How to Make a Slushie with Watermelon

Happy Summer my friend! There’s nothing quite like a refreshing slushie on a warm day, and today, I’m going to show you how to make an absolutely delightful fruit slushie with watermelon.

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This simple yet delicious recipe is perfect for cooling down and enjoying the sweet, hydrating goodness of watermelon. Plus, it’s super quick and easy to make. So, let’s go!

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Ingredients Needed for a Slushie with Watermelon

  • 4 cups of watermelon, cubed and seeded
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • Mint leaves for garnish
ingredients for watermelon slushie

Step-by-Step Slushie Instructions

Prepare the Watermelon:

Start by cutting your watermelon into cubes. Make sure to remove any seeds if your watermelon isn’t seedless. You’ll need about 4 cups of these lovely, juicy cubes.

Blend the Watermelon:

Place the watermelon cubes in a blender and pulse or blend for just a few seconds.

Add Ice and Honey:

Add the ice cubes and honey to the blender. Blend again until everything is well combined and you have a smooth, icy mixture.

Adjust Sweetness:

Taste your slushie mixture and decide if it needs a bit more sweetness. If so, add more honey to taste and blend again.

Optional Freezing:

For an extra frosty treat, pour your mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze for about 30 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes to keep that slushie texture just right.


Pour your watermelon slushie into glasses.

Garnish each glass with some fun sprinkles and a few fresh mint leaves for a touch of elegance and extra freshness.


Serve your slushies immediately and enjoy the refreshing drink!

Tips for the Perfect Watermelon Slushie

  • Choose a Ripe Watermelon: The sweeter and juicier your watermelon, the better your slushie will taste. Look for a watermelon that’s heavy for its size and has a deep, hollow sound when tapped.
  • Room Temperature Ingredients: For the best blending results, make sure your watermelon cubes are at room temperature. This helps them blend more smoothly.
  • Don’t Overblend: Be careful not to overblend your slushie, as this can cause the mixture to become too watery. Blend just until everything is smooth and combined.

Why Watermelon Slushies are the Best

Watermelon slushies are not only incredibly refreshing, but they also pack a punch of health benefits. Watermelon is rich in vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as antioxidants and amino acids. It’s also a great source of hydration, making it the perfect ingredient for a summer slushie.

Slushie Customization Ideas

One of the best things about this watermelon slushie recipe is how easy it is to customize. Here are a few ideas to make it your own:

Add Other Fruits

Feel free to toss in some other fruits for additional flavors. Strawberries and pineapple make wonderful additions and pair beautifully with watermelon. Simply add a cup of your chosen fruit to the blender with the watermelon cubes.

Make it a Cocktail

For a grown-up twist, add a splash of rum or vodka to your slushie. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy a summer evening with friends. Just add your preferred spirit to the blender along with the other ingredients and blend until smooth.

Creamy Watermelon Slushie

For a creamy version, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a splash of coconut milk to the blender. This creates a richer, more indulgent slushie that’s perfect for dessert.

Adjust the Sweetness

Everyone’s taste buds are different, so don’t hesitate to adjust the sweetness to your liking. Add more honey if you prefer a sweeter drink, or leave it out if your watermelon is sweet enough on its own.

There you have it – a simple, refreshing, and delicious watermelon slushie that’s perfect for any hot day. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, hosting a summer party, or just in need of a cool treat, this slushie is sure to hit the spot.

So grab your blender, some fresh watermelon, and get ready to enjoy this delightful drink. Cheers to a refreshing summer!

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