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Frozen Watermelon Drinks & Treats

June 23, 2015

Let's get #WatermelonWasted.

There are certain foods that I associate with summer. BBQ, watermelon and anything frozen are amongst my top 3 favorites. So when I have the opportunity to combine most of the together, I'm going to take full advantage of the situation.

The other day we bought one of the smallest watermelons we could find and ended up with somewhere between 20-25 cups of cubed watermelon. Since I'm a creative person (but mostly because we were out of popsicles and sherbet), I decided to make my own version of my summer classics with 5 ingredients or less.

Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade Slush

Serves 4+
  • 4-6 Cups Watermelon
  • 1 1/2 Cups Fresh (or frozen) Strawberries
  • 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar 
  • 2-3 Cups of Crushed Ice
  1. Combine lemon juice and sugar in a medium pan and boil until all the sugar has dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  2. Crush the ice, then Puree watermelon and strawberries.
  3. Mix in the lemon/sugar syrup.
  4. Serve immediately or freeze for at least 30 minutes.
  5. If freezing: Remove the pitcher from the freezer and allow the drink to thaw for about 1 hour. It should thaw enough for you to remove from the pitcher and puree in the blender. Serve.

Watermelon Sherbet

Makes about 2 pints
  • 4 Cups Watermelon
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  1. Combine water and sugar in a medium pan and boil until all the sugar has dissolved. Add lemon juice then set aside to cool.
  2. Puree watermelon and pour into a pan.
  3. Mix in the lemon/sugar syrup.
  4. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
  5. Remove the pan from the freezer and allow it to thaw for about 1 hour. (Note: It should thaw enough for you to break the mold with a gentle press)
  6. Puree enough that sherbet sticks to the spoon when turned upside down and serve.

Watermelon Popsicles

Before you freeze any leftovers from the Slushies and Sherbet mixes, pour it into a popsicle mold, then freeze it.

I ate so much of this stuff that I officially have brain freeze and I am completely #WatermelonWasted (mission accomplished).
Tell me your favorite watermelon recipes in the comments, or find me on the Twitter @LifeIsMyRunway.

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