recipe

Transform fresh watermelon into the “coolest” drink around!

safety
  • Uses a knife
difficulty
  • Intermediate
time
  • 15 minutes, plus 2 hours freezing time
yield
  • Serves 4 to 6 (Makes about 6 cups)

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Prepare Ingredients

10 cups
1-inch seedless watermelon pieces (3 pounds)
¼ cup
lime juice, squeezed from 2 limes
2 tablespoons
Simple Syrup
⅛ teaspoon
salt

Gather Cooking Equipment

Large plate
Blender
Dish towel
Glasses
1
 
5 cups
1-inch seedless watermelon pieces (1½ pounds)

On large plate, spread 5 cups watermelon pieces into single layer. Place in freezer and freeze until firm, about 2 hours.

 
2
 
5 cups
1-inch seedless watermelon pieces (1½ pounds)
¼ cup
lime juice, squeezed from 2 limes
2 tablespoons
Simple Syrup
⅛ teaspoon
salt

Add lime juice, Simple Syrup, salt, and remaining 5 cups unfrozen watermelon to blender jar. Place lid on top of blender and hold lid firmly in place with folded dish towel. Turn on blender and process until smooth, about 30 seconds. Stop blender.

 
3
 

Add frozen watermelon pieces to blender. Replace lid on top of blender and hold lid firmly in place with folded dish towel. Turn on blender and process until thick and slushy, and no large chunks remain, 30 to 60 seconds. Stop blender.

 
4
 

Pour into glasses. Serve immediately.