Watermelon Slushies with Key Lime-Mint Sugar
Can you count the many ways can you enjoy a watermelon during the summer? For many of us, the absolute best way to eat a watermelon is to gather underneath a big shade tree, cut into a sun-warmed melon, and dig into a juicy, red slice of sweet summer goodness – sticky arms and all. For the more refined and mannerly, however, the watermelon pairs well with tomatoes and onions to make a delicious and cool summer salad. Hot, summer days call for chilled soups, and while most gazpacho recipes are typically prepared using tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes, bread, jalapeños, and chopped onion, we decided to swap the tomatoes for watermelon in this refreshing Watermelon Gazpacho. Instead of heading to the frozen foods aisle to buy sugar-laden ice pops, you can make your own hand-held, fruity treat. These Watermelon-Lime Pops with Chile Dipping Salt use fresh and unexpected ingredients to create a mouthwatering sweet and salty flavor. Watermelon cocktails are at the top of the list of all-time favorite summer drinks, and this recipe for Watermelon Slushies will be sure to find a place in the top ten. Use four cups of cubed, seeded watermelon. Process the melon in our juicer or blender, then strain through a mesh strainer and discard the solids. Pour the watermelon juice into ice cube trays and freeze until solid. When you are ready to make the cocktails, combine the watermelon ice cubes, grenadine, and lime juice in a blender and pulse until slushy. Rim glasses with your homemade Key Lime-Mint Sugar, pour the mixture, garnish with watermelon wedges, and enjoy.