Watermelon Lime Slushie, this simple and healthy treat is summer in a glass! With the perfect slushie texture and only 3 ingredients this easy to make and family friendly recipe is sure to be a hit.
Watermelon, Lime, Slushie? Count me in. I can tell you those are three things that are more than delicious in my book and a match made in heaven.
Something about a Slushie reminds me of summer and childhood. As a kid I was a Slushie lover to the core. I would ride my bike to the Circle K around the corner quite often.
My flavor of choice was always half red and half blue. Sometimes I would even top it off with a bit of the Coca Cola just to get a taste. Now my Circle K Slushie days may be over but that doesn’t mean I can’t reminisce with this healthier alternative.
These are the perfect combination of sweet and tart and have that classic Slushie texture. The best part they are easy to make and come together in just 5 minutes.
- Frozen Watermelon – I simply cut mine in square chunks before freezing. You don’t want them to be too large so they can blend a little easier.
- Coconut Water – Make sure to buy the pure unsweetened kind so you can control the sweetness. You can find this is the natural section at pretty much any store.
- Lime – Roll your lime on the counter a few times before juicing, this helps to release more juice!
- Maple Syrup – This is an optional ingredient but adds a great flavor. Depending on the sweetness and ripeness of your watermelon you may not feel you need it.
Watermelon Lime Slushie
- 3 cups frozen watermelon
- ¾-1 cup coconut water
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup (optional)
- Into the blender place your watermelon, maple syrup, lime juice and 3/4 cup coconut water. Blend until desired texture adding more coconut water and scarping down the sides as needed.
- Depending on your blender you may need to add the extra coconut water. Just simply add little bits at a time until you achieve your desired consistency. Minimal liquid will help you get a more slushie like texture.
- Prep time and total time does not include the time you may need to freeze watermelon. I simply cut my watermelon into cubes and placed them into a freezer bag and froze them overnight.
- Depending on the sweetness and ripeness of your watermelon you may not need the maple syrup. Agave syrup would work as well if you don't have maple syrup on hand.