WATERMELON SLUSHY BOWLS
Watermelon Slushy Bowls are so refreshing, and great for those hot days. Made with only 3 ingredients; watermelon, lime, and honey. These are so easy and fun to make, and the kids love them. The best thing is the kids end up with a fun activity, and a healthy yummy treat.
These Watermelon Slushy Bowls are so cute. The kids started with half of a mini watermelon, and added the lady bugs to their bowls. They chose their stickers, decorations, and designed them how they wanted them to look. You can be really creative with these by using just about anything that sticks. How about some jewels, or glitter?
Also, we tested the taste with lemon and lime, and the winner was lime. When they finished, they went to sit outside and sip on their slushy bowls. They were so cute to watch!!
HOW TO MAKE WATERMELON SLUSHY BOWLS – STEPS
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CAN YOU FREEZE WATERMELON WHOLE?
Yes, you can freeze a watermelon whole, but it may be very difficult to cut. I would suggest cutting it into smaller pieces to freeze.
For this recipe, cut the watermelon from the rind and then cut into small chunks. Place the chunks into a freezer bag, and freeze until watermelon is frozen solid.
If you won’t be blending the watermelon for the Watermelon Slushy Bowl recipe, then it’s best to eat it while it’s still frozen. It will start to get mushy as it thaws out.
WHY WATERMELON IS THE BEST FRUIT FOR KIDS?
Watermelon is a delicious fruit that is very good for your health. It has a high water content and also delivers many other important nutrients.
It’s a great fruit to eat, especially during the summer due to its high water content.
Let’s look at some of the many health benefits for the kids:
- Vitamin A: Good for eyes and skin.
- Vitamin B1: Helps the body to use food for energy.
- Vitamin B6: Helps fight infections.
- Vitamin C: Strengthens the immune system, to help keep your child from getting sick.
- Lycopene: An antioxidant that helps maintain a healthy heart, and bones.
We’re lucky in California to have our watermelon season last from June-September.
They kept tasting, and tasting them, and for good reason. Then added the lime and honey for flavor, but really the watermelon tastes so delicious on its own. No need for extra ingredients.
WATERMELON SLUSHY BOWLS
- 2 small watermelons mini or personal
- 1/2 cup non-frozen watermelon scooped into small chunks
- 5 cup frozen watermelon scooped into small chunks
- 1/4 cup cocnut water
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1-2 whole limes juiced
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 thin slices limes this is for the top garnish
- Cut the mini watermelons in half.
- If you have the twist in knobs for the stand, screw those in. If not, using a knife slice a small piece off the bottom so it will sit flat.
- Scoop watermelon into small pieces. Add one cup to a container or bag, and put in refrigerator, not to be frozen. Add the rest to a freezer bag, and lay flat into the freezer for at least 4 hours until frozen.
- While the watermelon is freezing, dry the bowls, start decorating, or wait a bit. You'll have 4 hours.
- Meanwhile, make your fresh lime juice. 1-2 limes juiced. Add the honey to the lime juice, and mix. (This way not too sticky to pour into blender.)
- Time to blend. Add the non-frozen watermelon first to the blender. (This makes it easier to blend, and not so hard on your blender.) Then add the frozen watermelon to the blender. (The smaller the pieces the easier to blend.)
- Next, add the coconut water, lime honey mixture right into the mixer, and start to blend.
- This will take a few minutes depending on your blender. When you see it's well blended, and looks slushy. Pour directly into the watermelon bowl, and garnish with a lime slice. Use a spoon, or straw, and enjoy!!