August 3rd is National Watermelon Day!
Celebrate by making this watermelon slush – that is kid-friendly! But for us adults,
you can just add your favorite liquor or rum!
Here’s how to make it…
Watermelon Slush

Ingredients

  • 6 c. watermelon cubes, seeds removed*
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 7-Up or Sprite for serving
  1. Place watermelon cubes in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Place a strainer over a large bowl or 9×13-inch glass baking dish. Pour processed watermelon through the strainer to remove the pulp, reserving the strained juice.
  2. Stir granulated sugar and lemon juice into the watermelon juice until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  3. Place the bowl or baking dish in the freezer and freeze the mixture for 2 to 3 hours, stirring with a fork every 45 minutes or so to break up ice crystals.
  4. When ready to serve, scrape the watermelon slush with a large spoon to create “shavings.” Spoon slush shavings into a glass, filling the glass about 3/4 full. Pour in a little 7-Up or Sprite and stir. Garnish as desired.

*  Six cups watermelon cubes, pureed and strained, yields about 4 cups watermelon juice.  You can use watermelon juice released and collected when cutting up a whole watermelon instead, for all or part of the pureed juice.

Enjoy!