Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Watermelon Lemonade Slushy



Do you know what day today is?? Yes it's Martha Stewart's birthday, but do you know what else today is? National Watermelon Day! What perfect timing, 110+ degree heat advisories this week have left me with little desire to cook or eat much of anything. A watermelon lemonade slushy on the other hand, sounds like just the thing to beat the summer heatwave. So pull out your blenders and whip up a batch of slushies!

Watermelon Lemonade Slushy
Serves about 6
Ingredients:
4 cups watermelon, pureed and strained
4 cups  ice cubes
 2/3cup frozen lemonade concentrate
1 cup cold water

For an adult version: leave out the water and add 4oz. each of vodka and limoncello.  
 

Method:
Puree watermelon in a blender. Strain through a mesh strainer. (You can skip this step if you want, but it will be harder to sip through a straw if it's not strained.)
In blender on medium speed, blend together watermelon, ice, lemonade concentrate, and water until ice breaks down. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Cheers Martha, but I'm celebrating watermelon today!

10 comments:

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

Umm... I have been living a sheltered life. I *need* this.

Yoyo said...

Thanks!!!!

Christina said...

Found this on Pinterest. Just tried it today for my girls. They loved it! Will try the 'adult' version later this evening:)

Nia said...

This recipe is so great and the way that you make it is fun. It's awesome and it's a great summer time recipe. It's also something new that I'll try as keeping to my promise to make more fun drinks.

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Laurel said...

This must be what heaven would look like if you poured it into a jar. Mmmm.

Laurel
http://www.abundantempress.blogspot.com

Phyllis said...

Yummy. Thanks

Luisa said...

Hi there. Just found your great blog. I am from the UK, and, as far as I know, we don't get the concentrated lemonade here. Do you have any alternative suggestions? Not that we normally get the summer weather here for this drink, but this recipe has made me dare to dream!

Half Baked said...

Hi Luisa, You could try juicing some lemons and sweetening them with a little simple syrup. It should taste pretty much the same as the lemonade concentrate.

Enlighten Photography said...

Hi Luisa....
do you have Kool-Aid there in the UK? that is the same thing. They have lemonade packets. Try that.

Marissa @ Life is Fantasmic said...

YUM!!! Pinned! I would love for you to share this at my Saturday Dishes Link Party this weekend! This week’s theme will be Mocktails & Kid-Friendly Drinks! Feel free to share other old or new posts that fit the theme as well if you have them! (:

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