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?
This is so pretty + would most definitely hit the spot right now! It’s so hot!!
Yes! It’s part of my ATL Summer Survival Kit!!
Looks so refreshing. Make that next time I come out and add a lil extra fun juice 🙂
Love this, its soooo refreshing! Can it be done with iced pineapple? what are some other fruits you can use?
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
I happen to LOVE watermelon. What a great drink for the HOT weather. Love the combination of lime too. This would be great to serve with the weekend brunch.
The lime is a nice flavor contrast. Thanks for stopping by!
Lisa | Garlic & Zest
Totally my kind of summer treat! I love that you freeze the watermelon into cubes — that’s a genius idea!
I keep a stash of melon cubes in the freezer all summer long for slushies or fruit “ice” cubes in water 🙂
Natanja || Home Baked Bliss
This looks incredibly refreshing! Perfect for those hot days we have been having here in Switzerland. Will definitely give this a try!
I didn’t know it got hot in Switzerland. I would love to visit one day.
I love that you didn’t add sugar to the slush. Looks so refreshing for summer! I need to make it asap!
When watermelon is that ripe, there’s no need for sugar. It was sweet as candy! 🙂
This is surely a summer pleasure! Not sure if I can find sparkling coconut water but how about adding some sparkling orange or peach juice instead?
I used Coconut Flavored Lacroix! I think lime or peach flavor would be delicious in it! I’ve never tried it with orange but I bet it could be a fun combo.