Refreshing Watermelon Slushies

One blender and 4 ingredients — and you’ve got yourself an icy treat, perfect for a summer day. This super simple recipe for refreshing watermelon slushies is just what you need for creating a healthy and tasty summer treat!
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About This Watermelon Slushies Recipe

On a hot and humid summer day, nothing can beat a cool, refreshing drink. Especially if the drink is a tall pitcher of watermelon slushie! This is one of my go-to recipes for a super easy, tasty, and healthy drink.

To make this recipe, you only need 4 ingredients — cold, almost frozen, watermelon, a splash of freshly squeezed lime juice to balance the sweetness, some fresh mint leaves to make it a little more cooling, and some sparkling water to make it fizzy.

Besides being refreshing, this is also a super hydrating drink as watermelon is 92% water. It is juicy and sweet, the perfect treat to douse your thirst on a hot summer day.

Watermelon also contains numerous nutrients including a substantial amount of vitamins C and A that help combat free radicals and help keep your body healthy. This watermelon slushie is a hit for adults and kids alike. For adults, you can even turn this drink into a refreshing cocktail by adding a splash of tequila or vodka.

The best part? You can put this together in only 5 minutes!

This watermelon slushie is a perfect drink for a tranquil afternoon outdoor or even for a party dinner with friends.

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What You Need for This Watermelon Slushies Recipe

Watermelon Slushies Ingredients

Ingredient Notes

  • Watermelon: It is the perfect refreshing and thirst-quenching fruit for this slushie.
  • Sparkling Water: To add a few bubbles and make the drink fancier.
  • Lime Juice: To balance the sweetness of the watermelon and add a little bit of citrus flavor.
  • Mint: Mint leaves add a wonderful aroma to the drink and act as an additional coolant.

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Ingredient Substitutions

  • Sparkling Water: If you don’t like bubbles, you may use still water instead.
  • Lime: Lemon juice will work well too.

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How do I make this slushie frostier?

If you want your watermelon slushie frostier, you can add a few ice cubes. Avoid putting in too many as they will dilute the flavor and your drink will become watery. Another alternative is to use frozen watermelon.

Can I make this watermelon slushie in advance?

You can, but the watermelon slushie tastes best when it’s fresh.

Refreshing Watermelon Slushies

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Total Time 5 mins


This sweet and refreshing watermelon slushie with a hint of lime is the perfect summertime delight!

Yield: 2 servings


How To Make Watermelon Slushies Step By Step

  1. Place the watermelon and the mint leaves in the blender, and pulse until it becomes liquid.

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  2. Add the lime juice and sparkling water and mix well.

    Watermelon Slushies Step 2
  3. Pour into 2 glasses, garnish with fresh mint and lime slices if you wish. Enjoy!

    Watermelon Slushies Step 3


  • As the watermelon needs to be cold, almost frozen, I suggest dicing and placing it in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • If the watermelon is not sweet enough, or if you want it sweeter, just add a little bit of maple syrup or honey.