Watermelon Slush is a dead-simple way to beat the sweltering summer heat.
It’s got just three ingredients, and I guarantee it’ll cool you down faster than you can fry an egg on a hot sidewalk.
The Inspiration For Watermelon Slush
Now, before we get into the recipe, picture this…
In July of 2010, I was sitting on a breezy balcony overlooking the azure waters of Dream Beach – yes, that’s the real name – on a small island off the coast of Bali. Waves from the Pacific Ocean crashed onto the beach, sending gentle mists of sea spray my way.
(Just down the island from Dream Beach!)
The sun was hot as my friends and I took a break from pedaling our bikes around the tiny island of Nusa Lembongan. I ordered a delicious glass of cold watermelon juice to quench my thirst.
It was sweet, tart, and cold in the best of ways. Brain freeze is a definite possibility!
I don’t know if it was the beach, the waves, the watermelon or what…
…but when I got home from that 2-1/2 week trip, I knew I had to recreate that little bit of watermelon slush heaven.
Now, here’s a fun factoid for you:
This Watermelon Slush recipe was the first-ever recipe I posted on Stupid Easy Paleo. That’s right…the inaugural recipe that started this whole crazyawesome thing!
And like a lot of my very early recipes, frankly, this one needed some updating. I’m not too proud to admit that Stupid Easy Paleo has been an absolute work in progress, one big experiment, since day one.
I’ve learned a TON about what makes for a good blog and drool-worthy photos since 2011…
…but I try to keep the original photos around so you really get that you don’t have to be perfect to start off.
How to Make this Watermelon Slush
This Watermelon Slush recipe is so easy. You’ll combine seedless watermelon – pick a good one! – and blend it up with lime juice and ice. That’s it!
For the easiest way to cut up a watermelon, check this out. This is how I learned to cut a watermelon when I worked in a grocery store produce department.
For best results, make this right before you plan on drinking it. And if you can pre-chill your glasses, even better.
Other Cool Summer Drinks
And if you’re into this watermelon slush idea, check out these other cool summer drinks:
If you’re not into watermelon, try making this with frozen strawberries for a non-alcoholic daiquiri!
Watermelon Slush (Paleo, Plant-Based)
Watermelon Slush is so cool and delicious, you'll want to make it for a hot summer day! Simply blend three ingredients together in the blender, pour into a tall glass, and enjoy. Get this easy summer recipe right now! Paleo, whole30, plant-based, and gluten-free.
- 2 cups watermelon seedless, chopped
- 1 lime juice
- 1 cup ice cubes about 6
Place the watermelon, lime juice, and ice cubes in a high-powered blender. Blend on high for 15 to 30 seconds until it has the consistency of a slushie.
Pour into chilled glasses and enjoy immediately. Garnish with a wedge of watermelon and lime if you're feeling fancy.
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