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Simple watermelon honey lime slushies are a refreshing way to cool down on a hot day with frozen watermelon combined with floral honey and zesty lime. Finish the slushies with a dollop of whipped coconut cream for a beverage reminiscent of an ice cream float! The frozen summer drinks are a great way to celebrate Memorial Day, the 4th of July, or any summer bbq.
Watermelon Honey Lime Slushies
Summer and watermelon go together like peas and carrots. There is nothing better than enjoying a juicy wedge of the iconic summer fruit – that is until you freeze it and blend it into a slushie! Or enjoy it in popsicle form like my watermelon popsicles with chocolate shell.
To enhance the flavor of the fruit, we add zesty sweet lime and fruity florally honey for the to make a can’t-stop-at-one-sip drink. The slushies are wonderful as is, but you can enhance the beverage with a few irresistible garnishes:
- Fruit cut-outs – This is such a festive idea to decorate your drink for a celebration or holiday. Use your favorite cookie-cutter to make the sweetest shapes to top your drink.
- Whipped coconut cream – Which is what I used to make the slushie delightfully creamy. Like a nostalgic ice cream float, or Mr. Misty Freeze from Dairy Queen!
- Ice cream – Along the lines of a float, like my dairy free strawberry floats. You can’t go wrong with a couple scoops of your favorite ice cream!
Why You’ll Love These Refreshing Summer Drinks
- Incredibly easy – And I mean easy. Freeze watermelon cubes then blend them up with the lime and honey. That’s it!
- Kid-friendly – As written, the recipe is non-alcoholic which means they are great for kids. Plus, make it an event and have the littles cut-out the fruit shapes!
- Booze ready – Just because we start out with a no-alcohol drink, that doesn’t mean that these festive beverages can’t be made for adults! Add your favorite vodka, tequila, or even ginger beer for a fun cocktail.
- Healthy-ish – The slushies are refined sugar free and dairy free if you use my whipped coconut cream. So, go on, enjoy more than one glass!
Easy 3-Ingredient Frozen Slushie
Ok, 4 ingredients to be technical if you want to count the whipped cream, but I don’t want to get technical. Plus, there are no fancy preparation or mixing methods required for these drinks. Which is a bonus because we have to get to all the socializing at our bbq’s!
All The Ingredients To Make Watermelon Slushies
- Fresh Watermelon – I also recommend to make it seedless watermelon, unless you want to take time to pick the seeds out. Wondering how to pick a perfectly ripe watermelon? I often refer to this article for how to pick a good watermelon that is full of flavor.
- Fresh Lime Juice – Fresh lime will impart the boldest flavor. But in a pinch, bottled lime juice, or the juice in those little plastic limes in the grocery store will work.
- Honey – Honey has wonderful floral and citrus undertones which pair beautifully with the melon and lime.
Should You Use A Blender Or Food Processor To Make The Slushies
Either will work, but my preference would be a good blender. My go-to is an all-purpose blender that is one of the work-horses in my kitchen! Worth the investment because it can be used to blend just about anything!
Tips For Making Honey Lime Watermelon Slushies
- Fresh is best – Fresh watermelon is a given, but I also recommend using fresh lime and high-quality honey. Similar to how I use honey in the ever-popular ginger lemonade recipe.
- Use a seedless watermelon – For the simple fact you don’t want to have to pick out all the seeds!
- Cut the watermelon into cubes to freeze – Yes, you will need to plan ahead to make these slushies because the watermelon has to freeze. And they will freeze faster if you cut them into cubes.
- Add your favorite alcohol for an adult libation – The amount of flavored vodka’s would be fun to pick from!
FAQ’S: Watermelon Honey Lime Slushies
Yes! All of the ingredients are easily doubled, or even tripled.
Of course! Strawberries, cherries, pineapple, and even mango would be great! Or, try my frozen peach refreshers.
You sure can. Swap in maple syrup or any sweetener of preference. Taste test to get the desired sweetness. I have even used powdered sugar as a sweetener in my strawberry dole whip!
You do not.
That would be delicious!
Yes, but a quick whizz in the blender will take them back to slushy form.
Watermelon Honey Lime Slushies
- 2 – Serving Glasses
- 4 cups fresh watermelon, cubed and frozen
- 2 tablespoons honey (more or less to taste)
- 2 tablespoons lime juice (more or less to taste)
Whipped Coconut Cream (or any whipped cream topping)
- Cube the fresh watermelon and freeze for at least 6 hours.
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add more lime juice and/or honey based on your taste preferences.
- Serve in glasses and top with Whipped Coconut Cream – or a whipped toping of your choice – and enjoy!
- Serving Size – This recipe can easily be doubled (or more), based on the number of slushies you want.
- Lime Juice – I love the flavor combo of watermelon and lime, which is why I use 2 tablespoons of lime juice. You can adjust the amount based on your taste preference.
- Whipped Topping – If you choose to top with the Whipped Coconut Cream, you can substitute the maple syrup in that recipe with honey 1:1 – to stay within the same flavor profile of the slushie.
- Blend With Whipped Cream – When combined with whipped cream, the slushie has a delightful flavor like an ice cream float, or Mr. Misty Float (or Freeze)!
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