Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Watermelon Slushy Tutorial

I (like most people, I'm sure) hate throwing away food. So when I chopped up a giant watermelon for a BBQ and had a ton leftover, I decided to make it into a Watermelon Slushy and freeze it for later. This is a great summertime treat to enjoy with the kids while they play with their Rainbow Ice!

Watermelon Slushy Tutorial by Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets

This recipe comes from Woman's Day's August 2011 issue. I made this twice, the first time exactly as directed, adding sugar water. The second time, I tried it without sugar water and it was delicious (and I have a sweet tooth). So forgo the sugar and make another all-fruit healthy snack for the kids!

Watermelon Slushy Tutorial by Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets

Ingredients for Watermelon Slushy:

Watermelon, chopped 
Water (maybe)

Are you a visual learner? If so, here's how to make this summertime treat:

Watermelon Slushy Tutorial by Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets

Oops--not pictured: strain the juice as you pour it into your dish so you won't get the seeds!

Now for those of you who prefer the directions written out step-by-step...

Watermelon Slushy Tutorial by Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets

First, chop the watermelon. It doesn't have to be neatly cubed like this, these are the leftovers from the BBQ I was telling you about.

Watermelon Slushy Tutorial by Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets

Puree in your blender or food processor. You may need to add a bit of water to help it blend. Then, strain it as your pour into a glass dish. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and freeze.

When it's solid, take it out of the freezer and let it defrost for awhile, then take a fork to it and scrape away! You can scrape it like you see in this photo, or (especially if you're doing a larger batch), chip away at it with your fork held vertically.

Watermelon Slushy Tutorial by Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets

Try not to make too big of a mess getting it into your glasses, and munch away while you enjoy these last few weeks of summer!

Watermelon Slushy Tutorial by Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets

Does it make your mouth water just looking at it?

You may be wondering: how much does this make? These two glasses were the yield from 1/2 of a medium-sized watermelon. If you do a giant watermelon, the scraping/chipping away process will take much longer. Let it defrost or put the dish in some hot water and patiently wait for up to 20 minutes before trying to scrape.

Watermelon Slushy Tutorial by Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets

Hmmm... what other fruits would make a good slushy?

33 comments:

  1. Yum! I'm sharing a tutorial today too, I hope you stop by!

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  2. This looks amazing! We love watermelon, and what a fun way to eat it up!

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  3. That looks delicious & easy! I will definitely have to try it :) I've been making lots of ice creams/sorbets this summer, but this recipe is the easiest I've seen so far!

    Visiting from Passionately Artistic
    Linda @ http://lasteve1.blogspot.com

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  4. Looks easy and delicious! Love your photos too!

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  5. hi Tricia,

    I loves your blog, and thank you for passing my blog.....:)))

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  6. Oooo, that looks and sounds yummy!
    Thanks for sharing and linking up to this week's party!

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  7. I think I am going to HAVE to make this. Thanks for the great recipe idea!

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  8. It feels like 105 here today -- this looks divine! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I bet that would work great in an ice-cream maker too. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. What a fun recipe! I actually have some watermelon in the fridge now so I may have to try this!
    Katie
    PS- I host a recipe swap every week and I'd love for you to come by and show off a recipe or 2!

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  11. Great idea!! I have half of a watermelon that I will definitely be trying this recipe with!

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  12. Ooh, so refreshing and yummy!! :)
    I would love it if you shared this @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  13. I've always wanted to make this. For some reason, I thought it would be more difficult. This looks delicious!

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  14. I love watermelon. Yummy. I have a party every Monday. I would love for you to stop by and link up your watermelon slushy and any other projects you would like to share. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  15. I've made this and have found it easier to scrap the watermelon off as it freezes, instead of with it already frozen solid. Just take it out of the freezer every hour or two and scrape the frozen stuff. It's much softer and easier to scrape, and you can leave the scraped up stuff right on top of the pan while the rest freezes. Delicious and cooling treat during these hot months!

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  16. Can't wait to try it out! I haven't ever thought of watermelon leftovers because there usually are none around here, I can eat 10 kilos of a watermelon by myself for 24 hours. Quite the watermelon monster!

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  17. I want some! I think I have some cut up watermelon in the frig now so maybe I'll try this out today... Thanks for sharing!

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  18. I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This post is added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week :)

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  19. How yummy! Thanks for linking up with me last week! I just added this to my pinterest!

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  20. looks delicious! my hubby's been dying to make a watermelon granita...i'll definitely be forwarding him this link the hopes that he makes it for me! ;)
    xoxojess

    www.americangypsyliving.com

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  21. You can also mix the juice every 30 minutes in the freezer when it is. The granita is more soft and do not need to scratch.
    Ciao, Daniela =)
    P.S. a metal container is better ;)

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  22. Wow, this is a great tutorial and I will be trying this! Thanks a lot!

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  23. Oh, plus can you do this with other fruits? That would be even better :)

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  24. Sounds great! Mexican families make drinks out of fruit like that. I always loved the taste of agua de melon even more than agua de sandilla (watermelon). I'll bet cantaloupe would make a killer slushy like that.

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  25. tenminutestowapnerOctober 6, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Next time try it with lime juice :) It's SOOO good!

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  26. I am the only one in my house that likes watermelon. I will have to try this so I can buy a whole one instead of a piece.

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  27. weird, i've made this 2 times too in the last week.
    altho, i've added ground almond (flour) to the watermelon.
    and some stevia for sweetness ^^
    which makes it taste just like a stunning & unique spanish juicy cactusmilk drink.

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  28. I so Want To Make This!!

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  29. What if you freeze the chunks and then pulsed them in the food processor? Next time I get a watermelon I'm gonna try this cos I'm too impatient to scrape.

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  30. That is really cool, I <3 watermelon, sooooo doing this :)

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  31. That is really cool, I <3 watermelon, sooooo doing this :)

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