Enjoy the sweet and spicy flavor combo of this 5-ingredient Jalapeño Watermelon Slushie. This simple refresher is perfect for outdoor entertaining, summer celebrations, happy hour (with a little vodka), and it’s a great way to use those fresh farmers market finds!
Thank goodness spring is finally here! After a much too long winter, I will take all the sunshine I can get. When you can finally justify whipping up a cold treat and rocking a pair of flip flops without freezing your toes off, this Jalapeño Watermelon Slushie is what you should be enjoying.
Buy fresh watermelon at your local farmers market!
Spring and summer are my favorite seasons simply because there’s so much wonderful produce this time of year. Watermelon has to be my absolute favorite. Is there a better snack than a cold slice of watermelon? Not in my book.
Jalapeño Watermelon Slushie for Outdoor Entertaining
Blend some sweet watermelon with ice, a dash of lemon juice, your favorite herbs (mint and basil are wonderful with watermelon), and a wedge of spicy jalapeño pepper for a delicious warm weather treat. Yes, I said jalapeño. It’s a wonderful complement to the watermelon; the spicy-sweet flavor is the perfect way to chill. But do deseed the jalapeño if serving to kids or simply make a batch for them without the peppers. I promise you, this slushie is so good either way.
Can’t you see yourself with a glass of watermelon slushie in your hand by the pool or at a backyard barbecue party?
- 4 cups watermelon, chopped
- 2 cups lemon juice
- 6 leaves mint or basil
- 1 small jalapeño, deseeded
- 2 cups ice cubes
- Blend all ingredients except ice in a blender until smooth. Add ice cubes and pulse until blended and thick. Serve immediately.
Home Chef Tip: For an adults-only beverage, add one ounce of vodka per serving. For a kid-friendly treat, omit the jalapeño from the recipe.
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