This is hands down the most requested drink by my family, friends, and my very picky children. This watermelon cooler is refreshing, hydrating, cooling, and tastes like a tropical drink you’d enjoy on vacation. In my Vitamix blender, I throw in cubes of fresh watermelon, which becomes the liquid portion. I add frozen strawberries, fresh mint leaves, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
I often make this recipe to use up a watermelon that is getting too watery before we can eat it, or to repurpose a watermelon that turned out to not be perfectly sweet and crunchy for slicing and eating raw. I often even blend any watermelon, whether it is ripe or not, too soft or too crunchy, as the texture and flavors are instantly remedied and delicious in this drink.
- 1/2 a fresh watermelon, cubed I use enough to fill my blender up to the 8 cup mark
- 1 c frozen strawberries
- 1/4 c fresh spearmint leaves (about 4-5 stems)
- 1 lime, juiced
- Place everything in the blender and blend on high for 1 minute. I often use my Vitamix blender push-stick for this to get everything evenly moved down.