Thursday, August 18, 2011
Watermelon Lemonade Slush
Although kids are going back to school, it still feels like Summer (well, I guess it technically is Summer). Currently it is like a steam room outside. Sometimes you just need a refreshing beverage to get the motivation to step outdoors. I have a giant Ziploc bag stretched to the seams with cubed watermelon. This quick drink is a fun way to use some of that leftover watermelon.
This is what you need:
3 big handfuls of ice
1-1 1/2 tsp from KoolAid lemonade packet (oh, yeah)
3/4 cup cubed watermelon
Splash of Sprite Zero (optional, but my blender needs a little liquid to blend)
Splenda or sugar to taste
I have this book that I found while packing up the bookshelf on frozen drinks and it suggested taking your ice out of the freezer and sitting it at room temperature for about 10 minutes. This makes it easier to blend and does not leave behind ice chunks in your drink.
After your ice has set, toss the rest of the stuff in the blender & blend. This makes one large drink.
Some other ingenious additions to this drink would be fresh mint leaves or clear liquors like rum or vodka.
Mmm, frothy and refreshing