Sometimes the simplest things, are also the most delicious. Summertime brings the best flavors of tropical and southern tastes. Watermelon is one of my favorite summer fruits so I was excited to partner with Georgia's Watermelon Association to make a refreshing summertime drink.
This yummy summertime drink is to celebrate the Georgia's Best Summertime Drink contest (more details at the end of this post), and you can't have the perfect summer without Watermelon! I created a yummy frozen drink that you make with a blender and only has three ingredients.
The only thing you'll need for this drink recipe is;
Watermelon (about a 1/4-1/2 depending on size)
Mango (about 3)
To start, you'll need to cut up some watermelon and mango and place the chunks into separate containers. Seed the watermelon as you're putting it into the container. How much fruit you will need will depend on how big your family is of course, but I was able to make 4 drinks with 3 mangoes and 1/4 of a watermelon.
You are freezing the fruit in different containers because you will be blending them separately as well. When your fruit is frozen, place either the watermelon into your blender first with 8 oz of lemonade. I decided to put watermelon on the bottom because it contains more water than mango so I knew it would help blend further in the cup when it starts to melt.
Pour all of your watermelon lemonade into the cups first. Then blend your mango mixture with the remaining 8 oz lemonade. Pour on top of the watermelon mixture. Garnish your drink with a slice of fresh cut watermelon.
You can enjoy with a spoon or with a straw, either way, it's going to be delicious! We sat around outside and enjoyed them before the rain started to pour this weekend. These hot days in the south call for some serious cool down and we don't have ice cream trucks that come by Like I did when I was a kid. Besides, I wouldn't want them eating ice cream every day, but frozen fruit as good as this, means it's game on summer!
It's time to share your favorite “Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink” spotlighting one of the state’s favorite fruits – the watermelon. You can upload it now through National Watermelon Month, ending July 27, 2015. Winning entries will be announced on or about August 3, 2015 – National Watermelon Day – and will receive juicy watermelon-themed prizes. Enter here.
Here are some of the great prizes!