I love watermelon, and being Tongan, I especially love to drink my watermelon. It’s that time of the year where strawberries are coming out of our ears and watermelon out of our toes. What?! You’ve never heard that phrase before? We say it all the time in Tonga. Ok, well, maybe not all the time. Maybe I’m the only Tongan that says it. Maybe I’m just weird. Nevermind. No need to emphasize the obvious. Ignore the last 30 seconds of your life and just follow this recipe. It’s really good.
I found this recipe in a Taste Of Home magazine. You can find the original recipe here. Gather your ingredients. The seedless type of watermelon is preferable, unless you’re into the gritty thing. My life’s gritty enough, so I try to keep out as many watermelon seeds as I can.
Throw all your ingredients into the blender and press ON.
Phew, that’s better. I add the ice in after I blend up all the other ingredients – more space after it’s been blended. You can put as much or as little ice as you want. If you want the thick, brain-freeze consistency, then add a good 2 cups of ice. If you want just a cold, slightly thick drink, then hold back a little on the ice. 1 to 1 1/2 cups of ice should do it. Turn the blender on till your ice is all blended to smithereens.
I’ve never had to photograph a drink before. I think a sprig of mint would have completed the picture, but I don’t usually put that on my shopping list. Hopefully my (very limited) artistic abilities have portrayed the above beverage to be of the enticing and inviting nature. I’m not sure if I even know what I just said. If this drink looks good, bottoms up!
Difficulty: E-Z Prep Time: 10 mins. Servings: 6
2 cups of cubed seedless watermelon
1 pint of strawberries
1/3 cup of lemon juice (or a tart lemonade works)
1/3 cups of white sugar
1 1/2 to 2 cups of ice
Throw the first 4 ingredients in a blender and blend away. Add the ice in after and blend till you have the slushie to your desired thickness.