be delicious in this!
I forgot to add sugar and I added frozen strawberries instead of ice. It tasted great!
The best I can do is give this one an OK. It is just OK, not great.
This was really really good! I checked my watermelon the night before I intended to make it to make sure it was good and sweet - that's key for making this with little sugar. I froze the watermelon in chunks and then blended them with the lime juice, about half the amount of sugar, and some soda water. The kids LOVED it and so did the adults. A great refreshing treat on a hot summer day, without too many calories. Thanks!
This is so good! I used 3 cups of watermelon 3 cups of frozen strawberries and lemon instead of lime..
I loved this recipe. Here's a suggestion for you. Use balled ice from Sonic. It blends really easily and fast. My daughter's thought this was the best treat ever!!! Delicious!
not too bad, but not a lot of taste...
A refreshing way to get rid of unwanted watermelon. I used lemon juice instead of lime cutting it to 3 T. and omitted the salt. You need to adjust the sugar depending on the sweetness of the melon. Some of the kids wouldn't touch it - others loved it.
Wow! This was suprisingly good and extremely refreshing!! The other plus: it's super easy to make :)
My kids loved this! Next time I will make it with more ice, it really all that slushy... just cold
Being in Germany we miss a lot of stuff from the States and this gives us as close a taste of home as we can get :) Hubby LOVES this recipe
Pretty good, but nothing spectacular. I added some raspberries cause I had them around - that was nice. Also - recipe does not yield the number of servings it says - 1/2 recipe only made 1 serving.
This had a bit of an ... earthy taste. I love watermelon and lime but, I don't know, this one really didn't do it for me. Sure was pretty though.
Looks great in my opinion! Cant wait to taste it!!
Yum! A splash or three of Midori in this deserves a 6th star!
Amazing!!! My ice machine doesn't make very small crushed ice so I fallowed the reviews and used frozen watermelon instead. It was a huge hit!
I didn't use the salt, and substituted frozen strawberries for the ice cubes. This was good, but very tangy from the lime, so I also added about 1/8c of agave to sweeten it a bit. Very refreshing.
I made this and added some fresh strawberries and froze chunks of watermelon to avoid using ice cubes as others had suggested...it was awful! I was unsure of adding salt, so I only added a dash...all I could taste was salt. I had to add more watermelon and strawberries to dilute the salt flavor. Even after everything it was still awful! We tried to make it an adult drink and added some vodka...nothing helped. My advise...eat your watermelon the old fashioned way, and avoid this recipe.
ver refreshing and wonderful for hot summer days. Made just like recipe instructed. DH and I loved this. This recipe is also a good way to use up and remaining watermelon you have leftover that otherwise would go to waste. Thank you so much for sharing!! Will make every summer!
oohhh yeah, this is good. the first batch i didn't have limes, so i used some margarita mix i had on hand, then the 2nd batch i put some apple flavored vodka - and i like it mucho! i think the pinch of salt kicks up the watermelon flavor a notch.
Loved it! I had some watermelon that was a bit overripe for just plain eating, and it worked great in this recipe. I didn't measure the lime juice, just used the juice from 2 limes. Very refreshing drink to go with our grilled salmon salads tonight for dinner! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
i love the slushy but the worst part about it is the seeds go up into the straw and thats why i did't really like it.
This is a perfect way to use up extra watermelon! The slushy was so refreshing. I will definitely be making this again! It would be a perfect summer cookout drink.
Flavor pretty good, texture....odd. We won't make it again. Thanks though!
Ours was a bit too sweet, but that could depend on the watermelon used. It was good and I'm sure we'll make it again when we have lots of watermelon!
Ditto to the solution of "too much leftover watermelon". I took the advice of others and used frozen watermelon "cubes" instead of ice. Otherwise, I followed the recipe except for us adults. I added about 3/4 cup of frozen vodka (during the blending process), which made a really refreshing summertime cocktail! :-)~ (Using flavored vodkas would work well, too, I'd think.)
I made this for our family and no one liked it. I can't quite pinpoint what wasn't good about it, it just wasn't.
It was fun!
Great and quick! My family loved this so much I had to make it twice. It is now one of the children's favorite. Wonderful at the end of a hot summer day.
Used frozen watermelon as suggested, and omitted the ice. Delicious!
Good for a watermelon-lovers, but for guests try adding different fruit or frozen fruit juice concentrate. We also tripled the ice for a smoothie consistency. A great base recipe. I added vodka!
I thought these were perfect as written. I rimmed the glasses with sugar added lime slice for garnish and voila - a great non-alcoholic summer treat!
This was seriously yummy and refreshing. My son who revolts against any kind of fruit even loved it. I used Splenda instead of sugar and added vodka for the grown-ups.
Very good! Very cool and refreshing drink. I will be making this a lot this summer! Thank you for the recipe.
WOW!!! This is refreshing and delicious! I will make this often. I used lemon juice because I didn't have any limes. I served them in "frozen" mugs straight from the freezer and everyone loved them!
Very nice cooler. Wanted to replace the ice with frozen watermelon but didn't have any so I used frozen strawberries instead. Umm Umm Good.
This is awesome for hot summer days! I omitted the salt and pretty much just eyeballed everything for 1 serving in my magic bullet. Great recipe, thanks for sharing. Will DEFINITELY make again...and again!
Wow this is so refreshing and a great way to use up my watermelon. I didn't add as much sugar as called for. The lime is a fabulous addition and really brings out the flavors. It could use more ice depending on how slushy you want this. The kids loved it! Thank you!
This is so good! Extremely refreshing! It doesn't need the salt though but still yummy!
Yummy! Kids liked making it and drinking it.
It was cold and sweet, but it just wasn't strong enough flavor for our tastes. My hubby said it was trying to be lemonade, just missing the extra flavor.
Light, refreshing, tasty. Not really a fan of watermelon, but I liked this. Perfect for a hot day, when you just can't quench your thirst and is quick and easy to prepare. Mine wasn't true slushy consistency, but adding more ice cubes might help with that.
This is our new favorite summer drink. So easy & refreshing!!! HUGE HIT at a picnic. We took a gallon of it. It requires a lot of watermelon to make even a cup so buy a lot. For the adults, a splash of cucumber vodka made it extra tasty.
Way too much lime, next time I will cut it in half and add less sugar too.
Oh, this is a good one! We had a watermelon that nobody was eating. I chopped it up, put it in the blender with some ice, blended it, added some bottled lime juice and sugar and....voila! The kids really liked it. I always wondered how watermelon juice was made. Thanks Olivia.
its very good i replaced lime with lemon and its ok
I left out the salt and sweetened it with honey instead of sugar. It tasted like a Watermelon Limeade! I may take the suggestion of others and add flavored vodka or Midori next time I make it.
I've been making smoothies all summer- this is my favorite so far! I added about a cup of frozen strawberries, and left out the sugar and salt. Delicious and refreshing!
This is great I have already tried it. It is a great way to cool down on a warm day, after being outside for a while! I would just add 2 or 3 tablespoons of sugar!
DO NOT PUT SALT IN !!!!! The teeny tiny pinch of salt made this taste like sea-water. I will continue my search for a refreshing watermelon based summer thirst quencher.
So nice and refreshing! I omitted the sugar and was sweet enought for us.
I enjoyed this drink. I took the advice of the other reviews and I used half the fresh lime juice. I really enjoyed it. It was a nice way to use up an over abundance of watermelon.
This is a fun/refreshing summer drink. On Fridays I like to add vodka or rum! It's just my husband and I for now so when I buy a whole watermelon (if they're on sale) I cube and put bags in the freezer, that way I can use them in lieu of ice as others suggested. I have used limeade concentrate and lime juice, both are good. I also will add other fruit from the fridge (berries, melon, etc.). I like that there isn't lots of sugar in this drink aside from the natural sugars in the fruit, it really doesn't need it!
Been making this refreshing summer slush for the last 3 years now, and I can't believe I haven't ever reviewed it! Like most reviewers, I use frozen watermelon cubes, which make for the perfect slushy consistency. Always omitting the salt, I prefer using limeade concentrate and a scant bit of sugar to taste, as well as a little water to help it blend smoothly. My 5 year-old DD requested this tonight after a busy night of riding her bike, and I was happy to oblige! This also makes for a great adult frozen concoction too!
Too much lime.
It was pretty good. It is more like watermelon lemonade.
just tried this with leftover watermelon that I needed to get used up. next time I will leave out the sugar it was pretty sweet, but the melon was a very sweet one, so I only used 2 tablespoons rather than the 1/4 cp. but overall I loved it, it was refreshing, and I added some fresh snipped mint from my garden, that was a nice touch. Love the idea of freezing the melon, that someone posted may try that next time to. I didn't have limes on hand so I used fresh squeezed lemons, might add one more of those as well [I used 2] Will try this again, with some tweaking, but great idea!! Thank you!
I though it was great just the way it was
Great way to use up watermelon that's gotten a bit mushy... Lime juice is a good add. I'd add sugar to taste.
I did not care for the lime juice in it.
This is so good as written. Made it once with lemon juice I had on hand and it was delicious! This is a must try!
I've never actually drank any of this (yet). My mother-in-law is currently in hopsice care and is pretty much living off of this stuff. When nothing else tasted good, she relied on this. This also helped calm the coughing (she has tumors on her lungs) and she said it made her throat feel so much better. Now that she can't swallow solids, this and water are all she can get down. Because it has made the end of her life so much better, this recipe should get six stars. MIL is a health nut and stopped eating processed sugar a while ago, so we use honey instead of sugar. We also would freeze the cubed watermelon and use very little ice. Sometimes we'd throw in a few mint leaves. Add some rum with the mind and you've got a frozen watermelon mojito.
I liked the ease of preparation. The taste was good, but it did not need any sugar.
My first taste of this was fantastic but then I kept on tasting salt. My husband said "yuck, all I taste is salt". I put in the exact amount per the recipe. I would recommend leaving it out entirely or using it very sparingly, I am not sure it there is a need to add it at all. The lime & the watermelon taste nice together & I will make it again, minus salt!!
Everyone who tried it, loved it. Added the sugar until it tasted to my preference. What was left over kept for a few days
Good and refreshing. I love this drink. I've even made it with fresh lemons and even lemonade and it tastes just as good. The lime juice gives it more of a lighter taste. For adult beverages add a bit of vodka or coconut rum and you will LOVE this summertime drink. Easy to make and great for family get togethers.
Great use for sketchy over ripe watermelon. Cube it, throw the whole bowl in the freezer while you do something for about an hour, stick it in the blender with the juice of one or two limes (for about four cups of watermelon cubes, I used about 1/4 cup). Give a few grinds of the salt shaker and blend it up. No need for ice cubes. Don't forget the salt, if you have been sweating, it is good for you.
Delicious!! I took another reviewer's suggestion and added frozen strawberries in place of the ice cubes and kept the rest of the ingredients the same, outstanding! My kids loved it too. This made so much that I used the leftovers and made popsicles out of them... talk about a treat... and so much better for you than most of the popsicles you get from the store.
This drink is super refreshing and easy to make. I don't add as much sugar, and I think the extra tanginess of the lime is perfect.
Absolutely fantastic! I squeezed the juice from 2 limes in place of the lime juice and used organic sugar.
Very delicious! Thanks for sharing!
very refreshing, made non alcoholic but it can be added 8/4/2013 Glenn's 2nd Annual Beer Bash
Add a little more sugar. Way to much lime juice. add a little more ice. Next time I will do less lime juice than the recipe says. And maybe no salt.
its 2ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good
Good but cut back on the lime juice a little.
Instead of sugar, I used 1/4 t powdered stevia -so refreshing!
the recipe is simple and easy to make. anyone can do it which is nice.
Great! Light and refreshing.... I added some lime spritzer to top it off..... yum
This was really good but we made some new changes. We used about 1/2 cup of Z-Up and about 1/4 cup of lime juice, other than that it was amazing. One thing that was disappointing was that it came out more like a regular drink than a slushy.