Whip up these kiwi watermelon slushies! They are homemade slush that is filled with natural watermelon and kiwi. 4 ingredients are all it takes to make this watermelon slushie!
Since summer is in full swing, now is the time to take advantage of all the ripe fruit on hand. One fruit I can’t get enough of is watermelon. This watermelon recipe will cool you down on a hot summer day!
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This Kiwi Watermelon Slushie Recipe Is…
- Make with 4 ingredients
- Fresh watermelon and kiwi
- Naturally gluten free
- Can be made with sweetener in replace of sugar
- Sweet and tart
- Cold summer drink
Ingredients Needed For Watermelon Kiwi Slushies
How to Make Kiwi Watermelon Slushies
The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.
- In a blender, add half the ice, sugar, and diced watermelon. Blend as directed until nice and mixed, and all the ice is broken up. Pour into a container and set aside. (Photos 1 & 2)
- Next, do the same steps with the kiwi, and blend well. (Photo 3)
- Pour the mixture into a glass. You can layer the flavors, swirl them in, or how you would like. (Photo 4)
Does My Fruit Need to Be Frozen
If you would like frozen fruit, go ahead and freeze your fruit the night before, or at least 6 hours. Just dice the fruit up, and place in a container or freezer bag.
Then toss right in the blender frozen. It will add more frozen texture to the slushies. But it is not a have to do step.
Variations to Homemade Slushies Recipe
- Swap kiwi out with another fruit, like strawberries, cantaloupe, etc.
- You can do a straight kiwi slushie or watermelon slushie. Just do all the same fruit.
- If you don’t want to add in granulated sugar, feel free to use honey, agave, or sweetener of choice.
- If you do not want layers of the slush, blend it all at once.
- Add in food coloring to each fruit to give the slushie layers a more vibrant coloring.
- Use a spoon to gently pour on the different layers of slushies on top of each other to prevent them from mixing. If you pour too fast, it will not create the layered look.
- Make sure the ice gets nice and crushed up to give you a true slushies texture.
- Make this slushies recipe right before you want to serve it up. Otherwise, it will melt and water down the drink.
You can use a hand mixer or food processor to break up the ice. Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to crush the ice enough by hand to create the slush texture you are going to want without a blender, food processor, or mixer.
Add in some fizzy water or a lemon-lime soda. This will help to give it a carbonated texture. Just make sure the soda is nice and chilled so it doesn’t melt your ice too fast.
If you want to mix up the fruit and ice and find it is sweet enough as is, just skip the sugar. That is fine to do without adding sugar. The sugar just helps to add sweetness to the slushie and bring out the natural flavors of the fruit more.
So, if you want to use a seeded watermelon, I recommend making sure you remove the seeds. You can press the watermelon through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth to help pull out any seeds. Then blend.
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Easy Homemade Kiwi Watermelon Slushie
- 2 cup (473 ⅙ g) crushed ice
- 1 cup (152 g) watermelon
- ½ cup (88 ½ g) kiwi
- 4 tbsp sugar
- In a blender, pour half of the crushed ice and the watermelon.
- Add 2 tbsp of sugar and mix until smooth
- Set aside the watermelon slush and repeat the process with the kiwi. If you do not have a blender, you can also use a hand mixer.
- I recommend you taste the separated slushies at this point and correct the sweetness to your liking.
- Fill about ¼ of the glass with kiwi slush and the rest with watermelon slush.
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