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Watermelon Lime Slushy Sorbet

Is it possible to survive on nothing but fruit for the entire summer?

Okay, maybe fruit + avocado toast.

It probably isn't a wise decision but it sounds pretty delicious if you ask me.

I'm on a simplistic recipe kick as of late, which I think comes naturally with summer.  Oh, and having no A/C definitely plays a part in that.  I am grilling nearly everything.   

Except this slushy.  Now that just wouldn't make sense. 

This recipe is the epitomy of simple.  You'll need 3 ingredients [water + ice don't count and since lime zest + juice come from the same fruit they equal 1! :)] and a blender or food processor.  It's a satisfying after dinner treat or a refreshing snack on a hot, summer day.

If you ever find yourself with a gigantic watermelon that you can't seem to finish this recipe is for you!

But even if you are the type who consumes entire melons by themselves [umm, hi, me!] you are going to l.o.v.e. this.  It just may be even more refreshing than eating plain watermelon.  You get all of the watermelon flavor + juiciness with the added kick of lime and that addicting, slurpable slushy texture.

Print this!

Watermelon Lime Slushy Sorbet gluten-free, vegan // yields 2 servings

  • 2 cups frozen + cubed watermelon
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1-3 teaspoons liquid sweetener, ie: agave, brown rice syrup, honey
  • zest from 1 lime
  • 2-5 tablespoons water
  1. Let the watermelon thaw on the counter for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Place in your blender with the ice, lime juice, 1 teaspoon sweetener, 1/2-1 teaspoon lime zest, and 2 tablespoons of water.
  3. Turn on and blend adding a little more water if needed.  Use the least amount of water as possible to keep the texture in between a slushy + sorbet.  I needed 1/4 cup.
  4. Taste and add more sweetness and lime zest if needed.  I like this tart so I only used 1 teaspoon of sweetener.  This will also depend on the sweetness of your watermelon.
  5. Pour into small glasses or bowls, top with a sprinkle of lime zest, and serve.

tips/substitutions: If you want it to have a slightly more formed texture place the mixture in a bowl in the freezer for 1-1 1/2 hours.  Then scoop and serve [it will still be soft] immediately.  For a more juice-like consistency do not freeze the watermelon.  For a more sorbet-like texture use a large food processor and scrape the bowl frequently until fully combined and smooth but not watery.  For a fully frozen version you can put the mixture into popsicle molds or let freeze in small bowls [best served within 1-2 days of making to avoid freezer burn].  Let thaw for 5-10 minutes before eating.

If you find yourself making this every single day until the end of summer, don't say I didn't warn you.  The whole family is going to enjoy this fruity treat!


Reader Comments (30)

This is slushy deliciousness!!
June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKiran @
Ashley, this looks so good! Especially since I am in South Carolina! It is so hot and sticky here.
I could totally survive on fruit all summer long!! so good and it is my favorite thing!
June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTieghan
I am a fruit maniac in the summer. I usually buy watermelon, cantaloupe and pineapple weekly. And then I make my husband cut it all because I take forever to cut fruit. I'm definitely going to try this recipe!
Yum!! I definitely think it's officially time to buy a watermelon (and never stop all summer!)
June 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterchar eats greens
I have been dreaming of sorbet for a few weeks now!!! Un-fortunately I am refurbishing my kitchen as we speak so it will take me some time before I taste test. But it looks mouthwatering!!!
June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIoanna
yum! that looks perfect for summer
June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDana @ VanishingVeggie
I love watermelon and this looks delicious! I can't wait to make it!
June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
What a great sorbet..... This is one perfect way to cool down in the summer
June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMr. & Mrs. P
oh, yum! This looks so delicious and refreshing!
And easy, too!
I will have to try it out - thanks!!
June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmy @ So There. by Amy
Yum! I am all about this recipe!
It is 110 degrees here in Scottsdale, AZ and all I can think about is this sorbet!
We just got a new blender and this recipe is definitely going on the short list.
June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph
Looks refreshing; and red is perfect for Canada Day!
June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne
I love this recipe! I have been looking for a good way to use watermelon in the blender, but so far no luck. This recipe is exactly what I have been looking for. Great blog, too. Thanks so much.
June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonica Capozzo
Strangely enough, fruit and avocado toast are pretty much the only things I've eaten all day! This slush looks delicious, & so great for hot afternoons. :)
June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEileen
Great tasting and easy to make just perfect for summer when it doesn't matter how high you have the AC and you just can't cool down
June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick
Man, do I love watermelon. Always have, always will. And this looks awesome.
June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Can't wait to try this. Having a BBQ birthday this Monday ... will add this to the menu
I also find myself eating entire watermelons solo once the summer heat goes cray. We have a thunder-stormy heat wave thing happening right now and I want to go to slushy sorbet land.
June 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
This sounds and looks uber refreshing ;) Thanks for sharing the recipe!
June 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHanna
The photos are mouth-watering. This is a great summer time cooler and watermelon is a great way to hydrate! Thanks!
June 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlori @ thehealthminded
watermelon is one of my most favourite things about summer.. this sorbet looks to die for!
June 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpetal and plume
You are a girl after my own heart (belly), Ashley. I, like you, do not have air conditioning, and, once the official season of summer started, we were smacked with a (mid-90*) heatwave. I have pretty much been living off of fruit (as I do almost every summer), the majority of which has been watermelon. In the past 7 days, I have cut up 3 ginormous watermelons and eaten about 30 cups worth, probably more. Yeah, so you are NOT the only one who can finish a whole melon by herself. :)
There is NOTHING as refreshing and cooling on a HOT summer day as chilled watermelon. Except pureed frozen watermelon sorbets. :) Or, as I prefer, smoothies. I've found an AMAZING combination in blending up watermelon with some strawberries, lemon juice, a touch of lemon zest and a pinch or two of stevia. It's DELICIOUS, and it sounds like you would LOVE it, as well. Anytime watermelon is combined with a citrus, I'm happy!
June 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
Mmmmm I love watermelon! And lime. This sounds like the perfect summer treat! This would be super yummy as a sorbet too!
June 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaria Tadic
I made this yesterday and it was wonderful. I took one bite and knew I had to add one ingredient: a splash of tequila on top. It was divine! Thanks for sharing this recipe.
June 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn
@Robyn - You are a genius!
June 27, 2013 | Registered CommenterAshley
Your blog appeared in two of my google search results today (grilled chickpeas and crunchy lentils), so I took that as I sign that I'd better start reading! I'm loving everything I've seen so far. I totally feel your pain regarding the lack of AC. I grill absolutely everything I can this time of year! I even tried to cook soup on the grill a when I caught a nasty head cold during a heat wave a few years ago. Not recommended...
June 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatie (A Fork in Hand)
Mmm! This looks easy, and nutritious. Just what I love. Plus I love that you've used agave instead of sugar. Thanks so much!
June 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNicole R
I just made this last weekend as a dessert for a impromptu dinner party. I was so happy with how they turned out and everyone couldn't believe they had so few ingredients! Most of them actually thought the slushies had alcohol in them (I think it was the lime tricking them) and I assured them they did not. Of course they would be great with a splash of vodka or tequila for an adult dessert. Already planning to make them for another get together this weekend.
July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarissa
@Carissa - Your comment just put a huge smile on my face! So glad they were a hit! :) I appreciate the feedback. Funny about the alcohol thing...I need to spike them next time!
July 16, 2013 | Registered CommenterAshley

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