As the weather hots up and everyone starts reaching for the ice cream, it can leave you wondering WTF you can have that will cool you down, not break the calorie bank and which is (most importantly) equally as nice as a Cornetto. Say hello to our watermelon slush, which is one of those ridiculously simple recipes that looks a lot more involved than it actually is – perfect for making BBQ guests think you’ve put in more effort than you actually have. (If you do that, call it a watermelon granita to add to the effect). 

Watermelon slush recipe

Watermelon Slush

Serves 2 | Difficulty level: Really, really easy | Prep time: 3 hours in total (includes freezing time) 

Nutritional info per serving

Calories: 53

Ingredients

  • 1 watermelon, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger juice 

Watermelon slush recipe

Method

  1. De-seed and chop the watermelon and place in a freezable container. Stir in lime juice along with the juice from ginger: to get this, grate the fresh ginger and then squeeze the juice into the watermelon.
  2. Place in the freezer for 2-3 hrs until frozen. 
  3. Bash the frozen watermelon into small pieces. I used a rolling pin but anything heavy will do the job.
  4. Add a sprig of mint if you’re being fancy. Serve on its own as a refreshing summer cooler or add some fat-free coconut yoghurt to give it a bit of va-va-voom.

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