Secret Recipe Club: Watermelon Slush

It’s time for the hot and  humid August installment of the Secret Recipe Club!

Yes, I do in fact live in San Diego, and while most of the time hot and/or humid does not apply here, the month of August tends to be an exception. Usually during August we get monsoonal flow kicking up over our mountains and deserts, and it likes to merrily push its way out all over the county. As such, my house is currently sitting at 82 degrees at 5:45 pm in the afternoon. No air conditioning here. Means there was no baking or actual cooking happening this month!

Thankfully, we got a lot of household type stuff done before the worse of this heat and humidity set in, including new laminate flooring in the living room. I am in love with it. So easy to keep clean. And nice and cool underfoot. And actually all installed, which I had some concerns would take longer since we were doing it ourselves with some family help. But it is done!

I should get back on track here. This month for the SRC, I was paired up with Christine from Christine’s Kitchen Chronicles! Christine and I have something in common, besides the cooking and blogging of said cooking, we both Jazzercise! I am jealous of her 4-5 class a week schedule, I am only able to make it to 2-3 generally, maybe once the busy summer dies down and I am down to one job instead of two I can get one more class in a week, I hope!

I will fully admit to scouring Christine’s lovely blog and mentally bookmarking a few recipes. Until it got hot. All the recipes I was considering wanted me to cook something. And, like I said, no cooking here. One little window in the kitchen means no good air flow. I’d hate to think how hot it could actually get in there in weather like this.

Thankfully Christine rescued me with the perfect summer treat, a watermelon slush! Especially considering my love for Slurpees right now. These slushes are cold, frosty, sweet, and lacking a lot of chemicals and HFCS. My OB will be very happy with me for skipping the HFCS!

Another great thing is how fast you can go from hot to slush. Just keep some watermelon tucked away in the freezer (or any fruit really I am thinking) and you will be in business!

Watermelon Slush

From Christine’s Kitchen Chronicles

4 cups watermelon, seeded, diced, and frozen
2 limes, juiced
2 Tablespoons honey
3/4 to 1 cup water (This was the original amount called for, I needed to use about 2 cups total. It could be my watermelon wasn’t very juicy; the color was a little anemic; or it could my 13-year-old college aged blender, either way, just know that extra water won’t hurt at all!)

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.  Serve immediately.




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20 Responses to Secret Recipe Club: Watermelon Slush

  1. This IS the perfect summer treat! My kids eat watermelon like you wouldn’t believe! I know they would love this, thanks!

  2. This looks fantastic. Would it be wrong if I added a little vodka to the mix ;) Seriously – great SRC choice!

  3. What lovely photos! I’m so glad that you were able to find something on my blog that agreed with the weather you’ve been having lately. You’re lucky to only have one month of discomfort to deal with! Oddly enough, the weather here in Ohio has cooled down considerably in the past week or so. I’m hoping it will stay that way. Also, yah for Jazzercise! Are you in love with the new set or what?! :)

    PS: Aly @ Cooking in Stilettos – TOTALLY appropriate to add vodka! ;)

    • Jo says:

      I am loving the latest set! Except for the constant loop of “Call Me Maybe” I have stuck in my head!

      And fingers crossed this humidity moves out soon. The only thing I will miss are the occasional lightening storms we get over the east county, the one they had the other night was amazing to watch!

  4. Kate says:

    This sounds totally refreshing. We had still air and heat last week, here at my daughter’s in Seattle. This would have hit the spot. Super SRC selection….
    And, I agree with you…no cooking when it is hot!

    • Jo says:

      No cooking indeed! Our eating out budget was pretty much blown out of the water by last week! We are trying to stay in, but when the kitchen is 80 degrees before you start anything….

  5. What a great choice! It’s been freakishly hot here too.

    Glad to be in ‘C’ with you. I’d love if you came and shared Wednesday night at my Pin’inspiration Party C:

    • Jo says:

      I’ve been so remiss on blogging lately, I will have to check your link party out this next week! Thanks for the invite!

  6. What a wonderful recipe for a hot summers day!

  7. misschels says:

    I am addicted to watermelon lately…going to try this asap!

  8. Debra says:

    We must have been on the same wave length for this reveal.

  9. Lisa~~ says:

    I adore watermelon drinks and make one very similar to this but I add some banana. Beautiful looking drink.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my group “A” SRC entry: Chicken Satay Noodle Salad.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

  10. This looks so refreshing, and your pictures are gorgeous!

  11. Erin says:

    Looks so refreshing!! Perfect choice for the hot weather in August. :)

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