Watermelon Brain Freeze

This requires a fair amount of watermelon, so make sure you buy a big one (or get two).

That way, you don’t have to be greedy and tell your kids there’s no watermelon left — because you’re secretly saving it for happy hour.

Serves 2


  • 4 cups of cubed watermelon (freeze ahead)
  • 1 romaine heart, chopped
  • 3/4 cup of coconut water or filtered water. If adding vodka, only use 1/4 cup of coconut/water to start.
  • the juice from one lemon
  • a couple sprigs of fresh mint (leaves only)
  • Optional: 4 ounces of vodka — give or take, depending on how strong you like your drinks.


  • Step 1

    Prepare the watermelon — wash the melon well and dry. Cut into big slices, and then into cubes, discarding the rind. Place the watermelon into a ziploc bag or airtight container, arranging the watermelon in a single layer. Freeze for several hours or overnight (or while you're at work).

  • Step 2

    Place the frozen watermelon cubes, romaine, coconut water (or water), lemon juice, mint leaves and vodka (if using) into a high speed blender. Process until slushy, adding a small amount of water to reach desired consistency.

  • Step 3

    Garnish and serve — salud!



Recipe courtesy of Camp Kale.