Delicious watermelon slushie made with just 4 ingredients: fresh watermelon, lime juice, mint leaves and dates. It's a super refreshing and healthy drink.
I love summer so much and I would be so happy living in the tropics, but when it's really hot, I really need something cold to beat the heat. Water is the best choice, however, I crave something more fancy sometimes and I've been obsessed with this watermelon slushie lately.
It's made with just 4 ingredients, so delicious, refreshing and also super healthy as is naturally sweetened with dates. I prefer to freeze the mixture instead of using ice cubes because it tastes better and has a higher fruit content.
If you're in a hurry, you can always add some ice cubes to your blender, blend and enjoy the slushie right away, but I invite you to try my recipe because is out of this world and loaded with nutrients.
The watermelon, lime and mint combo is amazing, and I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of mint. Lemon juice is also a good choice and you could also omit the dates or add any other sweetener you have on hand.
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- 2 pounds fresh watermelon, cubed
- The juice of 2 limes
- 2 Medjool dates
- 1 handful fresh mint leaves
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into a shallow tray and freeze for about 2 to 3 hours uncovered. Stir every hour until it gets a slushie consistency. Time may vary depending on your freezer or the tray you're using. The thinner the tray, the quicker it will freeze into a slushie consistency.
- Serve immediately or keep it in a sealed container in the fridge for 5 to 7 days. Let come back to slushie consistency at room temperature before serving.
- Seedless watermelon works best for this recipe, but feel free to use any kind of watermelon and strain the mixture before freezing it.
- Lemon juice can be used instead of lime juice.
- Dates are optional and any other sweetener is okay.
Alex Ramos says
This one also very simple and looks very refreshing. The dates are definitely a different touch from what grandma used to make. A small touch of vodka might make it even better. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Alex! You're so welcome! Dates are my favorite sweetener 🙂 Have a nice day!
Ashley Hoober says
I never thought of this! how creative and smart
Hi Ashley! Thanks a lot 🙂 Have a nice day!