I have a confession to make…
I’m a serial appliance killer. This became painfully obvious to me while I was trying to whip up this delicious beverage quickly before my friend The Homesteading Hippy came over for some afternoon girlfriend time. This year alone, I have killed a stand mixer, a regular blender, and now, my stick blender. The rest of my appliances cringe when I come near them anymore.
I had intended to make some sun tea, but was out of tea – at least tea that would be good as sun tea, anyway.
I used it all making my DIY Iced Tea Bags last week. There was a bunch of watermelon left over from our housewarming party the night before, and I had everything else I needed to make this refreshing Watermelon Mint Cooler so what could possibly go wrong?
Well, There could be spiders hiding in the mint I cut from the big pot on my deck.
And the stick blender could have been in the last throes of life (from when I used it when I killed my regular blender a few months ago). There’s THAT.
And then you could mention how your watermelon mint cooler is not as smooth as you’d like it to be, and your snarky monkey friend might not let you live it down. Maybe mention it every five minutes or so. There’s that.
I should probably add that snark and sarcasm are just how we roll, really. We have some good laughs, and I really enjoy her friendship – even when she makes fun of my beverages!
You could forget to take a picture of yourself and your friend enjoying the chunky drink with the sticks of something in it (and the drink itself), too. Really, what blogger forgets to take pictures?
But, if you’ve got a friend who isn’t snarky, spider-less mint, appliances that work well and are you not genetically bent toward killing them you should have no problems at all making this refreshing watermelon mint cooler.
Seriously, this is such an easy and delicious recipe – very refreshing on a hot summer day! Best of all, it only has three ingredients – fresh fruits and mint, no sugar or artificial colors or flavorings. Ditch those sugary drink packets and feel good about serving this delicious drink to your kids this summer.
You simply add the watermelon chunks, mint leaves and lime juice into your blender jar and give it a good whirl until it’s smooth.
I used a large jar and stick blender since my regular blender is…indisposed at the moment.
Trust me, you don’t want any sticks of something in that stuff. Especially if you have snarky friends.
Drink it right away or refrigerate until you want to drink it.
.Serve this refreshing watermelon mint cooler over ice (or freeze until slushy) and sit under a big shade tree while sipping slowly and savoring the refreshing summer-ness in your glass (and work on an alibi…if needed).
- 7 c sweet, seedless watermelon chunks
- ¼ c fresh lime juice
- ¼ c fresh mint leaves
- Add all ingredients into a blender
- Blend until smooth
- Serve over ice or refrigerate until slushy
You can also use a stick blender and a large jar.