This no-sugar-added watermelon lime slush gets its fizz from a hit of coconut flavored sparkling water. It’s the perfect way to use up leftover watermelon!
If you look up the definition of summer, you’ll probably see a picture of a 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.Cool off with this no sugar needed Sparkling Watermelon Lime Slush!
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? 😍
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!
Sparkling Watermelon Lime Slush
- 2 cups frozen ripe watermelon cubed
- Juice of 1 large lime
- 1-1½ cups coconut sparkling water (I used a can of coconut LaCroix)
- Add the ripe watermelon cubes and lime juice to a blender. Blend on high until smooth.
- Pour in 1 cup sparkling water. Blend just to combine. Add more sparkling water to reach the desired consistency.
- Pour. Enjoy!
- 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.
This Sparkling Watermelon Lime Slush is an update on my original watermelon mint slush. Which one do you prefer?