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These Watermelon Lime Slushies are the perfect combination of sweet and tart. With just four ingredients, these slushies are perfect for an easy summer drink!
Once the weather starts to warm up, Josh and I pick up at least one watermelon each week at the grocery store. I love having some with my breakfast or for a snack, but my favorite way to enjoy watermelon lately is in these slushies.
In fact, I’ve already made this recipe three times because we love it so much. The consistency is absolutely perfect and the taste is incredible!
You’ll only need four ingredients to make these slushies too. You’ll start with some frozen watermelon cubes, which is necessary to get the right consistency for this recipe. Sometimes I add ice to slushies, but the problem is that after so long the ice melts and tends to water down the drink. To avoid that, I used frozen watermelon instead of ice in this recipe and it worked perfectly!
So for this recipe, you’ll start by cutting up your watermelon and cubing it into smaller pieces. The best way to freeze the watermelon is to line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the cubed watermelon into an even layer on it, then pop it into the freezer for a few hours. This will prevent the watermelon pieces from sticking together into one large clump and you can easily measure it out. You’ll want to make sure to do this step a little ahead of time, the night before or even a couple hours ahead of time will work fine.
Next, you’ll add in some lime flavored sparkling water and fresh lime juice. Key lime or lime flavored sparkling water both work well in this recipe. You can feel free to use another flavor you love too! For just a touch of sweetness, I also added in a couple packets of Born Sweet Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener.
One thing that I love about Born Sweet Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener is that it’s made with real ingredients, nothing artificial. It adds the perfect touch of sweetness to smoothies, tea, and is even delicious sprinkled over some fresh fruit. Lately I’ve been adding a packet to my coffee in the mornings and it adds just the perfect amount of sweetness.
1 packet of Born Sweet Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener is about 1/4 teaspoon and equal to the sweetness of 2 teaspoons of sugar. For this recipe, I find that two packets is just the right amount of sweetness. If you prefer your drink a little sweeter, feel free to add in another packet!
If you prefer your slushie a little more tart, you can add in a little extra lime juice. The full recipe will make two servings, but you can halve the recipe or even double it! I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!
Watermelon Lime Slushies
- 3 cups cubed seedless watermelon frozen
- ¾ cup lime or key lime flavored sparkling water
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 packets Born Sweet Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener
- Add all of the ingredients to the canister of a blender and blend until it has reached your desired consistency.
- Pour into two glasses. Serve and enjoy!