Watermelon Slushie Recipe (Only 4 Ingredients!)

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This refreshing Watermelon Slushie Recipe is made with only 4 healthy ingredients! It’s easy to make and perfect for a hot summer day.
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When the temperatures rise, the humidity increases, and all you want to do is lay out by the pool, nothing hits the spot quite like a cool and refreshing summer drink.

Today I’m sharing a super easy, tasty, and healthy Watermelon Slushie recipe with you all – made with only 4 ingredients! I’m also teaming up with Article to show you our brand new (and snazzy) vegan patio furniture that makes sipping on these Slushies just a little bit sweeter.

watermelon slushies in glasses with lime on patio table

We recently collaborated with Article to fill our Living Room and Dining Room, but were so impressed with the build and quality of the furniture that we didn’t want to stop there! Article streamlines the furniture process by directly working with the consumer (that’s you) and the manufacturer. Because they cut out the showrooms, warehouses, and middlemen, Article is able to deliver high-quality furniture to you at an affordable price. They also have an amazing selection of vegan-friendly furniture, which can be hard to come across!

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Now that we have a beautiful patio setup, I can’t wait to have friends over and entertain outside – which is where these Watermelon Slushies come in to play! I absolutely love the idea of using Frozen Watermelon in drinks, because:

  • It has a high water content (no need to add extra ice!)
  • It’s naturally sweet (as long as you pick it right – here are some helpful tips)
  • Sometimes the texture of Watermelon is…..less than ideal (read: mealy). However, once it’s frozen and blended, you really can’t tell at all!

ingredients for watermelon slushie on marble cutting board

With a base of Frozen Watermelon, a touch of Maple Syrup, some Lime Juice to balance the sweet, and some fresh Mint to make things just a little bit more refreshing, these Watermelon Slushies sure are a tasty treat. If you want to switch things up, I also think this recipe would be great with Fresh Basil! And perhaps even a touch of Tequila…if you are over the legal drinking age, obviously 😉

girl holding marble tray with watermelon slushies on it

These Watermelon Slushies are perfect for a relaxing afternoon outside, or even a fancy-ish dinner with friends. And if you really want to make things classy, don’t forget to check out Article for their amazing selection of Outdoor Furniture!

Caitlin sitting in patio chair while drinking watermelon slushie

If you’re looking for more Refreshing Summer recipes, you’ll also love this Pineapple Mint Smoothie and this Easy Muesli Recipe!

Finally, if you make this recipe and decide to share it on Facebook or Instagram, don’t forget to tag me @FromMyBowl + #FromMyBowl! I love seeing your delicious recreations 🙂


Watermelon Slushie Recipe

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This refreshing Watermelon Slushie Recipe is made with only 4 healthy ingredients! It’s easy to make and perfect for a hot summer day. 

  • Author: Caitlin Shoemaker
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American


  • 10 cups Seedless Watermelon Cubes, frozen for at least 24 hours
  • 24 tbsp Maple Syrup*
  • Juice of 1 large Lime
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Mint or Basil leaves, loosely packed (Optional, but recommended)
  • 1 1/2 cup Filtered Water (see notes for a fun substitution!)


  1. First, let the Frozen Watermelon chunks sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to defrost some. Then, add the Watermelon, 2 tbsp Maple Syrup, Lime Juice, Mint, and Water to a high-speed blender.
  2. Pulse the blender until the Watermelon 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 water.
  3. Divide equally into 4 glasses, serve, and enjoy!


  • If you do not have a blender with a tamper, I would suggest making this recipe in a Food Processor instead
  • I used about 1/2 of a Medium-to-Large sized Seedless Watermelon for this recipe
  • You will need to adjust the Maple Syrup in this recipe based on how sweet your Watermelon is; I recommend starting out with 2 tbsp, and increasing from there in 1 tbsp increments.
  • Maple Syrup can be substituted for any other sweetener of choice
  • For a fun fizzy alternative, substitute the Filtered Water with a flavored Sparkling Water of your choice!

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  1. I can no use maple syrup and monk fruit sugar works great. Plus it helps process sugar in us. I love the receipe. For adult version I love to add a marachino cherry plus a shot of vodka worn your guest’s.

  2. Is ten cups about one watermelon? I’m not sure that my family would like it if I used a whole watermelon.

  3. Hi madam ….i already saw your ingredients and after Make it so nice. Can I ask… Is Madam put the Mable syrup is what taste?

  4. Caitlin;
    Hi,i just copied down your watermelon slushie recipe that i want to try making it in my blender.I only have a magic bullet blender for 1 person and i was wondering how i can make your slushie for 1 person in my blender.
    I am a type 2 diabetic so i am not sure if i can use maple syrup in the slushie recipe.What else can i use in place of the maple syrup?

    1. Hi Kim! I would suggest cutting the recipe in half or in thirds for the magic bullet. It will also work in a food processor (at full measurements), if you happen to have one!)
      Watermelon can be quite sweet in and of itself. If you are looking to reduce the sugar, I would suggest making the recipe first without Maple Syrup, then adding some to taste. Alternatively, you can also use a pinch or two of Stevia for sweetness.

  5. You made these for us and they were refreshing (what?! No AC?) and delicious! Your patio furniture looks very nice too!