Watermelon Mint Slushie

This slushie is just as good as the Frozé (frozen rosé!) at Portland’s Cheese and Crack. Maybe even better, if you’re trying to drink less, or need a great mocktail recipe for kids and sober friends.

Blend up a pitcher for lazy summer afternoons. This is especially good during a heat wave, when you’re too hot and tired to do anything else.

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Serves 2


  • Prep ahead: you'll need about 4 cups of watermelon chunks (seedless). Freeze for 4 hours, or overnight (see below).
  • ½ cup cucumber: skinned, seeded and chopped
  • juice from 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons)
  • ¾ cup coconut water (I like Harmless Harvest the best)
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves
  • Optional: add one ounce of tart cherry juice concentrate (Such as Michelle's Miracle/Cherry Works Tart Cherry Concentrate)
  • Optional: sweeten to taste with a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup
  • a pinch of Himalayan pink salt


  • Step 1

    Prep ahead: cube the watermelon and put into a ziplock bag. Freeze in a single layer, so the chunks don't stick together. Freeze for about 4 hours, or overnight.

  • Step 2

    Add the frozen watermelon, lime juice, coconut water, salt — and tart cherry concentrate, if using — to the blender. Process until smooth. Add a bit more water or coconut water as needed.

  • Step 3

    Then, blend in the mint until incorporated.

  • Step 4

    Pour into glasses and garnish with mint. Serve.