Watermelon Limeade Slushie Summer Drink

Hand holding a glass of watermelon limeade, garnised with lime and mint.

 

Watermelon limeade slushie is the perfect summer drink. Watermelon is hydrating, refreshing and so good in a limeade. A limeade is just a lemonade made with limes. Enjoy this drink as a slushie or more like a juice. Both are definitely a worthy drink to sip by the pool or the beach. 

 

This watermelon limeade slushie is fruity and fresh from the watermelon and mint, and sweet and tart from the lime and sugar. And there’s actually nothing else! It is so quick and easy to make. 

 

Perfect with a big bowl of no churn chocolate coffee ice cream to cool down during the heatwave!

 

Pouring watermelon limeade into a round glass.

 

Leftover watermelon feta salad can be blended into a watermelon limeade. Just make sure you don’t add the feta to the big serving bowl, but rather on top of each individual serving of watermelon salad.

 

The salad contains all the same ingredients – watermelon, lime and mint. And it should therefore be an extra quick and easy way of making it. Of course, we would need to add more lime juice to make it into a limeade, but it’s a delicious start.

 

Health benefits of watermelon

 

Right, this drink can be really healthy if you omit the sugar. I think the drink can be a little bland without the sugar, but it is just as thirst quenching and super fresh. Here’s why watermelon is such a healthy fruit:

 

  • Being 92% water, it’s a great way to hydrate and makes you feel full.
  • High in vitamin A, C, potassium, magnesium, B1, B5 and B6.
  • High in lycopene, which is a carotenoid that doesn’t turn into vitamin A. This helps promote heart health, brain health and eye health among others.
  • Lycopene and vitamin C are anti-inflammatory and reduce oxidative stress.
  • Citrulline, an amino acid in watermelon, may reduce muscle soreness.
  • Vitamin A and C are good for your hair and skin. Vitamin C helps make collagen while vitamin A creates and repairs skin cells.
  • Rich in fiber and high water content are great for digestion.

 

Three glasses with watermelon drink, mint garnish and lime wedges.

 

Do you want this watermelon limeade as a juice or a slushie?

 

Sometimes I really crave a thick, slushie frozen drink. Somehow it can be more cooling. That’s when I love to make this watermelon limeade like a slushie. The only difference is that I use frozen watermelon. Cubing the watermelon and freeze on a tray. Once frozen, blend with the other ingredients. 

 

Pouring watermelon limeade from a blender into a glass.

 

But then there are the times where you want a juice. You’re so thirsty you need a thirst quenching juice. That is even quicker, as you don’t have to wait for the watermelon to freeze. Just cube cold watermelon and blend with the other ingredients. To make it extra thin, make sure you strain it through a sieve before serving. Now plop some ice cubes in and enjoy this super hydrating drink!

 

Make this watermelon limeade into a cocktail

 

Who would I be if I didn’t include some cocktail ideas? One of my favorite things ever is enjoying a classic mojito by the pool (or preferably the beach). 

 

  • The most obvious first; the frozen daiquiri. Use the frozen watermelon slushie version, add rum.
  • Use this blend as a margarita mix and enjoy with tequila and cointreau.
  • Go for more of a vodka lemonade cocktail, just with this limeade, and enjoy with vodka.
  • Don’t forget the mojito! Double the mint and add some rum. 
  • As a mint julep, you could use this mix with bourbon. 
  • And the sangria, pour this mix in a pitcher with a bottle of dry white wine or rosé and a splash of vodka. Add in slices of lime and lemon and other fruits to your liking!

 

Straight on view of two round glasses with watermelon drink and lime wedges.

 

Now you definitely need to make a humongous batch of this watermelon limeade so you can enjoy all these cocktail ideas throughout the summer.

 

This watermelon limeade is perfect next to any of these 16 summerlicious burgers!

 

Three round glasses with watermelon limeade, lime wedges and mint on a row.

 

Did you like this watermelon limeade? Here’s more refreshing summer drinks:

 

 

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Three glasses with watermelon drink, hand holding one of the glasses.

 

Straight on view of two round glasses with watermelon drink and lime wedges.

Watermelon Limeade Slushie Summer Drink

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

The ultimate summer drink - this watermelon limeade slushie is fruity and fresh from the watermelon and mint, and sweet and tart from the lime and sugar. And there's actually nothing else!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon (600g, seeds removed)
  • 6 limes (juice only, about 1/2 cup, 125ml)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (4 tbsp, or to taste)
  • 3 mint sprigs (remove stems)
  • Ice cubes and water as needed

Instructions

  1. For slushie consistency: Cube watermelon and freeze on a tray. Once frozen, proceed with the recipe.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add water and ice cubes if you want it thinner/thicker.
  3. For juice consistency: There's no need to freeze the watermelon cubes. Keep them cold to keep the drink cold. Strain the blended drink through a sieve.

Notes

Keeps 2-3 days, covered in the fridge. Freezes well.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 25gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate, estimate for informational purposes only.

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