I have a ton of watermelon in my fridge just begging me to eat it. I have eaten so much of it this summer I think I might explode. So I decided to make something with it to make it a little more exciting. This Watermelon Slush is a perfect ending to a beautiful summer day.
Zest the lime being careful not to zest the white bitter part. If you’re like me and don’t have a microplane, a box grater works perfectly. Zesting is much easier if done before juicing as you have a solid lime to hold on to, rather than a floppy rind.
In a blender, blend watermelon, sugar, salt, and the lime zest and juice.
Empty the juice into a 13 x 9 inch pan and place in the freezer for 2-3 hours, scraping with a fork every 30 minutes. This helps make ice crystals rather than one huge ice cube.
Eventually it will come out looking like shaved ice.
Scoop into a glass and enjoy as a special summer treat. It can even be made into an alcoholic beverage by adding a splash of your favorite spirit.