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Watermelon Lime Shake

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

  • 1 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
  • 4 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
Servings4
Calories Per Serving866
Total Fat34g52%
Sugar118gN/A
Saturated20g100%
Cholesterol132mg44%
Protein14g28%
Carbs133g44%
Vitamin A513µg57%
Vitamin B121µg20%
Vitamin B60.4mg20.1%
Vitamin C50mg83%
Vitamin D0.6µg0.2%
Vitamin E1mg6%
Vitamin K2µg2%
Calcium426mg43%
Fiber5g18%
Folate (food)33µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)33µg8%
Iron2mg9%
Magnesium99mg25%
Monounsaturated9gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg7%
Phosphorus379mg54%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium1240mg35%
Riboflavin (B2)0.8mg49.6%
Sodium537mg22%
Sugars, added82gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg20.8%
Zinc3mg18%