Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Frozen Watermelon Smoothies

I absolutely LOVE watermelon. Nothing says summer like slicing open a big green melon and watching your two-year-old eat a slice while juice runs down his chin.

For me, watermelon is best the day you slice it open and the next few days. Any longer in the refrigerator and it loses its crispness. Since my little family cannot eat an entire watermelon that fast, I was trying to figure out what to do about the excess. Then I came across frozen watermelon smoothies.


I had heard that you can't freeze watermelon, but that's not true. You can if you don't really intend to thaw it out completely. Here's how to make delicious watermelon smoothies. They are super fast and easy.
*Slice watermelon into cubes and freeze (a ziploc bag works well).
*Take frozen watermelon cubes and thaw slightly to make blending easier.
*Add a teaspoon of sugar (or more depending on the sweetness of your melon)
*Add 1 tsp lime juice
Blend until smooth.
This will make a yummy watermelon slush. If you would prefer something more creamy, leave out the sugar and lime juice and just add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or an 8 oz. lemon yogurt.

Enjoy!

19 comments:

  1. Oh this is a great idea - we planted some watermelons earlier this summer and they are growing out of control... we may have to make a lot of this!

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  2. That looks and sounds delicious. It's a great way to use the end of the watermelon when everyone gets tired of eating slices.

    Thanks for sharing. I know I will be making a watermelon smoothie this summer.

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  3. Yummy! I am going to try this one :)

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  4. Great idea!!!! We buy watermeon sherbet in the summer and mix with lime soda to make shakes-this is much healthier and uses up all of the watermelon at the bottom of the bowl (wich I happen to have right now).

    Aimee
    http://journalofamomma.blogspot.com/

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  5. Ooh, this sounds good! And I can get watermelons down here for $1.50! Thanks for the tip!

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  6. That sounds delicious! My daughter is the smoothie-making queen. I am totally sharing this with her!

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  7. Yum! I just threw away a whole gallon baggie of wilting watermelon too.

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  8. My son will love these! Thanks for sharing

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  9. Oh you have just made my summer - YUM!! Thank you!

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  10. I didn't know you had a blender!!!???

    Lime+Watermelon= Love

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  11. Yum! We love smoothies and my daughter loves to make them, so I'll pass this along. On one of my posts (under recipes) I have a recipe for Watermelon Ice that my daughters love.It ends up being a slushy type dessert. Check it out.

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  12. Thanks for the great recipe! I make a smoothie every morning for breakfast and this would be a fun new one to try! It's also a great way to use up all that watermelon!

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  13. We have some friends from Mexico that serve their sliced watermelon with a little squirt of lime juice and red pepper flakes. My husband loves it!

    If you like things spicy, maybe you could add a few red pepper flakes to your smoothy! :)

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  14. Sounds yummy. I will have to try it!

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  15. This sounds so delicious - I love watermelon. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Oh I will have to surprise the kids with this over the weekend. YUM!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. Thanks for the suggestion- we will try it right now!

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  18. Just made it -- delicious!
    Did not even have to add sugar. And added just a touch of lime. Then tried adding a couple strawberries, which was also fabulous!

    A great way to make a smoothie with just a food processor (not a blender) -- without having to blend ice or lots of liquid.

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  19. I just got a 8 pound watermelon for $1.00. I was trying to figure out what to do with it and I went on bing to make sure I could freeze watermelon. Then I clicked on the link and it brought me to your site. So long story short I am going to freeze them and have a lot of watermelon chocolate chip ice cream smoothie for a long while. I am the only person here. So it might take me a little while to eat and have smoothies. But that is ok I can give some out to some friends also. So anyway thank you for a great idea.

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