These Watermleon Mint Lime Slushies are literally summer in a glass. Nothing is better on a hot, humid, sweltering summer day than these frosty babies. They have it all: naturally sugar sweet watermelon flavor combined with zesty, tangy lime juice and fresh, sweet, herby mint. The more ice you add the frostier they will be. This easy recipe is refined sugar-free, vegan, grain-free, nut-free and dairy-free.
Watermelon Mint Lime Slushies
These Watermelon Mint Lime Slushies are summer in a glass! Refreshing. Hydrating. Naturally sugar sweet. Minty. Tangy. Frosty. This recipe only requires four ingredients that you puree in your blender: watermelon, ice, fresh mint and fresh lime juice. Super simple and yet so satisfying.
When I make them for my kids I leave out the mint and lime. They love the frosty watermelon + ice combination. It is a great way to keep them hydrated.
All About Watermelon
I love how incredibly refreshing and hydrating watermelon is in the summer heat. Watermelons are 92% water and contain electrolytes, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, lycopene, fiber, magnesium and amino acids. They pack in so much nutrition and happen to be the #1 budget friendly fruit.
How to Select the Best Watermelon
Here are my favorite watermelon selection tips for the perfectly ripe, sweet and juicy watermelon:
- Pick it up – it should feel heavy for its size (means it is full of water).
- Inspect it – It should be firm, symmetrical and free of bruises, cuts or dents in the rind.
- Look at the underside of the melon – it should have a creamy yellow spot from where it sat on the field and ripened in the sun.
- Sniff it – a sweet aroma means a sweeter melon!
A brilliant red interior indicates a sweet melon.
You can easily turn this recipe into popsicles by omitting the ice and pouring just the pureed watermelon, mint and lime juice into popsicle molds.
You could also add a splash of vodka, rum or tequlia for a summery adult beverage.
Looking for more quick and easy summer treats?
Here a few of my most refined sugar-free popular summertime treats: