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Kiwi Watermelon Slushie Recipe: An Easy Summer Savior!

This kiwi watermelon slushie is the perfect thirst-quenching, refreshing summer drink on a hot day! It’s a breeze to make and family-approved to combat summer heat!

Picture this: it’s a scorching hot summer day, and you’re in need of an icy treat that’s both refreshing and easy to whip up. Say hello to this thirst-quenching kiwi Watermelon slush recipe! 

This delightful drink is the perfect marriage of sweet, juicy watermelon, fresh tangy kiwi, and a hint of sweetness. And the best part? You’ll only need FOUR ingredients to create this frosty beverage, making it a perfect summer treat that’s ready in a snap.

As you prepare to concoct your very own kiwi Watermelon Slushie, imagine the heavenly sensation of sipping on this vibrant pink, ice-cold treat, as it quenches your thirst and cools you down from the inside out.

Your taste buds will thank you as they’re enveloped in the burst of watermelon flavor, balanced by the tangy lime kick.

So, gather up those simple ingredients, blend them together, and get ready to bask in the deliciousness of your own homemade watermelon Slushie.

If you love delicious beverages like homemade slushies, check out my:

  • Homemade Blueberry Lemonade
  • Strawberry Acai Refresher (Starbucks Copycat)
  • Starbucks Mango Dragonfruit Refresher
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Why I Love this Watermelon Slushie

Refreshing Summer Drink

This watermelon slushie is a delightful, icy concoction that’ll make you feel like you’ve dived head-first into a pool of refreshment.

With just a few simple ingredients like ice, frozen watermelon, fresh kiwi, and a touch of sweetener, you can whip up this revitalizing treat in no time.

Hydrating and Delicious

Watermelon, the star of the show, contains a massive 92% water. That’s right; your slushie is more hydrating than an overeager water fountain in the desert. Really, Mother Nature was way ahead of us when she decided to blend the perfect thirst-quencher with a delightful sweetness.

Not only does watermelon offer hydration, but it also packs a punch of essential nutrients, such as vitamins A and C. So, while you’re sipping away on your slushie creation, you’re also sneaking in a bit of nutrition. Talk about having a cheat day without the cheat!

How To Make A Kiwi Watermelon Slushie

If you’ve never made a slushie before, you’re in for a treat – it’s even faster and easier than going to your local 7-Eleven! Here’s what you need to know to make the perfect summer drink.

Ingredients Needed

  • Crushed ice
  • Watermelon
  • Kiwi
  • Sugar

Please check the recipe card at the bottom of this post to get the full printable recipe!

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How to Blend Your Kiwi Watermelon Slushie

Ready to make your own frozen drink? The perfect slushie drink is only a couple of minutes away!

  1. In a blender, pour half of the crushed ice and the watermelon. Add 2 tbsp of sugar and mix until smooth.
  2. Set aside the watermelon slush and repeat the process with the kiwi. I recommend tasting the separated slushies at this point and adjusting the sweetness to your liking!

To Serve: Fill about 1/4 of the glass with kiwi slush and the rest with watermelon slushie!

Isn’t this a beautiful watermelon slushie?!

Watermelon Slushie Recipe Notes and Tips

  • If you do not have a blender, you can also use a hand mixer to make a delicious watermelon slushie that tastes as though it came from a slushie machine!
  • The best type of watermelon to use for making a watermelon drink is a seedless watermelon. Look for one that’s very ripe with very red flesh. The darker the flesh, the less added sugar you’ll need to use to give your refreshing drink the perfect amount of sweetness.
  • Add green or red food coloring if you want to increase the intensity of the color.
  • You can optionally cut the fruits and put them into the freezer the night before. You won’t need as much ice to reach the ideal consistency. It should be thick enough so both layers don´t mix when you serve the drink. If it is too runny, you can add more ice and blend the mixture again.
  • To ensure the layers don´t mix, pour the upper layer gently with a spoon.
  • Watch out, sugars! Don’t go overboard with the sweeteners. Watermelon is naturally sweet, and too much sugar could lead to a sugar-rush tantrum.
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Vegan and Healthy Variation Options

  • For a vegan-friendly sweetener, consider using maple syrup or agave. Both bring a unique touch of sweetness, and Mother Nature will surely appreciate it.
  • Thinking about supercharging your watermelon slushie with an extra dose of fruity goodness? Why not toss in some strawberriespineapple, or even cucumber to create a symphony of flavors?
  • You could even mix things up and try combinations like basil leaves and lemon juice, or add some fresh mint leaves into the icy concoction. Or add a splash of fresh lime juice. Yum!

Tips for Getting the Perfect Texture

Ready to transform a ripe watermelon into a frosty delicacy? You betcha! Achieving the ideal slush consistency is super important. Here are some tips to follow:

  • Frozen Watermelon: Make sure to use pre-cut and frozen watermelon cubes. If your watermelon isn’t already sliced and frozen, then you’ll want to use more ice!
  • Balance: Adding the kiwi introduces a bit of tanginess and helps balance the sweetness, while a hint of sweetener complements the watermelon flavor.
  • Trial and Error: Blend your ingredients, and don’t be afraid to adjust. You can always add more ice or watermelon to get that desired slush-to-smooth ratio.
  • Patience is a Virtue: Your blender might require a break or two to catch its breath. Pause, scrape down the sides, and continue blending.
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Troubleshooting Common Issues

Sometimes, blending doesn’t go as smoothly as anticipated. Don’t worry, fellow blender enthusiasts! Here are some solutions to common watermelon slushie conundrums:

  • My slushie is too watery!: If your slushie is more liquid than slush, never fear! Just add a few more ice cubes and blend again.
  • The texture is too icy!: Over-blended slushies can sometimes feel like you’re crunching on ice shards. Solve this by adding a bit more frozen watermelon and blend once more, but keep an eye on it.
  • Blender Blues: Is your blender struggling? Practice patience, my friend. Pause, stir, and resume. You can do this!
  • Taste Test: If your creation lacks flavor, do the ol’ taste test. Check if your watermelon is ripe enough or if you need an extra bit of kiwi or a splash of lime or mint.

Celebrating Melon Season

It’s that time of year when the sun is shining, and ripe melons abound, filling the markets with their luscious freshness. So put on your sunglasses and get ready to enjoy the melon season like never before!

Beyond the Watermelon Slushie

Sure, watermelon slushies are the crown jewels of melon season, but let’s not forget the other melon-based concoctions that your taste buds are yearning to try.

  • Gazpacho: A cold soup of blended ripe melons, tomatoes, and cucumbers? Trust me. It tastes better than it sounds.
  • Melon Salad: Combine various types of melon with feta cheese, mint, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze for a refreshing and sophisticated side dish.
  • Melon Salsa: Mix diced melon, jalapeno, red onion, cilantro, and lime juice for a sweet, spicy, and tangy topping that elevates your tacos to gourmet status.

Just remember, experimentation is key. You can never have too many melon-based dishes this season!

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How to Perfectly Slice Melons

Of course, making watermelon slushies is all fun and games until you find yourself struggling with a heavy, ripe melon. Don’t let its size intimidate you – with a little bit of guidance, you’ll soon be slicing and dicing even the most Herculean of melons with ease.

  1. Pick your weapon: Choose a large, sharp knife for the task. A dull or small knife could lead to a melon massacre, and nobody wants that!
  2. Create a stable base: Cut a thin slice off one end of the melon to create a flat surface. This will keep it from rolling around while you’re trying to slice it.
  3. Slice it up: Cut the melon in half, and then into wedges. If it’s a seeded melon, you might want to scoop out the seeds at this point.
  4. Remove the rind: Carefully slice the rind off the wedges, taking as little of the juicy fruit with it as possible.

Now, marvel at your melon mastery and go forth to conquer melon season armed with both the perfect watermelon slushie and an arsenal of delightful melon-based dishes. You’ve got this!

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Kiwi Watermelon Slushie FAQs

How do I make frozen watermelon chunks?

The best way to freeze chunks of watermelon for your slushie drinks is to cut the flesh of your watermelon into cubes and freeze them in the cubes of an ice cube tray. It’s the easiest way to freeze cubed watermelon and have it ready to add to your healthy slushies!

What’s the secret behind a perfect watermelon slushie?

Ah, the secret to a perfect watermelon slushie! You might think it’s all about the quality of the watermelon, but it’s actually about balance.

You’ll want to use ripe, sweet watermelon chunks and tangy kiwi. Limit the amount of ice you add; too much can dilute the flavor.

Are there any cheeky twists to a watermelon slushie recipe?

Want to jazz up your watermelon slushie? A cheeky twist could be adding a splash of coconut water or serving it with a wedge of lime to amp up the tropical vibe. You could also incorporate a hint of mint or blend in a few fresh strawberries for a delightful twist.

Can I summon a watermelon slushie genie from frozen watermelon?

If only summoning a watermelon slushie genie was a thing! The world would truly be a more magical place. However, while I can’t promise you a mystic genie to do your bidding, I can assure you that freezing watermelon chunks is a key step in crafting your perfect slushie.

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More Delicious Recipes You’ll Love

If you love this kiwi watermelon slushie recipe, you’ll love these other cold drinks for the hot summer months too!

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kiwi watermelon slushie

Kiwi Watermelon Slushie


  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 1 cup watermelon
  • 1/2 cup kiwi
  • 4 tbsp sugar


  1. In a blender, pour half of the crushed ice and the watermelon. Add 2 tbsp of sugar and mix until smooth.
  2. Set aside the watermelon slush and repeat the process with the kiwi. I recommend tasting the separated slushies at this point and adjusting the sweetness to your liking!

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