Watermelon Mint Slushies

This watermelon drink recipe is the perfect way to use extra watermelon and cool off on a hot day. Watermelons are so sweet, refreshing and abundant in the summer. If you are like me, when you see a big bin of them for $3.99 it’s hard to resist buying a whole one. Cutting and storing this massive fruit is another thing but totally worth.

That was my situation recently. I cut up a whole watermelon but I couldn’t finish it. Even after giving Biscuit (my dog) a few cubes throughout the week, I still had a ton of watermelon chilling in the fridge.

Luckily, you can freeze watermelon and create some delicious desserts and drinks. Using just three ingredients and no added sugar, this recipe is as simple as it gets. Watermelon is more than 90% water. So as decadent as it seems, it’s actually a low calorie treat!

Yields Serves 2

Watermelon Mint Slushy

Three ingredients and a blender take you to a sweet and refreshing destination within minutes.

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  • 3 cups frozen watermelon cubes
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • fresh mint, to taste


  1. Add the watermelon and lime juice to a blender. Puree until smooth. Add the fresh mint and puree just until blended.
  2. Pour into chilled glasses and have a sip of summer!


My watermelon was perfectly sweet so there was no need for added sugar. Taste yours to see.

Adults may enjoy this beverage a little more with a little tequila or gin. IJS...

If you liked this post, try this Watermelon Lime Granita from the Morsels archive.

10 Comments on Watermelon Mint Slushies

  1. Farrah
    June 19, 2014 at 10:41 AM (5 years ago)
    I'm so glad that watermelon season is upon us! :] It always reminds me of summer. These sound like they'd be awesome for a super-hot day! Reply
    • Marisa
      June 19, 2014 at 3:39 PM (5 years ago)
      Yes. It's one of my favorite summer fruits! Reply
    • Marisa
      June 19, 2014 at 3:42 PM (5 years ago)
      Yes. Can't believe it's already in the 90s! Reply
  2. sandra
    June 19, 2014 at 11:25 AM (5 years ago)
    I've been making smoothies each morning and I am going to add this one to my list - mint and watermelon are so wonderful together! Reply
    • Marisa
      June 19, 2014 at 3:41 PM (5 years ago)
      Yes. I'd love it with fresh basil too. Reply
  3. Great
    September 5, 2018 at 10:34 PM (10 months ago)
    I saw this on Twitter and had to pop over. Love the flavors! So perfect for summer. Bookmarked. Reply

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