Are you ready for a refreshing summer treat? This delicious Watermelon Slushie is a fun summertime kitchen project, inspired by one of our favorite island delicacies: Hawaiian shave ice! A bit like a snow cone, shave ice is made by “shaving” blocks of ice into feathery flakes that are flavored with a fresh fruit syrup. Blenders don’t always do a great job of recreating the soft feel of the real thing, which is why we’ve come up with an easy and fun alternative: freezing part of the watermelon before blending. The result is a chunk-free, lightly sweet, flavorful fruit slushie that will transport you to the Pacific. Ready to cool down? Let’s go!
- ½ cup coconut water
- 5 cups cubed seedless watermelon (freeze 4 cups and keep 1 cup fresh)
- 4 tablespoons honey
- ¼ cup loosely packed mint leaves
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
Kids kitchen skills:
- cutting fruit
- using a blender
- measuring cups & spoons
- knife & cutting board
- In a blender combine the coconut water, 1 cup of fresh watermelon cubes, honey, mint, and lime juice. Blend on high until combined.
- Add the 4 cups of frozen watermelon cubes and ⅛ teaspoon salt.
- Continue to blend until the mixture reaches a creamy consistency.
- Pour into cups or into a hollowed out watermelon for a special treat!