Watermelon Lime Shake

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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)

4
Servings
866
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
34g
52%
Sugar
118g
N/A
Saturated Fat
20g
100%
Cholesterol
132mg
44%
Protein
14g
28%
Carbs
133g
44%
Vitamin A
513µg
57%
Vitamin B12
1µg
20%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
20.1%
Vitamin C
50mg
83%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
2µg
2%
Calcium
426mg
43%
Fiber
5g
18%
Folate (food)
33µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
33µg
8%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
99mg
25%
Monounsaturated
9g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
379mg
54%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
1240mg
35%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.8mg
49.6%
Sodium
537mg
22%
Sugars, added
82g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
20.8%
Zinc
3mg
18%

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