Sparkling Watermelon Lime Slush

This watermelon slush with lime gets its sparkle from a hit of coconut sparkling water.
Watermelon Slush with Lime and Coconut

If you look up the definition of summer, you’ll probably see a picture of watermelon. It’s one of the true pleasures of the season. Rich in heart health boosting lycopene, watermelon is an excellent source of  vitamins A and C. And despite the sweetness, a cup of watermelon has just 45 calories. Hard to believe but it’s true. This is all good but if you’re like me you eat it because it tastes good.

I tend to buy too much of it and end up with extra. A few years ago in my single girl apartment, in July I started freezing chunks of leftover watermelon. After eating as much as my belly could take right off the rind, I’d make watermelon salad then a frozen dessert (a granita).

Because I can’t let good watermelon go to waste, I cut the watermelon and freeze the cubes. I can use the frozen fruit as ice cubes but I love to toss them into a blender to make this easy watermelon slush. You can add mint, basil or other flavors to mix it up. This method will also work well for cantaloupe, honeydew and pineapple.

Before I get to the recipe, can we take a moment to appreciate just how pretty it is? 😍

Watermelon Slush with Lime and Coconut

Join me today at 12:30 PM Eastern as I go live on Sharecare’s Facebook page to show you how to make this easy watermelon slush recipe. I’ll also be chatting about why and how to stay hydrated in these dog days of summer! If you’re late to the party, catch the replay in the same spot.

It’s summertime. Say cheers to the weekend with this cool, refreshing drink!

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Sparkling Watermelon Lime Slush
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  • 2 cups frozen ripe watermelon, cubed
  • Juice of 1 large lime
  • 1-1½ cups coconut sparkling water (1-12 oz. can)


  1. Add the ripe watermelon cubes and lime juice to a blender. Blend on high until smooth.
  2. Pour in 1 cup coconut sparkling water. Blend just to combine. Add more sparkling water to reach the desired consistency.
  3. Pour. Enjoy!
  4. NOTE: I didn't need any sugar in this recipe because the watermelon I got was very sweet. Feel free to add a little honey or your favorite sweetener if your watermelon is not super sweet.
Recipe Type: Beverage

This Sparkling Watermelon Lime Slush is an update on my original watermelon mint slush. Which one do you prefer?

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Watermelon Slush with Lime and Coconut

6 Comments on Sparkling Watermelon Lime Slush

  1. Farrah
    July 22, 2016 at 9:25 PM (9 months ago)

    This is so pretty + would most definitely hit the spot right now! It’s so hot!!

    • Marisa
      July 23, 2016 at 2:07 PM (9 months ago)

      Yes! It’s part of my ATL Summer Survival Kit!!

  2. Meiko
    July 28, 2016 at 4:37 PM (9 months ago)

    Looks so refreshing. Make that next time I come out and add a lil extra fun juice 🙂

  3. Hope
    July 29, 2016 at 4:56 PM (9 months ago)

    Love this, its soooo refreshing! Can it be done with iced pineapple? what are some other fruits you can use?

    • Marisa
      July 29, 2016 at 5:09 PM (9 months ago)

      Haven’t tried it with pineapple yet but cantaloupe and honeydew melon both work well! I’d try pineapple but add a bit more liquid to the mix


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