Watermelon Cucumber Slushie

A watermelon, cucumber, mint and lime slushie with superior thirst-quenching properties. A light, cool and refreshing treat to hydrate you any time of the day or night.

Both watermelon and cucumber are mellow; watermelon being the stronger of the two and the dominant flavor in the slushie. They need the subtle zing of the fresh mint and the burst of brightness from the lime juice plus a little sweetening up from sugar or stevia to bring out their best.

You can whisk up the juice to have on hand in your refrigerator and blend up with ice when the mood for a slushie strikes you.

Watermelon Cucumber Slushie

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 3-4 servings

Watermelon Cucumber Slushie

A watermelon, cucumber, mint and lime slushie with superior thirst-quenching properties.

INGREDIENTS:

1 small cucumber, peeled, seeds removed and cut into chunks
5-6 cups seedless watermelon cubes
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
2 - 3 tablespoons sugar (or stevia, to taste)
1 - 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
pinch of salt
3 - 4 cups ice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.* (You can store this in the refrigerator 2 days and use as needed.)
  2. Add ice and process until smooth and slushy making it as thin or as thick as you like. Serve immediately.
  3. *Optional step (I skipped): Before adding ice strain the mixture through a wire strainer pressing down with the back of a spoon to push it through. Discard the solids.

Notes:

Adapted from My Recipes

http://www.cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com/watermelon-cucumber-slushie/

Comments

  1. A Table in the Sun says

    After a long day of gardening in the California sun, this would be the perfect refresher. I juiced cucumber with cantaloupe this morning….lime and mint would have been a nice addition to this combo too.

  2. Cheese with Noodles says

    I actually have all the ingredients for this other than the watermelon! It wasn’t on sale yesterday, but it might be today. Will definitely need to try this when I get a good deal on watermelon. How is the texture of the unstrained solids? I know watermelon can be kind of weird when blended. Looks great though!
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