I saw this recipe for a watermelon frosty on Happy Healthy Life and my mouth and tummy immediately said YES!! I had watermelon in the house, a few frozen bananas in the freezer and I though I didn’t have any fresh lemons I always keep some frozen lemon juice on hand so I was all set as far as ingredients. I immediately got some watermelon in the freezer and a few hours later I was relaxing and enjoying a wonderfully refreshing drink. I love that this drink has no dairy but it’s still creamy and smooth because of the banana. I’ve made this drink a few times already and have frozen watermelon chunks waiting in the freezer as I plan on making this drink all summer long. I make the drink sans alcohol but you could always replace some of the water with your favorite alcohol for a more “adult” beverage.
2 cups frozen watermelon chunks*
1/2 cup water (or part alcohol of your choosing)
1 packet Stevia (or sweetener of your choice)
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 frozen banana**
Place everything in a blender and whiz away!
* Remove the rind from the watermelon and then cube the flesh into 1/2-inch cubes. On a parchment or foil lined baking sheet lay the cubes of watermelon out so that they are not touching one another and place in the freezer. Once the watermelon chunks are completely frozen remove them from the baking sheet and place them in a freezer bag and store in the freezer.
**Once bananas are fully ripe and the skins are heavily spotted or fully brown, peel the bananas and place each one into a snack-sized zip bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible when closing and then freeze. Though frozen bananas don’t look great they are wonderful in smoothies and banana bread.