Refreshing Watermelon Frozen Slushy

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

It's not a shake and it's not a smoothy. It's got an amazing taste, and it's my latest addiction!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup sugar
  • 12 cup water
  • 3 cups cubed watermelon (without seeds) or 3 cups other melon
  • 1 12 cups ice cubes
  • 12 lemon, juice of, plus grated rind
  • 1 cup cooled strong-brewed tea, from a cherry or almond tea bag (you can try other flavors, too)


  1. Heat the sugar and water, stirring constantly, until the sugar melts.
  2. Set aside to cool.
  3. Put all the remaining ingredients, including the dissolved sugar syrup, in a blender and blend just long enough to achieve that icy-mush quality.
  4. Serve immediately, in tall frosty glasses.
Most Helpful

I want to review this twice so that maybe I could give you 10 stars. I will never eat watermelon again......just drink it in this recipe! I made it for my DIL as a treat when she came over yesterday. She isn't eating sugar right now and I used Splenda, which worked just fine. Because I didn't need to dissolve the sugar, I wish I hadn't used the 1/2 cup of water because it did seem a little thinner that I would have liked. I can't wait to make it again and already am planning a trip to the store for more melon. Thank you soooooooo much Mirj!

Geema May 22, 2003

Absolutely fantastic! Mirj is right, it is addictive. I made a half recipe and drank the entire thing myself. Used an apple cinnamon tea bag, the only non-black tea bag I had. Will try with splenda also. Keep this one in mind for that leftover watermelon! Thanks for sharing the recipe!UPDATE: Tried this with green tea and splenda and loved that combination, too!

LonghornMama February 26, 2007

Yum! I too used splenda, and a lemon tea bag since that was the closest I had. I left out the lemon juice because of that, and omitted the extra water per Geema's suggestion. This is a lovely drink that I am enjoying during my rare moment to myself!

ladypit June 14, 2006