Cantaloupe Slushie Recipe

Cantaloupe Slushie in 3 glasses with a silver straw and a lime

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This homemade Cantaloupe Slushie is the perfect naturally sweetened treat to help beat the summer heat, and it’s made with just 3 simple ingredients! Naturally vegan & gluten-free.


  • 9 cups (~1160 g) cubed cantaloupe, frozen for at least 8 hours
  • 24 tablespoons maple syrup or agave
  • 1 1/22 1/2 cups (350470 ml) lime sparkling water* (see notes for substitutions)


  1. First, let the cantaloupe chunks sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to defrost some. Then, add them to a blender along with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 1 1/2 cups (350 ml) of sparkling water.
  2. Pulse the blender until the melon starts to break up some, then blend to form a thick, slushie consistency. Adjust the Maple Syrup to taste, adding more if necessary. If the mixture is too thick for your liking, you can also add in extra sparkling water. Divide equally into 4 glasses, serve, and enjoy!


  • Flavor Alternatives: if you’d like, you can replace the sparkling water and maple syrup with sweetened soda, such as Sprite or ginger ale. Alternatively, you can also add the juice of 1 lime + add water instead of sparkling water.
  • Make it Boozy: if you are 21+, add in 2-4 shots of tequila (or your alcohol of choice) for a fun twist!
  • Food Processor: if you don’t have a blender with a tamper, I recommend using a food processor instead!