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Watermelon & mint slush

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Watermelon & mint slush

Serves 2 5 min
A cup of cool for a hot summer’s day. Don’t blend it too much or it will melt into a liquid. You want a snow-like texture. As long as the watermelon is frozen you can make this at a moment’s notice. Ideal for our temperamental summers. It is the lazy cousin of the granita, whereby you blend and then freeze the mixture; forking and scraping it every 30 minutes as it freezes to get delicate ice crystals.

Cook's notes

A fast and easy recipe - you can prepare and freeze the watermelon in advance so its ready for a hot summer's day.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 a mini watermelon
  • 2 1/2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 lime

Method

Prep time: 5 min
  • Step 1

    Remove the skin and any large pips from the watermelon. Dice the flesh, lay it on a tray and freeze it overnight.
  • Step 2

    When you want to make the slush, pop the frozen watermelon into a blender with the maple syrup, mint, juice of half the lime and about 4 tablespoons of water.
  • Step 3

    Blitz into a coarse icy blend.
  • Step 4

    Taste and adjust with more lime juice and maple syrup to your liking. Serve immediately.

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