Watermelon, Pomegranate, & Mint Slushies (Vegan+GF)
I got a haircut a few days ago and it has taken me until now to decide that it’s too short. I’ve always hated when my hair is in between. You know, when it’s too short to be considered long but too long to be considered short. Medium hair is like the sad middle child in a family. The one that doesn’t automatically inherit the identity of being the oldest or the youngest. Basically, I’m feeling like my hair should just go home and rethink it’s life.
Maybe I should do that too. Actually I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately and my head hits overload every once in a while. I think it’s just this age, or at least I hope it is and that I’m not the only person who feels this way. There is just so much pressure and unknowns to consider and the future is like this eerily blank canvas that I have no choice but to paint on. It may end up a big blob or it could be an art piece, but either way I’m holding the brush and it’s up to me. Please tell me everyone has these kind of days.
Well, on days like those it’s nice to make simple recipes that don’t require much difficulty but still take up my time and keep my head busy. Sometimes I just need that to keep from over-thinking everything.
These slushies are kind of like my hair right now. They have a bit of summer fruit, a bit of winter fruit, and some spring fresh mint so I guess they are kind of an all season drink. They will cool you down if it’s summer or they’ll make you think of summer heat when you make them during the winter.
I took way too long trying to photograph these because, that’s right, I was over-thinking things and all of the beautiful slush melted into a flat looking drinks. Just imagine them with mounds of slush on top for me because that’s what they did look like.
I made them with raw sugar and even used that to make pretty rims on the cups. I also used frozen watermelon that I froze over the summer. It was mostly seedless but not quite so I still had a few seeds in these slushies but the kids didn’t mind just spitting them out. I heard a rumor once that watermelon seeds are poisonous so I looked it up and found some people that actually recommend eating them because they are healthy. I’m not really sure about that but I promise that you won’t grow a watermelon in your belly if, like me, you fail to catch all of the seeds. My brother-in-law said that I should spike these and I thought I’d mention that you can if you want to I just don’t live around people who are big on drinking and I’m not old enough yet.
Watermelon, Pomegranate, & Mint Slushies
Next time the heat is overwhelming, try this refreshing and easy slush recipe. It'll be sure to make you the hero of the party!
- 4 1/2 cups seeded watermelon cubes frozen
- 1 cup pomegranate arils about 1 large pomegranate
- 1/2 cup sugar in the raw plus more for cups
- 2 cups cold water
- handful of fresh mint leaves
To make the sugared glasses, dip the rims of chosen glasses into warm water and then into a shallow bowl of raw sugar. Allow to dry for at least 30 minutes
Pour arils and water into a blender or food processor and blend for about a minute. Pour through a mesh strainer and press as much liquid out of seeds as possible then discard seeds.
Pour juice back into blender and add watermelon, sugar, and mint and blend until smooth but thick like a slushy. If you 'd like it thicker you can add some ice as well.
Absolutely love these, so perfect for summer!
YUM!! I’ve never made a watermelon slushie before! It is definitely going on my ‘to make’ list!
I really like your description of the blank canvas- very nicely said! Also, I totally have a bunch of those “unknowing of my future” days (like a couple times a month). My cousin has also said that he has these days as well, so you’re not the only one in the “unknowing” boat! 🙂
Thalia @ butter and brioche
Incredible photos! You definitely have got me wishing for Summer again Tori.
Oh, me too girlfriend, I’m totally missing it. Thanks, Thalia!
Lexi @ Sempre Dolce
Those look extremely refreshing and I wouldn’t mind having one right now!
Tori, these are STUNNING! I’ve been making lots of slushies for the kids now that it finally feels like summer here, and I know my son would go crazy for these. He is loves watermelon!
Thank you so much, Liren!
These look really tasty, great photos too!
Thank you Freya!