I've been planning on making this Watermelon Frosty recipe for a while now. But it seemed every time we had fresh watermelon in the house it was gobbled up in just a few hours. Fresh, juicy watermelon has that instant gratification effect on people. Kinda like freshly baked bread, warm oven cookies, hot pizza or a bowl of cherries. It begs to be tasted. Now. But finally, I chopped up my seedless watermelon and tossed it into the freezer for a half day. And frosty bliss followed..
Hot Saturday. All day at the pool. Under the sun. The first tan lines of the season. Hot. Dry. Parched. Once we were settled in our snugglies at home I blended up these refreshing Watermelon Frosty bevies. Well actually, we decided to make ours margaritas. A splash of tequila leftover from Cinco de Mayo. Virgin or not, this easy recipe is a keeper! Perfect for Memorial Day weekend veggie BBQ's..
Smoothie Tip! Frozen Melon makes the best smoothies! You can start freezing watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew - and more for the frostiest, most delicious smoothies and shakes ever! Try my Frozen Cantaloupe-infused Matcha Shake!
2 1/4 cups frozen watermelon cubes
1/2+ cup water
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 large lemon, squeezed (lime juice also works very well! use 2 limes)
1 fresh banana
party version - make it a margarita: add 2 shots of tequila (or sub with more water or fruit juice)
spicy version: a few dashes of cayenne powder in the blender or over top when you serve!
Garnish: a few slices of watermelon - with rind on - frozen. Add some lime or lemon slices too.
Directions: Add all ingredients to the blender - plus 1/4 cup of water. Start blending. Add more water as needed to blend. Add as little liquid as possible to keep your frosty thick and "frosty!"
Blend Pour. Garnish with frozen watermelon/rind slices. Serve! Enjoy.
Blending Tip! The best way to blend up this frosty is in a Vitamix - it really frosts up that thick frozen watermelon! Buy a Vitamix here (and receive free shipping!)
Also check out my Summer Chia-Seeded Watermelon Frosty..
Get more smoothie recipe in my book 365 Vegan Smoothies!
Posted by Kathy on 5/28/2011