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Watermelon Mint Frosty

Posted in Drinks, Favourites by janet @ the taste space on July 8, 2014

Watermelon Mint Frosty

Last year, I was all over the strawberry cucumber smoothie. I drank it for weeks straight. Banana-less, the strawberries provided enough  sweetness and contrasted against the cooling cucumber.

This year, I went more simple: frozen watermelon and mint. Lime juice is optional, mainly because I think it would be fabulous, but right now our limes are very sad so I didn’t get very much juice at all.

Watermelon Mint Frosty

By using watermelon that has been pre-frozen, this is a quick and cooling drink. The hint of mint is a nice contrast without overpowering the drink.

Depending on the sweetness of your watermelon (and your tastes), will depends how much sweetener you would like to add.

What are your favourite summer drinks?

PS.  Another nice version is this pineapple-mint frothy!

Watermelon Mint Frosty

I am sharing this with Cooking with Herbs, Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck.

Watermelon Mint Frosty

2 cups frozen watermelon cubes
1 cup cold water
5 mint leaves
1 tbsp fresh lime juice (optional, but good)
sweetener, to taste (don’t use honey as it will solidify in the cool liquid)

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Serves 1.

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  1. sprint2thetable said, on July 8, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    This looks so refreshing right now! I just walked to work and it’s already 80 degrees and like 100% humidity.

  2. Ellen Lederman said, on July 8, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    I’ve become addicted to drinks made with watermelon. My all time favorite is a Blendtec recipe: 3.5 cups watemelon, 1 cup raspberries, 3 lemons, 1/3 cup agave or sugar, 2 cups ice cubes. Blend together. It’s liquid sunshine. I smile with every sip. Going to have it for a light dinner tonight before yoga, with rasoted brussel sprouts in a Thai chili sauce.

  3. Kate said, on July 8, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    Even though it is cold here at the moment, this drink looks so appealing! Love the idea of adding mint and lime

  4. Eileen said, on July 8, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    This has to be one of the best possible things to drink on a hot afternoon! Are you guys still in Texas? Because it really sounds like the ideal Texas drink. :)

  5. Johanna GGG said, on July 9, 2014 at 7:07 AM

    love it – in summer I often don’t buy watermelon because I worry I wont eat it all and the mint wilts in the yard – I think this is a great idea because Sylvia loves watermelon

  6. sara said, on July 9, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    This looks AMAZING! Gotta try it!

  7. Joanne said, on July 12, 2014 at 7:30 AM

    I want a big glass of this for after my long run tomorrow!

  8. Ellen Lederman said, on July 14, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    I tried to freeze watermelon and then use it in a whole juice—not good. I thought the BlendTec was very powerful, but it balked at big pieces of frozen watermelon. Finally I gave up on the juice and had a watermelon slushie!

    Any advice for dealing with frozen watermelon?

    • janet @ the taste space said, on July 16, 2014 at 8:26 AM

      I needed to add the water to make it more drinkable. Perhaps the vitamix warms it up more? I would add water. Or use ice and fresh watermelon. My watermelon cubes were around 2cm, but not sure if that would male a difference.

  9. rockmyvegansocks said, on July 26, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    So pretty! And sounds delightfully refreshing =)

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