Watermelon Lemon Drop Slushies

I love watermelon but sometimes my eyes are bigger than my stomach.

I recently bought a huge watermelon, but I didn’t realize exactly how huge until I was cleaning it.

Watermelon Lemon Drop Slushies - Wondering what to do with all the watermelon you have? Make easy, cool, refreshing slushies!!

It just kept going, and going, and going. It was multiplying on the cutting board, I swear.

But I wasn’t worried about what to do with it all because I can eat my weight in it, and I knew I’d freeze extra for slushies.

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Watermelon Lemon Drop Slushies - Wondering what to do with all the watermelon you have? Make easy, cool, refreshing slushies!!

As a nice bonus, if you’re using frozen fruit in smoothies and slushies you don’t need to add ice which just waters them down.

The slushies can be made with our without alcohol, but it’s a holiday so I say go for it. Even if it’s not a holiday, I say go for it.

Watermelon Lemon Drop Slushies - Wondering what to do with all the watermelon you have? Make easy, cool, refreshing slushies!!

The lemon adds a bright tartness to the sweet watermelon and the slushies are incredibly refreshing. They go down fast, easy, and you’ll want a refill before you know it.

Sadly, I know this was probably the last watermelon of the season.

But it just made the slushies taste extra special.

Watermelon Lemon Drop Slushies - Wondering what to do with all the watermelon you have? Make easy, cool, refreshing slushies!!

Watermelon Lemon Drop Slushies

If you’ve ever bought too much watermelon, freeze extra for slushies. The slushies can be made with or without alcohol. Freeze the watermelon for 1 hour before blending it so you don’t need to add ice which would water down the slushies. The lemon adds a bright tartness to the sweet watermelon and the slushies are incredibly refreshing and go down fast and easy.

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  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 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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43 comments on “Watermelon Lemon Drop Slushies”

  1. Gorgeous lighting! Did you shoot this on vacation? Either way, LOVE IT! I am so lazy to buy and cut watermelon – even though it’s my favorite fruit – but now you may just have convinced me to buy a watermelon on my grocery run tomorrow to make this!

  2. great idea to use extra watermelon, how I can’t thought about that before ? Thank you :)

  3. it’s 90 and humid today, so these will definitely
    hit the spot. Gorgeous photos!

    • Thanks for the photo compliments! I took them on vacation and was SWEATING to death but I was happy with the way they turned out. It’s a potluck with what I can get down there and I never know from one shoot to the next what’ll happen!

  4. “The slushies can be made with our without alcohol, but it’s a holiday so I say go for it. Even if it’s not a holiday, I say go for it.”
    This.
    Also, I need to get some more watermelon in me before it’s allll the pumpkin! Hello holiday drink! Pinned!

    • It’s weird..Ive been alternating between pumpkin/apple recipes but some random summery stuff like watermelon and lemon cookies. My recipes are truly in both seasons the past few weeks!

      And Ive just commented underneath you on both Dorothy and Lori’s posts today :)

  5. Such a beautiful drink, all you need is an umbrella. This will be a big hit this weekend.

  6. The temps and humidity have just gone up in the last week or so here in the midwest–this is the perfect kind of drink for the weather. I am guessing this could have been an Aruba inspired recipe–cold, slushy, and fruity would taste good all day long there! The photos are great–such a beautiful color! I also like the sheen on the glass because it captures just how cold that drink is–YUM!

    • the sheen on the glass because it captures just how cold that drink <--- actually it demonstrates how stifling hot it was the day I took these pics in Aruba...haha. I was sweating more than the glass was! I made this recipe and the PB bars from my weekend post when I was down there. I was happy with the lighting in these too. I truly never know what I'm going to get there! Well enjoy those warm temps while you can because we all know in the midwest that does not last! Happy Labor Day!

  7. Is it bad that it’s barely 8am here but I’m already craving one of these cocktails?! Looks super refreshing!

  8. Jordan saw the photo and got all excited until I told her it was for adults only. :) I love this! My problem is I forget to cut the darn watermelon and then all of a sudden it’s rotten. It’s a problem! Pinned!

    • Well you can skip the booze or make Jordan’s first, then add the booze to the blender for yours :) Thanks for pinning and watermelon keeps great in the freezer for slushies so you can always just slice and put in a container or baggie so at least you’re not wasting it and throwing it out (I loathe the feeling of throwing out food that went bad!)

  9. I just brought home a huge watermelon too. We never have a problem eating a whole one in a couple of days, but I’ll put some aside in the freezer when I cut it today. I’m sure everyone will love it for Labor Day! We’ll probably be making the kid-friendly version though:)

  10. Mmmm these look delicious! New York is about to get in the high 80s and this drink looks perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  11. This sounds perfect for those long late summer nights. I recently made your watermelon raspberry slushies, they were great. Definitely going to make these tonight, pinned! :D

  12. I love frozen watermelon for slushy drinks. So good. I’ve never tried it with lemon thought, I’ll have to do that. I’ve been all about the watermelon lime combo this summer!

  13. I’m such a fan of watermelon slushies – this recipe looks amazing!!

  14. What a perfect drink to cool off with on the last unofficial day of summer. I love the color of this slushie, Averie! Sounds delicious and refreshing!

  15. There is a half of a huge watermelon sitting in my fridge, waiting to be turned into something good. Making these slushies ASAP! Pinned!

  16. Yum! These look so good! I’m all ready sad about the loss of watermelon!

  17. This looks so good! I’m on vacay now so I’m totally in the “alcoholic frozen” drink kind of mood. So this hit the spot – must grab the ingredients to make soon!

  18. Such a creative idea! I love it!

  19. We are so bad at getting through those watermelons…we start off really eager, then kind of get burned out mid-way through. This is a great way to use up what’s left! Looks delicious, Averie :)

  20. Just bumped into your blog! Love it! And great way to use all the extra watermelon!

  21. I love these – such a gorgeous colour !! I can never seem to get enough watermelon in my life :) Can’t wait to try! Pinned!

  22. Last watermelon of the season?!?! NOOOOOO!!!!

    I still have room in my freezer. I’m buying a watermelon TODAY and freezing it in chunks. That is, if I can carry it for miles in my backpack. :D

    This slushie would be great to freeze and drink in the winter. Because, you know, I always crave slushies in the freezing cold.

    • I can drink hot hot hot coffee in the dead of summer and drink freezing iced coffee in the winter – I swear I must like to suffer, i.e. sweat or shiver!

      I was in Aruba and the watermelon seemed ‘normal’ size to me. A little on the big side but not crazy big, but it was already super ripe when I cut into it and so freezing half of it was a must!

  23. I really love these slushies! I can just imagine how refreshing they are. Especially on a hot day, maybe at a football tailgate. Yum! I’m definitely going to have to make these before watermelon season is officially over!

  24. Haha I am familiar with the NEVER-ENDING WATERMELON phenomenon – I convinced my fiance that we NEEDED to buy the whole watermelon because it’s on sale… we were so sick of watermelon by the end of the week. I had no idea you can freeze watermelon and use it for delicious slushy drinks even when it’s not in season, what a great idea!

    • Almost anything can be frozen. From bread you’re not going to go through, to watermelon, to cookie dough. My freezer contains it all! The NEVER-ENDING WATERMELON phenomenon, yeah, I was there when I bought this one. Nuts, it just kept going…..

  25. This slushy sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try!

  26. O.M.G.!!!!!
    I just made this for this hot day here in Houston, and I must say. THIS IS THE BUSINESS!!!

  27. I like the Rum Runner.It looks delicious.Anyway I have got some great pins from here.

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