Watermelon Lime Shake

Watermelon Lime Shake
Staff Writer

Clare Barboza

Watermelon and lime shake.

The watermelon flavor is subtle, and the lime is a zingy, refreshing complement, making this the best picnic milkshake ever. Try to find the ripest, juiciest, and sweetest watermelon around. If you are using a watermelon with seeds, try to pick out most of them, but leaving a few is OK; they will get chopped up and lend a pretty, black speckle to the shake.

Excerpted from Malts & Milkshakes, by Autumn Martin (St. Martin's Press, 2013)

Ingredients

  • 3-to 5-pound watermelon
  • 1/4  Cup  plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  Cup  1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 3 medium limes)
  • 12  scoops vanilla ice cream
  • paper-thin lime slices

Directions

Remove the rind from the watermelon and cut the fruit into enough 1-inch pieces to measure 4 cups and enough 1/4-inch pieces to measure 2 cups.

Blend the 4 cups of watermelon with the sugar, salt, and lime juice until the watermelon is completely liquid. Add the ice cream and blend until it is just combined.

Stir in the 2 cups of smaller watermelon pieces.

Pour into glasses and garnish with a lime wedge.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Calcium, Ca
1mg
0%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
7mg
1%
Sodium, Na
10mg
1%
Water
12g
0%

Watermelon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Watermelon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.