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..
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
optional: 2 shots of tequila (or sub with more water or fruit juice)
also optional: 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.
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 Lime Watermelon Frosty
And for a less pink-ish but still delish version, try my Watermelon Kiwi Lime Frosty!