Magic Watermelon Slush Recipe

Magic Melon-ade

For a refreshing cool-off fruit drink, try this simple recipe. Grown-ups can use a big, heavy chef's knife to cut the watermelon. You will have more than you need for one recipe so make watermelon balls with the rest for snacks.


2 to 4 Servings

Hands-on time:

10 minutes

Start-to-eat time:

10 minutes


  • small seedless watermelon
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or honey
  • 1 cup ice

Kids kitchen skills:

  • measuring
  • operating a blender
  • juicing
  • using a melon baller
  • garnishing


  • blender
  • measuring spoons
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • hand-held juicer
  • melon ball maker


Grown-up steps
  1. A grown-up should carefully cut the watermelon in half. Use the melon baller to scoop out the watermelon fruit until you have 2 cups of fruit.
  2. Cut the lemon in half. Squeeze one half on a juicer. Measure until you have 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
  3. Place the watermelon, lemon juice, ice, and sugar or honey into a blender. Blend for 3 minutes until it turns slushy.
  4. Pour into glasses. Make melon ball garnishes. Cut a slit with a picnic knife, then slip the melon ball on the rim.

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