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Watermelon Lime Slush

5 from 6 votes
Time: 10 minutes
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This refreshing Watermelon Lime Slush blends up in 10 minutes and is the absolute best drink for summer! It contains fresh watermelon and lime, is sweet, and has a secret ingredient… ginger ale! Best part is it contains no alcohol so everyone can drink it!

For more fun non alcoholic drinks, check these out.

Two watermelon lime slush with blue striped straw, a lime slice, and a watermelon slice.

There is nothing I love more in the summer time than slushies… especially these watermelon slushies! They are the perfect frozen drink on a hot summer’s day or whenever you are craving a fruity and cold treat.

The ripe watermelon combined with lime and sweet ginger ale make the PERFECT summer flavor combination. And if you are new here, we love adding non alcoholic spirits to our drinks so expect some fun mocktail suggestions below!

For any leftover watermelon I highly recommend these Watermelon Popsicles, or this Watermelon Mojito Salad. There is no alcohol in it, but the flavors are amazing!

Let’s Make Slushies Together!

Click to watch this short tutorial and see how easy it is to make watermelon lime slushies at home!

Watermelon Lime Slush Ingredients

  • Frozen Watermelon Chunks
  • Ice
  • Ginger Ale
  • Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • Cane Sugar
  • Water
  • OPTIONAL Non alcoholic spirits (suggestions below)

Equipment Needed

  • Blender or Food Processor: I use a Ninja because it is high powdered and doubles as a blender/food processor. You can use it for more than blending drinks which I love.
  • Glassware: I use geometric lowball glasses but you can use hurricane glasses, margarita glasses, or whatever you like.
  • Straws: These are essential for enjoying any frozen drink. I prefer to use eco-friendly paper straws.
  • Citrus Juicer: You definitely need a juicer to get the most out of your limes.
Ingredients are frozen watermelon, lime juice, water, ice, and ginger ale soda.

How to Make Watermelon Lime Slushies

First things first, cut your fresh watermelon in small pieces and place in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Throw that in the freezer overnight and make sure your watermelon chunks are frozen solid before blending.

Back to the Watermelon Lime Slush, this drink is so easy! Literally all you do is throw everything into your blender and blend until smooth. There is no fancy method and you can’t mess it up.

Troubleshooting Your Watermelon Lime Slushie

Too thick? Add a tablespoon more of ginger ale or lime juice.

Too thin? Add a 1/4 more of frozen watermelon.

Not sweet enough? Some watermelon isn’t very sweet so you may want to add more cane sugar. I recommend a tablespoon at a time.

Watermelon Lime Slush garnishes of watermelon slices, striped blue straw, and lime slices.

Tips For The Very Best Watermelon Lime Slush

  • Use freshly squeezed lime juice. Store-bought lime juice just isn’t the same.
  • Blend it up as you are serving it. This slushie doesn’t store well in the refrigerator or freezer and it melts quickly. Serving it as you need it, and immediately, is best.
  • Garnish is everything. To make this slush even more fun, add mini watermelon slices, lime slices, and fun straws.

Make It A Mocktail!

If you are new here, we LOVE to make mocktails with non alcoholic spirits. I have tried so many different flavors and brands… But here are a few of my favorites to pair with these Watermelon Lime Slushies.

Add an ounce or two of:

For another delicious frozen mocktail, try this Miami Vice drink. It’s strawberry, coconut, and pineapple!

Watermelon Lime Slush in glasses ready for sipping!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What if I don’t have a blender?

For this slush a food processor of any size works just as well as a blender. You will definitely want a blender or food processor to make this though.

Can I add alcohol to my Watermelon Slushies?

Yes, of course! Vodka, coconut rum, or even tequila would taste delicious in this!

Do the watermelon chunks have to be frozen?

Yes, yes, yes! The slush consistency comes from the combination of frozen watermelon and ice. If the watermelon chunks are at room temperature or even refrigerated, all you will have is a liquid juice.


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Watermelon Lime Slush in glasses with striped blue straws, lime wedges, and watermelon slices.

Watermelon Lime Slush

Elizabeth Swoish
This refreshing Watermelon Lime Slush blends up in 10 minutes and is the absolute best drink for summer! Best part is it contains no alcohol (but there are options to add non alcoholic spirits)!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Beverage
Servings 4
Calories 191 kcal

EQUIPMENT

INGREDIENTS
 
 

  • 6 cups watermelon - cubed and frozen
  • 2 cup ice
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • 2 limes - juiced
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • watermelon slices - for garnish
  • lime slices - for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Cube fresh watermelon and freeze on a cookie sheet overnight.
  • To a blender, add frozen watermelon chunks, ice, ginger ale, lime juice, water, and cane sugar.
  • Blend until smooth.
    NOTE: If it's too thin add more frozen watermelon. If it's too thick add more ginger ale or lime juice.
  • Pour into glasses and garnish with watermelon slices, lime slices, and a fun straw.

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RECIPE NOTES

Make It A Mocktail!

Add an ounce or two of any of these alcohol free spirits:

Metric conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.

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By Elizabeth Swoish on March 14th, 2022
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About Elizabeth Swoish

Elizabeth Swoish is the founder and CEO of Entirely Elizabeth. She is a self-taught foodie and mocktail enthusiast with a business degree in data analysis. Read Elizabeth's food journey or connect on your favorite social media channels.

7 thoughts on “Watermelon Lime Slush”

  1. 5 stars
    During the summer, I want to eat watermelon morning, noon, and night and after making this slush, I want to drink it morning, noon, and night too! So delicious and so refreshing! I’m seriously addicted.

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  2. 5 stars
    Soooo good! Made these to drink while at the pool at my parents’ house. We all loved them!! I added a little extra ginger ale and lime juice to thin them out.

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  3. 5 stars
    This was so quick and easy! The flavor was perfect and so refreshing after a hot day outside. Will definitely make again. Thanks!

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  4. 5 stars
    This is one of the best mocktails EVER, and was a big hit with my family. Such a refreshing and satisfying drink on a hot summers day. Yumm. ?

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