I have a problem. It’s a serious problem. There are days & times when I feel like it’s taking over my life. What is this problem you ask? I’m addicted to taking pictures of my kids. Seriously. Obsessed. I have memory cards upon memory cards full of their fresh little faces. My living room is flooded with photo albums, cataloging their accomplishments, their firsts, and everything in between. My walls are littered with my favorite shots of them. I just can’t help myself. What can I say? They’re my life’s work. That being said, there is one simple shot I have to get ever single summer.
Every summer, I have to snap a pic of each boy relishing in a slice of watermelon as it’s glorious juices run down their little cheeks and chins. There’s nothing better on a hot summer day to quench their thirst, and the look of pure joy on their faces just melts my heart. It’s their warm weather ambrosia. Knowing their infatuation with the stuff, it was inevitable that I’d try to branch out and see what I could come up with to do something a little ‘different’ with their favorite summer staple. Aaaaaand, watermelon slushies it was!
This frosty treat makes a refreshing ending to any summer meal. Simply scoop the slushy mixture into bowls or tall glasses and enjoy a refreshing dessert, all while still getting that melon flavor fix, albeit without all the dripping. Add a splash of vodka for an even sweeter summer adult beverage.
4 cups frozen watermelon cubes
2 tbsp lime juice
1/2-1 cup water
1 tbsp sugar, optional
1. Cube watermelon and freeze on a metal cookie sheet. Remove the frozen cubes from the cookie sheet and put them into a ziploc-ing freezer bag to store in the freezer.
2. Remove 4 cups of watermelon cubes and place in a blender. Add in the lime juice, 1/2 cup water, and sugar, if using. Blend until desired consistency. Add more water if needed.
3. Pour into two glasses and, if you’re feelin’ fancy, garnish each glass with a slice of lime!
( And don’t worry, I’ve already made sure to get in my fresh melon pictures for the summer! 😉 )
Perfect summer cooker:-)
I totally agree 🙂
My friends were just saying “What else can we do with all of this watermelon?!?!” 🙂
So glad I could be of help!
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These look super refreshing. I especially love how you used watermelon ice cubes!
I wish I would known about putting the watermelon cubes on a cookie sheet before freezing. Now mine are all stuck together, so making this for my company tomorrow. Followed you here from Tickle my Tastebuds Tuesday.
Yum, this is perfect for the warm september days we’re having here in the UK at the moment.
I have the same issue as you, except for me it’s my cat! Which is a little more on the crazy side haha
Shared at the Weekend Potluck Party: http://www.thebetterbaker.blogspot.com/2014/09/pumpkin-pie-baked-oatmeal-weekend.html
I’m a cohost for Wake Up Wednesday — thanks for sharing! I love slushies. My fave is grape from Sonic Drive In. I will save this recipe for future reference. I am also nominating your post to be one of the features of the week of our upcoming party!
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ewww. I am going to have to make this tomorrow. I have a bunch of watermelon I can freeze tonight. And I am pinning.
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