Strawberry-Watermelon Slushies

This recipe is best during strawberry season, with fresh berries, but is also fine using thawed berries. I have even been known to use a couple tablespoons of strawberry jam in a pinch. Plan ahead a bit and keep frozen watermelon cubes in the freezer, so you can make this anytime! When we get a watermelon I cut some of it into cubes, take the seeds out, and spread it on a cookie tray in the freezer. After it’s frozen I put it in a bag or container and keep it in the freezer until I need frozen watermelon. By doing this instead of using ice cubes and fresh watermelon, your slushy doesn’t get watered down!

Ingredients:

2 c fresh strawberries
1/3 c lemon juice
1/3 c sugar
1-2 c frozen, cubed watermelon

Directions:

Blend the first three ingredients until smooth. Add watermelon a little at a time until desired consistency is reached. For extra flair, I like to serve it in a tall cup with a twist of whipped cream on top–what a wonderful classic taste of summertime!

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