Never would I imagine I would drink watermelon. As far as I knew from childhood, watermelon was to be sliced and eaten outside only on a front porch, with plenty of newspaper laid out beneath your feet by a grandmother who didn’t want watermelon-juice-seeking-ants to invade her favorite sitting post. My three children know nothing about that outdoor watermelon eating life. Those were the good old days though!
Every time summer rolls around and watermelon becomes in season, I almost always buy one. Since I am a little older now….well actually a LOT older now, I enjoy watermelon inside the house! Lol! I also enjoy it a variety of ways, like blended up slushie style. I was originally inspired years ago by an Instagram post I saw. They had a wonderful watermelon-kiwi blended drink that I tried and loved! I am not a huge fan of kiwi, but it worked well in that drink.
This past Fourth of July, I had a watermelon on hand and everyone was too stuffed to eat any. I decided to blend a drink using the watermelon with the abundance of fresh mint I had on hand. For some reason the grocery store only sold the mint in a fairly large quantity. By the way, if anyone has any ideas of what I can do with all this mint I still have left, let me know in the comments.
The drink was very simple. I just blended up my seedless watermelon in my good old Oyster Blender with a few mint leaves and added a little bit of ice for the slushie feel. Watermelon is full of WATER, so it will liquify very easily. Don’t add any water. Once you’ve blended it, if you decide you want it to be more watery, then off course, add some water and blend it some more.
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup seedless watermelon chunks
- 4 fresh mint leaves (or more to your liking)
- pinch of sugar (optional)
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until all watermelon chunks are reduced to liquid form. Pour in glass and enjoy!