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.
- 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
- Put the watermelon in a storage or freezer bag, and place it in the freezer. Freeze for at least 6 hours.
- In saucepan, stir the water and sugar together and mix until it starts to boil. Let cool.
- In blender add lemon juice or lemon pieces. Add water and half of the simple syrup mix. Turn on blender until thoroughly blended.
- 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.)
- Put frozen chunks into the blender with the lemonade mixture, and blend until well combined.
- Sample the slush to see if it needs more of the syrup mixture. (or save it for guests to add what they like.)
- Serve with mint leaves. (optional)
The end result looks something like this:
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