Cool off on a hot summer day with this refreshing, hydrating Watermelon Basil Slush. Made with just 2 ingredients and no added sugar so it's healthy too!
The weather is warming up and that means all we want is something cool and refreshing to drink. That’s where this Watermelon Basil Slush comes in. It's hydrating, so refreshing and super tasty!
If you're looking for more ways to cool off when it's hot out, we also love this Frozen Strawberry Lemonade. This slush is also great for backyard barbecues and get togethers. Try it with this Simple Vegan Cucumber Salad.
The best part part about this slush is there are only 2 ingredients, watermelon and basil.
See recipe card for quantities
Simply freeze half of your fruit and chill the other half in the refrigerator. Toss all the fruit and as much basil as you like into the blender. There’s no need to add any liquids since watermelon is mostly water, there is enough liquid in the refrigerated melon to get everything slushy. In about a minute you’ll be sipping on this surprisingly delicious and refreshing summery drink.
Add cold watermelon cubes, frozen watermelon cubes and basil to blender.
Blend until watermelon and basil have broken down and well combined.
Pour into glasses.
Garnish with basil, if desired and serve immediately.
Hint: This recipe can be easily scaled up to make larger batches. Use equal amounts of frozen and refrigerated watermelon along with desired amount of basil.
- Herbs - try fresh mint instead of basil
- Flavors - add fresh squeezed lime or lemon juice and omit herbs
- Adults only - add rum or vodka for cocktails
For this recipe, you will need a good blender for the best texture.
If you try this recipe, let me know how it turns out! Leave a comment below or snap a pic and tag it @weelittlevegans on Instagram so I’ll be sure to see it!
Watermelon Basil Slush
- 2 cups frozen watermelon, black seeds removed.
- 2 cups watermelon, chilled in the fridge, black seeds removed.
- 3-6 fresh basil leaves
- Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until slushy and thoroughly combined.