Watermelon Lime Shake

Clare Barboza

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

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)

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.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

836 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

42%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 34g 52%
  • Carbs 126g 42%
  • Saturated 20g 102%
  • Fiber 4g 17%
  • Sugars 111g
  • Monounsaturated 9g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 13g 27%
  • Cholesterol 132mg 44%
  • Sodium 536mg 22%
  • Calcium 421mg 42%
  • Magnesium 89mg 22%
  • Potassium 1,130mg 32%
  • Iron 1mg 8%
  • Zinc 3mg 17%
  • Phosphorus 368mg 53%
  • Vitamin A 481µg 53%
  • Vitamin C 45mg 75%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 19%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 48%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 18%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 31µg 8%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 20%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin K 1µg 2%
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