Smoothies are great home treats to make and perfect for this absolutely hot weather. You can replace the fruit with anyone of your preference. Read our recipe on how to make homemade watermelon smoothie.
First, just every time you buy a watermelon for this purpose, cut it up in chunks and store the chunks in bags in the freezer. 2 cup portions works nicely – that’s enough for one large smoothie or two small ones. That way you don’t have to go trying to break apart a huge block of frozen watermelon when the watermelon smoothie craving hits.
If frozen, thaw the watermelon for 30 seconds or so in the microwave, just enough to break up the chunks and also so that it’s not SO rock hard that it’s going to damage your blender. But not completely thawed, either, because then you’ll lose the slushy texture. You want it in a soft frozen state.
- 2 cups frozen cubed watermelon
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon of honey or other sweetener to taste
- a few mint and/or basil leaves, if you want to take it to the next level
- Blend the watermelon and the water until smooth. Add the honey and mint and blend another 10-20 seconds until mostly smooth and the consistency of a slushy.
- Serve immediately!
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