Thursday, September 2, 2010


Isn't this the prettiest thing you have seen today? I am off to get some watermelon and try this recipe out. I am also going to pick some figs and make some fig confiture! Something to do with figs besides giving them away! You need to look at the story on NPR about canning- you will be joining me in the kitchen, I just know it!

Watermelon Slushie

I like to freeze the watermelon for this recipe, but you don't need to. You can use unfrozen watermelon and throw 6 or 8 ice cubes into the blender instead. Also, the kids love to make melon balls using a melon baller to make the garnish for the drink. You can top with any fruit they like.

Watermelon Slushie
Sala Kannan for NPR

Makes 4 servings

4 cups diced watermelon, frozen (freeze fresh watermelon, if possible)

2 tablespoons runny honey

Juice of 2 lemons

Mint leaves and watermelon balls, for garnish

Freeze watermelon for about 6 hours or until it is frozen through. Remove from the freezer and allow to thaw for about 10 minutes.

Mix the honey and the lemon juice together. Place the watermelon and the lemon juice-honey mix in a blender. Puree. If the drink is too thick, add a little water or your favorite juice. Check for sweetness. Add additional honey if needed. Pour into 4 tall glasses and garnish with the mint and watermelon balls.


  1. That looks great, where do you get runny hunny? From bees with the flu?

  2. Ha ha Mike. I can get the melon, and the honey, but the 2 lemons is a bit of a trouble. This looks like a So Cal Delight.