Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Watermelon Slush

This past week we had insanely hot days. The temperature felt like 120 degrees plus humidity. It was torturous to venture outside even for a short period of time. I love summer and I love hot weather but this was unbearably hot, so hot that all I wanted was some ice cream. To cool down and stick to my healthy goals I found a recipe for Watermelon Slush. It's easy, tasty, refreshing, healthy, and the perfect festive treat for the 4th of July.

Recipe adapted from Hyvee Seasons
Watermelon Slush

8 cups of seedless watermelon
1 cup water, divided
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup agave nectar
3 cups Sprite

1) Puree half of the watermelon in a blender.
2) Put the pureed watermelon through a fine sieve into a 3 quart container to then be put into the freezer.
3) Repeat steps 1 and 2 to the other half of the watermelon.
4) Stir in lime juice and agave nectar.
5) Cover and freeze for at least 8 hours.
6) 1 1/2 to 2 hours before serving allow the frozen watermelon to sit at room temperature. Use large fork to scrape partially thawed watermelon into a glass.
7) Add 2/3 cup of Sprite to the glass. Garnish with a watermelon slice or a lime slice and serve.

I got a little excited and drank some before it was frozen. Although very delicious, it is better if in slushy form!

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