What a bear of a summer this has been! The heat has been quite oppressive, and as much as I would like to kid myself, we most likely have at least another month of summer to come.
I went looking for a recipe that offered some heat relief and was excited to come across this cool, refreshing drink dreamed up by Kathy Patalsky of kblog.lunchboxbunch.com.
I’m sold. This drink is my absolute summer favorite! Watermelon is always a treat. There is nothing that can tame the flame of summer like sinking your teeth into a crisp slice of ice cold watermelon. That alone is divine, but this slushy, icy drink includes a tiny hint of tropical flavors like banana and coconut. It’s super easy to put together – just make certain to freeze the watermelon ahead of time.
Whip it up and kick back to enjoy!
2 1/4 cups frozen watermelon, cubes
1/2 cup coconut water or water (add more as needed)
1-2 Tbsp maple syrup, grade B
1 large lemon or 2 limes, squeezed
1 fresh banana
Optional: add a few pinches of cayenne for a spicy kick!
Party cocktail version: add 1-2 shots of your fave alcohol
Add all ingredients to a high speed blender like a Vitamix and blend until frosty. Note: Start off with just 1/4 cup of the water liquid and add more in splashes as needed to blend.
Pour into frosted glasses to keep cool, garnish with lime or fresh watermelon sliced.