Watermelon Raspberry Slushies

I don’t know what it is about watermelon that I love so much, but every summer I eat my weight in it.

I figured it was about time to start drinking it, too.

Watermelon Raspberry Slushies - Summertime in a glass! Cool, refreshing, and you'll want a refill before you know it!

The refreshing slushies combine two of my favorite summer fruits, watermelon and raspberries.

A bit of lime juice adds a zingy twist. Tart lime juice in contrast with sweet fruit is a nice pairing.

Watermelon Raspberry Slushies - Summertime in a glass! Cool, refreshing, and you'll want a refill before you know it!

I add raspberry-pomegranate vodka and watermelon schnapps to my slushies, but you can keep them virgin if you’d like. I’d prefer not to.

In advance of blending the drinks, dice and freeze the watermelon for an hour and if you’re using fresh raspberries rather than frozen (I use frozen and save fresh for eating), freeze them, too. That way you’re blending nearly-frozen fruit so you don’t need to add ice which would water down the slushies.

Watermelon Raspberry Slushies - Summertime in a glass! Cool, refreshing, and you'll want a refill before you know it!

This is summer in a glass.

Drinking watermelon and berries and slurping up every last drop.

Watermelon Raspberry Slushies - Summertime in a glass! Cool, refreshing, and you'll want a refill before you know it!

The slushies go down fast, easy, and you’ll want a refill before you know it.

It’s definitely 5 o’clock somewhere.

Watermelon Raspberry Slushies - Summertime in a glass! Cool, refreshing, and you'll want a refill before you know it!

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Watermelon Raspberry Slushies

The refreshing slushies combine two of my favorite summer fruits, watermelon and raspberries, and the lime juice adds a zingy twist. I add raspberry-pomegranate vodka and watermelon schnapps, but you can keep them virgin. Freeze the fruit for 1 hour before blending it so you don't need to add ice which would water down the slushies. The slushies are summertime in a glass. They go down fast, easy, and you'll want a refill before you know it.

Yield: 2 generous drinks, 12-14 ounces each

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, to freeze fruit prior to blending


3 cups diced watermelon, deseeded (freeze before blending for 1 hour)
2 cups raspberries (freeze before blending for 1 hour)
2 shots raspberry pomegranate vodka (or your favorite flavored or unflavored vodka), optional
2 shots raspberry or watermelon schnapps, optional
juice of 1 lime, or to taste
sweetener, optional and to taste (I recommend a liquid sweetener like agave, simple syrup, or a zero-calorie sweetener; granulated sugar may not dissolve entirely)


  1. To the canister of a blender or food processor, add all ingredients and blend on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
  2. Divide mixture between two glasses and optionally garnish with fruit. Serve immediately. Extra slushie mixture can be kept in the freezer for up to 1 month by placing freezer-safe glasses inside a large ziplock bag to avoid freezer smells; allow to thaw for about 45 minutes before stirring and serving. If adding alcohol, recipe is intended for those for whom alcohol use is legal and appropriate. Always drink responsibly.

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  1. It was in the high 90s yesterday and so humid…I could have drank 10 of these. They look so cool and refreshing without being loaded with sugar like a coolatta. Definitely picking up some watermelon today as the weather is predicted to be a repeat of yesterday.

    • It’s hot for San Diego, too. Mid 80s and low 90s inland. I love it like this :) but everyone else is complaining. But these totally hit the spot and without being sugar-bombs, either, like you said :)

  2. These look so refreshing! I have only had watermelon in the form of chunks this season–tasty but not too creative! I think my stepdaughter would really like these ( she just turned 21 last month). She seems to prefer tart fruity rather than sweet fruity.

    • Happy bday to your step daughter! And tart fruity rather than sweet fruity is exactly what these are. Unless you go wild with the agave or sweetener but the lime juice is so nice and refreshing!

  3. Oh Averie this recipe is calling my name! The watermelons have been so giant this year–usually we have no trouble plowing through but I happen to have a huge half sitting in my fridge. You answered my question as to how to finish it! It will be going in the freezer and we’ll be enjoying these soon! I guess I’ll do half a batch of virgin for the kiddos. ;-)

  4. I love slushies and so do my kid’s. The problem is they aren’t healthy so mom doesn’t give us permission to hit the local 7-11 too often. Now we have a solution to the problem. The watermellon looks like a great addition.

    • I am very familiar with the 7-11 slushies. I live 2 blocks from one. And 10 blocks from another one…and it goes on and on. These are wayyyyy healthier! Enjoy :)

  5. This recipe will give variation and break from me smoothie – ing my melons . Thank you .

  6. Averie, these are the prettiest slushies and they look like they have tons of flavor unlike when you get them and they’re too icy. I especially like that these are great for adults :)

  7. Mmm, every year I think I eat my weight in watermelon, too! This looks so refreshing!

  8. This is definitely summer in a glass, Averie! The colors of this drink are gorgeous! Such a fun recipe!

  9. You can’t beat a boozy slushie on a hot day. Love the fruit combo. Pinned.

  10. Mmm, I have cubed watermelon sitting in my fridge right now, waiting to be used. No raspberries, though … I might sub in some blueberries or strawberries instead–love it when treats are healthy, too!

  11. I love eating watermelon! It’s so refreshing in the summertime! I loved slushies as a kid but I’m sure the ones I had were filled with chemicals!

  12. We love watermelon slush! Yes to drinking summer fruit! Pinned!

  13. Fantastic recipe! Great flavors that are some of my favorites in the summer time. I also eat my weight in watermelon. Frozen, if it is really hot out, watermelon can’t be beat!

    Even better than the recipe are these photos! My god, the colors are just jumping out of my screen at me!

  14. Oh wow, look at that color! I agree–I’d rather not pass on the vodka. ;) These would be so fun and delicious either way though! Refreshing afternoon snack or fun evening cocktail! This slushy is like the best flavors of summer all in one glass. :)

  15. so beautiful, so colorful & so refreshing – I love everything about these slushies!!

  16. Yum! I spent probably 20 minutes yesterday in the liquor store trying to find watermelon drinks. No luck. Gotta make this!

  17. Ugh it’s not Friday yet but I need one of these in my life! Love the watermelon-raspberry combo, and in frozen form, I bet they taste amazing together! Gorgeous pictures :)

  18. The color on this is beyond gorgeous. What a great combo!! I swear, I want 3!

  19. Your pictures are always so pretty!!! I love the pink that the watermelon + raspberries give this :)

  20. These look like a drinkable sorbet. So yum! Pinning :)

  21. I might be the only person that dislikes watermelon. BUT, seriously, I might make an exception for this beautiful drink!! It looks amazing!

  22. Gorgeous, I could sip these all summer long!

  23. this slushie is so calling my name.. definitely could kick back with one right now! so perfect for summer!

  24. Such beautiful colors! I’m all about some cold, fruity drinks! Keep ’em coming!

    I’ve also been meaning to ask you, I see your Favorites and Pinned widget on your sidebar, what is your personal most favorite post on AC?

  25. I wish I could reach through the screen and grab one! Looks absolutely delicious!

  26. Watermelon and raspberry…mmm what a great combo! I have to try this!

  27. These slushy cocktails are gorgeous Averie!! I have a watermelon cocktail on my blog today too :) Cheers!

  28. These look so awesome and cheery! Love it. Great for the weekend.

  29. You described these perfectly, summer in a glass. I’m pretty sure I also eat my weight in watermelon every summer too, well now I can turn it into a slushy and drink it too! Pinned!

  30. Mmm, this looks so refreshing!! I’d throw some tequila in the mix. Cheers!

  31. I’m kind of obsessed with this! Like I will probably be drinking these every single day

  32. I cannot wait to try this. It has been so hot where I live, so I have been looking for a delicious way to cool down. This sounds absolutely perfect!

  33. Freakin gorgeous girl! Sharing on FB tomorrow – and pinned of course :) Hope you’re having a great start to your weekend!

  34. Hi Averie,

    It has been so hot here and I am so ready for a boozy slushie :) I’ll have to make sure I don’t down both glasses within 5 minutes.

    Such a great and easy recipe. Thanks :D

  35. Can I have about 17 of these right now?? Such a long sleepless weekend — I need all the summer relaxation I can get! ;) Love how healthy these are too, compared to the 7-11 slurpees I grew up chugging. We’d beg my mom to go nearly every afternoon after elementary school because it was just around the corner from school, but she only agreed about every other week. Such a treat, but these would be way better!

  36. Raspberry pomegranate vodka?! YES PLEASE! These would seriously go down so easily.

  37. I could sure go for one of these right about now on a warm summer day like today! These look so yummy. :)

  38. These are soooo good! I got the link from Buzzfeed and I’m glad I did! Watermelon pucker schnapps and extra lime juice made it extra tasty. Not overly sweet, which I love! Thank you :)

  39. These are so yummy! I had bought a watermelon to make my ‘Tipsy Pops’ and when I saw your recipe and made both! (I grow my own raspberries) I used Ketel One vodka and Midori in mine. Thank you for the recipe.

  40. Anna-Grace Cary Reply

    Can you post the virgin slushie recipe for all your slushies please? Or email them to me?

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