June 24, 2012

Watermelon Frosty

I got a crazy good deal on a watermelon the other day, but since it is kinda hard for only two people to eat an entire watermelon, I figured I needed another plan.  After going to the pool yesterday and being out under the HOT sun, the only thing that sounded good was something ice cold.  How about a watermelon frosty?  I knew I had seen one on Pinterest, so I searched around and sure enough there it was.  Remember when I made Banana Ice Cream by only using frozen bananas and it turned out so smooth and creamy.  Well, this frosty uses frozen watermelon chunks, but since watermelon is very watery, you also have to add a banana to give it than creamy consistency.
This frosty turned out thick and creamy and was so refreshing - the perfect way to beat the heat.  It did end up tasting more like banana and lime than watermelon, but it was still great.  If you have any watermelon in your fridge that needs used up, cut it up and freeze it to either make this frosty now or another day. 
Watermelon Frosty
2 1/4 cups frozen watermelon cubes
1/2+ c. milk
2 Tbl. sugar
juice of 1 lemon or 1 lime 
1 fresh banana

Add the frozen watermelon cubes, 1/4 cup of milk, sugar, lemon or lime juice and the banana to a blender or food processor.  Blend until smooth, gradually adding remaining milk as need to reach desired consistency.  Pour into 2 small glasses and garnish with a frozen watermelon slice.  Serve immediately.  

Jenn's Notes: The easiest way to get the watermelon to freeze fast is to cut it up into cubes and place those in a single layer on a plate and set in the freezer.  I used my food processor to blend this up very easily.  If you use a blender, you might have to stop and stir it a few times.  I used lime, but I want to try lemon next to see which one I prefer.   

adapted from: Healthy Happy Life and Foodess

42 comments:

  1. This sounds so yummy! Definitely trying this ASAP!

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  2. holy wow! i've been making banana soft-serve and tried strawberries...and now this? what's next?! GOOD TIMES!

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  3. I just made something similar to this! But I didn't think to use banana- that's so smart!

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  4. yum!
    this looks so refreshing...pinning it for later on a hot summer day :)
    ♥ much love

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  5. Yummy! Stopping by from Friday Flair link party

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  6. This sounds fantastic! I've got to try it. I'd be thrilled if you'd share this at my current link party so everyone can be inspired! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/06/the-fun-in-functional-link-party-5/

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  7. Wow! I am definitely making this!!

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  8. Yumm! Sounds Amazing .. I'll be trying this :)

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  9. What a great idea! I have a huge watermelon sitting on the counter, so I can guarantee some cubes will get frozen. This is perfect for our hot weather!

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  10. This looks perfect for a hot summer day!

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  11. Yum! Perfect summer treat- thank you. Coming to you from the blog hop. Have a good week. :)

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  12. Sounds great. Best thing is it looks good too! Win/Win!
    Liz

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  13. That looks really delicious! I'm sure it was very refresing on hot day.

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  14. Thanks for sharing! This blends to of my favorite foods bananas and watermelon! Can't wait to try this!

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  15. Mmmmm! Looks delish! Must try this out soon :)
    Found you thru Homemaker on a Dime, new follower!

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  16. What a great way to use up that watermelon!

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  17. OOoo, YUM! Thanks for sharing this at Weekend Potluck! Sounds like a WINNER to me!
    ~Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

    http://4littlefergusons.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/steak-salad-patriotic-potluck/

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  18. This sounds delicious! I have a ton of watermelon I need to use as well. Great idea!

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  19. This looks so delicious and perfect for a hot summer day! We are so thrilled to have you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

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  20. Looks amazing! I just had a watermelon pie the other day and now anything watermelon is sounding great :) Featuring you tonight at Mom On Timeout! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  21. This looks so refreshing!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  22. That looks refreshing - yummy!
    I would love if you stopped by my linky party happening now to link it up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  23. Featuring you today! :)

    Ginger @ Ginger Snap Crafts

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/07/take-look-at-you-my-favorites.html

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  24. Oh yum! This looks SO delicious and refreshing!
    Thank you so much for sharing @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    You will be featured in about 30 minutes! ;)
    xo! Vanessa

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  25. Searching for recipes where I could use frozen watermelon pieces. Having grown a good patch this year, didn't want to see them wasted, and I truly would love to eat watermelon all year long. This is one of the recipes I'm saving and using. Thanks!

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    1. This is the perfect thing to make with frozen watermelon cubes! I have a yummy strawberry watermelon lemonade that would be perfect too!

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  26. I'm allergic to banana - any ideas on what else I can use?

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    1. The blog that I got this recipe from said that the banana is a key ingredient to make it creamy. However, I have seen a few other versions of this that did not call for a banana and those looked delicious too. So, you could just leave it out entirely or you could add another type of fruit, like some frozen strawberries or raspberries! You could always try my yummy frozen strawberry watermelon lemonade instead! -Jenn http://eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com/2012/07/frozen-strawberry-watermelon-lemonade.html

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    2. Made it tonight - no bananas. I added milk by "look" - ended up being about 1/3 cup. Turned our great.

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    3. So good to hear!! -Jenn

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  27. You've been featured at my blog! http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/08/1-month-of-fun-august-link-party.html

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  28. I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-8-and-rural.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  29. Silky and heavenly ^^ gotta try this pretty soon! Thanks for idea.

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  30. This looks so delicious! I make something similar with bananas using my magic bullet but never thought of adding another fruit. Fantastic idea and now I want some!

    Pinned it. :)

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