Make the coolest, easiest, summer watermelon slush that everyone loves and enjoys. Make this watermelon slushie on the hottest days and enjoy every sip.
When we get home, the first couple of days are all about watermelon slices and watermelon sherbet. Slowly, the liking intensity vanes and we look for new ideas like smoothie and curry. Finally, we have reached only halfway through it!
By then, all of us have had our watermelon fill. This is when we start freezing the cubes and then blending them as slashes. Since the process allows us a couple of weeks’ gap from the watermelon repertoire, we enjoy the cold slush more.
What is a slush?
There are two ways of making a slushie, shaving the ice and poring the flavour drink over it is one way. The other is to chill the flavouring drink and blend it up to fill a cup. The second method is what we have used to make this watermelon slush.
Ingredients to make slush
Let’s make slushie:
Herbs: the choisiest combination with watermelon is fresh mint leaves. This brings a lot of freshness to the recipe. However, of later I am fond of the rosemary-infused ones as they are a bit more subtle.
Berries: instead of just having watermelon try a handful of frozen berries of your choice added to it. The slight tartness of the berries brings the sweetness of watermelon to life. You can have just raspberries, strawberries or mulberries added to it or a mix of berries.
Alcoholic: this is not a regular version and though not a huge favourite of mine, was asked by my readers. Vodka is the best to combine with watermelon.
- 2 cup watermelon cubed and de seeded
- 1 tbsp Lemon juice
- Wash and peel the green part of the watermelon skin.
- Cut the flesh into cubes.
- Place them on a plate and freeze for 4-6 hours.
- Once frozen, blend the cubes.
- When smooth, add the lemon juice and mix well.
- Scoop into cups and serve with a straw.
What to do with all that watermelon peel?
The watermelon rind and peel are equally edible. You could use the white part to replace cucumbers in salads or ashgourd in curries like aviyal and porichakozhambu. We love to make a watermelon we light and easy watermelon rind sabji. If possible we add the white part to smoothies and neer moor too. The peel being a bit thicker, is better to be used cooked. We grind it to make a fantastic thogayal. Again, if you cube and cook the peel and freeze you can use it in curries later.
If you proclaim the arrival of summer just like I do, don’t hesitate to carry taht huge watermelon home. For sure we can find multiple ways to cool down with it. If you enjoy making this slush do leave us a comment.
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