[Lemonade Day Detroit] Watermelon Lemonade Slush

Summer is just around the corner. Really, it’s next month! I don’t know about you, but hot days here call for one of three things: Watermelon, slushies, and lemonade.

What better way to get some of America’s favorite summer treats together than combining them all and making a Watermelon Lemonade slush? This does require a little pre-planning and 5 simple ingredients, but I’m betting a few are already in your kitchen.

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Watermelon Lemonade Slush
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Serves: 5
 
Ingredients
  • 3 lemons, juiced (or remove seeds, and just peel it if you want to add the lemons into the slush)
  • 20 oz watermelon, cubed and seeds removed
  • 3 cups cold water
  • mint leaves (optional)
  • For Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup sugar (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. Put the watermelon in a storage or freezer bag, and place it in the freezer. Freeze for at least 6 hours.
  2. In saucepan, stir the water and sugar together and mix until it starts to boil. Let cool.
  3. In blender add lemon juice or lemon pieces. Add water and half of the simple syrup mix. Turn on blender until thoroughly blended.
  4. Remove watermelon from freezer. If all the pieces are stuck together, just throw the bag on the counter a few times (or bash it with a skillet....it's already dead, it'll be ok.)
  5. Put frozen chunks into the blender with the lemonade mixture, and blend until well combined.
  6. Sample the slush to see if it needs more of the syrup mixture. (or save it for guests to add what they like.)
  7. Serve with mint leaves. (optional)

The end result looks something like this:

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If you’re hungry for more information about Lemonade Day, visit Detroit.LemonadeDay.org to register and get your questions answered!

Enjoy!

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