It's Friday and that means that we are about to enjoy another delectable installment of Thirsty Friday. This particular Friday is extra special because its July 3rd, and that means we are only 24 hours away from a very special holiday that promises some extra special eating. Whether you're the fried chicken and sweet tea type, barbecue and lemonade crowd, or the burgers and cola people, I'm sure you have a favorite 4th of July jam. I am a huge proponent of traditions, however, I would suggest that you change things up a bit to make room in your life for this muskmelon frozen lemonade.
Lets get right into this. I'm sure you are just as eager to begin your weekend as I am.
Melon. Freeze it.
Lemons. Squeeze them.
Are you sensing the simplicity if this endeavor? It's great, right?!
It's probably a good thing that I only recently realized the simplicity of making slushies at home. Once you know it's like having a super power, you just want to use it ALL THE TIME!
My mind keeps trying to tell me to make some kind of frozen cucumber concoction and I'm trying to get it to just chill. Ha! Haha. Yeah…
There is something about an overflowing glass that just thrills my heart. It's like a race to get to the straw before the delicious, sticky liquid covers the countertop.
Also, I'm sorry about all the cliche paper straws, but I have an over abundant collection and they are just so darn cute!
Happy Weekend! Now get out there and celebrate!
Muskmelon Frozen Lemonade
- 3 cups muskmelon or cantaloupe, cubed
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- mint and lemon slices for garnish, optional
Spread cubed melon out unto a baking sheet lined with parchment and freeze for 1-2 hours or until solid.
In the pitcher of your blender combine lemon juice, sugar, and water. Pulse several times to combine. Add frozen melon and ice cubes and pulse on high speed until smooth.
Pour into glasses and garnish with fresh mint and lemon slices. Serve immediately. Enjoy!