Vanilla Basil Watermelon Slushie

Slofoodgroup Team July 22, 2020

Fresh Watermelon, Vanilla, and Basil Give The Classic Slushie A Serious Upgrade!

Summer is here and what a better way to celebrate than with a fresh slushie? Cold watermelon, a kick from basil and mint, and vanilla seeds add glamour to a classic slushie. We think this is wonderful on its own but have been known to use it as a cocktail base and add a bit of alcohol. It goes great with vodka, with tequila, white rum, or even with gin for a cheeky gin fizz.

It really doesn't get much easier than this single-step recipe. You just grab those delicious summer ingredients, toss them in a blender, pour it into a cup, sip it down, and try to avoid the brain-freeze! 

Cheers!

How to make a watermelon slushie from scratch

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 10’

Cooking Time: 0’

Additional Time: 0’

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh watermelon, deseeded and cut in cubes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves
  • Seeds from 1 vanilla pod
  • Ice cubes

Procedure

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a blender; serve immediately.




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