Watermelon Slushie is a magical drink that is made without using ice or sugar or color or any essence! All you require is just watermelon and a dash of salt.
 
Call it Watermelon Slushie or Watermelon Granita or Watermelon Sorbet, but one thing remains the same that it is one of the best summer coolants, perfect to beat the heat. 
 
This recipe is Fireless as well as vegan!
 
 
 
Watermelon Slush
Watermelon Slushie

My  Watermelon Slushie recipe is very simple and straightforward. It's a just 2 ingredient recipe, one of which is of course Watermelon.

Watermelon itself is refreshing and when you have it in the semi-frozen state then its taste is just unparalleled. I think with such lovely natural drinks around, do we really need mocktails?

Just like this one, my Mango Sorbet and Litchi Granita are made easily without any ice cream maker and are a must-try in the season.

 

Memory Lane: How I Started Making This Magical Drink

I happened to make this Watermelon Slushie accidentally many years back. Shall I tell you how?

Remember, how we used to spend our summer holidays? No school homework, no summer camps, no extra classes. At the most some simple homework like English/Hindi writings. Holidays were holidays in the real sense and were total fun. They were spent by visiting Nani's house or Bua's place along with a lot of pampering by them. To a certain extent, this thing continued with my sons also. My brother-in-law's son, Pranay, used to spend at least half the holidays together, either at our place or his'.

Whenever Pranay and his sister came to our place it was no less than a festival. Continous fun n frolic, giggling and laughter round the clock, eating everything except the normal food (Dal, rice, chapati). Those days were great. Now, everyone is busy, kids are no longer kids now and are busy in their jobs/higher studies.

Oh! I think I swayed totally by getting nostalgic. Anyways, so one such hot summery day, when Pranay had to come to our place, I took out watermelon juice and kept it in the freezer for quick cooling. And, I forgot! When kids asked for something to drink then I rushed to the freezer and it was half-frozen by that time. I quickly tried to break the ice crystals with a fork and served that half-frozen half-liquidy slushie to them. And it was a HIT! They demanded more of it and since then it has become a regular at our place during summers.

Watermelon Drink to Rejuvenate

Give this refreshing Watermelon Slush to your darlings after they come back from school and they will be immediately get charged and rejuvenated. And the best part is that they can have as much as they want.

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Step by Step Photos

Taking out Watermelon Juice

  • Roughly chop watermelon after removing its rind.
  • Put the chopped pieces in the blender and pulse it for few seconds till it gets pureed fully. No, no need to take out the seeds. Even if the seeds get crushed then also no problem as unlike orange seeds these are not at all bitter. Also, do not add any water while blending. Watermelon has enough of it.
  • Strain this juice. Hardly will you get any pulp but it's done to get rid of the seeds.
  • Your watermelon juice is ready.
  • You can serve this as it is also after adding little rock salt.
How to make Watermelon Juice

 

Making Slushie with the Juice

  • Put this juice in a shallow tray and off to the freezer.
  • Let it set partially, meaning the top layer is set with liquid beneath it. It will take 4 to 5 hours (more or less, depending on the weather and your refrigerator) 
  • Take it out, fluff with a fork.
  • After doing so, you can again return it to the freezer and it will remain more or less like this. Just light fluffing will be good enough then.
How to make watermelon Slushie
  • Add rock salt and serve. It tastes like ''Chuski'' and is really very refreshing.

Tip: Add salt only at the time of serving. Do not add it earlier else the taste will be spoiled. You may add finely chopped fresh mint also at the time of serving.

 

Variation

  •  If the watermelon is too sweet then do not add anything (omit salt then) and just freeze its juice, that too partially.
  • In case it's not so sweet, then add a little sugar powder while grinding only. Or you may add Rose syrup instead of sugar powder.

 

Watermelon Slushie

One of the best summer coolants, perfect to beat the heat.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Keyword How to Make Watermelon Juice, Watermelon Drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Samira

Ingredients

  • Watermelon (As much as you like)
  • Rock Salt (As per taste) Kala Namak

Instructions

  1. Remove the rind and roughly chop watermelon.

  2. Put the chopped pieces in the blender and run it for few seconds till it gets pureed fully. No, no need to take out the seeds. And do not add any water while blending.

  3. Strain this juice. Hardly will you get any pulp but its done to get rid of the seeds.

  4. Put this juice in a shallow tray and off to the freezer.

  5. After 4 yo 5 hours (more or less, depending on the weather and your refrigerator) when it is set partially, meaning the top layer is set with liquid beneath it. Take it out, fluff with fork.

  6. Add rock salt and serve. It tastes like ''Chuski'' and is realy very refreshing.
  7. Add salt only at the time of serving. Do not add it earlier else the taste will be spoiled.

  8. Variation: Avoid salt and make it sweet. If the watermelon is too sweet then do not add anything and just semi-freeze its juice. In case it's not so sweet, then add little sugar powder while grinding only. Or you may add Rose syrup instead of sugar powder.

Recipe Notes

  1. If the watermelon juice is left for long in the freezer and it gets frozen then leave it on the kitchen counter for few minutes and then fluff with a fork.
  2. Alternatively, you can put it in the food processor (or blender) and pulse it for few seconds.

Watermelon Slushie

One of the best summer coolants, perfect to beat the heat.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Keyword How to Make Watermelon Juice, Watermelon Drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Samira

Ingredients

  • Watermelon (As much as you like)
  • Rock Salt (As per taste) Kala Namak

Instructions

  1. Remove the rind and roughly chop watermelon.

  2. Put the chopped pieces in the blender and run it for few seconds till it gets pureed fully. No, no need to take out the seeds. And do not add any water while blending.

  3. Strain this juice. Hardly will you get any pulp but its done to get rid of the seeds.

  4. Put this juice in a shallow tray and off to the freezer.

  5. After 4 yo 5 hours (more or less, depending on the weather and your refrigerator) when it is set partially, meaning the top layer is set with liquid beneath it. Take it out, fluff with fork.

  6. Add rock salt and serve. It tastes like ''Chuski'' and is realy very refreshing.
  7. Add salt only at the time of serving. Do not add it earlier else the taste will be spoiled.

  8. Variation: Avoid salt and make it sweet. If the watermelon is too sweet then do not add anything and just semi-freeze its juice. In case it's not so sweet, then add little sugar powder while grinding only. Or you may add Rose syrup instead of sugar powder.

Recipe Notes

  1. If the watermelon juice is left for long in the freezer and it gets frozen then leave it on the kitchen counter for few minutes and then fluff with a fork.
  2. Alternatively, you can put it in the food processor (or blender) and pulse it for few seconds.

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