Today I am having all four of my wisdom teeth yanked out of my mouth. I thought that I had escaped. I thought that my mouth was big enough (it has certainly proved to be over the years) to hold a few extra teeth, but no...
I'm not happy about the situation, aside from the fact that I can justify eating a whole lot of frozen yogurt, Italian ice, and ooh, slushies…
I really shouldn't complain. After all, I have a wonderful friend who has graciously offered to spend the weekend bringing me frozen treats and binging on Netflix. I also had the premonition to gather some ingredients that will make a really wonderful slushie. This really doesn't sound so bad. Though I'll probably resent that statement this afternoon when the whole pain thing kicks in. For now, lets talk about these slushies.
You know the kind I'm talking about. The kind of unnaturally colored, corn syrup-packed frozen drinks that you used to get from gas stations, while on the way home from Saturday morning fishing trips with your dad. This is just like that except our slushie gets its lovely colors honestly and its flavor is a whole lot more…natural.
P.S. What the heck does blue raspberry taste like anyways? I'm still not sure but I know my nine year old self was all over that business.
Our slushies begin as frozen fruit. I sliced up some watermelon and grabbed a bag of frozen raspberries. Ideally, you would freeze your own, but if the market is temporally sold out, the prefrozen ones will be just fine.
Watermelon however, you definitely have to freeze yourself. But it is super easy, I promise.
Blend, blend, blend, and look at what we've got! This color came straight from nature and I think that makes it even prettier.
I chose to make the raspberry lemon and watermelon slushies in two separate batches because I wanted to layer the flavors, just like I used to do at the gas stations with Dad. But you could certainly blend it all together at once if you'd like to save a bit of time. I however, like mixing it with my straw as I go.
In goes the watermelon!
Next, we add our bright and zesty raspberry lemon slushie and garnish, because it's Friday and we're feeling fancy.
Those tiny slices of watermelon - I mean, so cute!
The watermelon is sweet and Summery and the raspberry lemon is bright and tangy. All in all, it's the best dang Slushie I've ever had and the perfect medicine for my soon-to-be-swollen mouth.
Wishing you all a happy weekend!
Watermelon & Raspberry Lemon Slushie
for the watermelon slushie
- 5 cups cubed watermelon
- 1 cup ice
- 2/3 cup sparkling water
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
Lay the pieces of watermelon out on a baking sheet lined with parchment and place in the freezer until frozen solid; about 2 hours.
In the base of your blender combine frozen watermelon, ice, sparkling water, and granulated sugar. Blend on high for 2-3 minutes, until the slushie is smooth. Transfer to a pitcher and keep cool while you prepare the raspberry lemon slushie.
for the raspberry lemon slushie
- 1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup sparkling water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- juice of 2 lemons, about 4 tablespoons
In the base of your blender combine frozen raspberries, ice, sparkling water, granulated sugar, and fresh lemon juice. Blend on high for 2-3 minutes, until the slushie is smooth. Layer the watermelon and raspberry lemon slushies in glasses and garnish with lemon and watermelon slices. Serve immediately. Enjoy!