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fizzy watermelon floats

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Choose one: ice cream or slushies! Can’t decide? What if I told you these fizzy watermelon floats were BOTH? If I were a kid, I probably would have had to choose one or the other (boo!). But now that I’m an adult, I have the luxury of choosing BOTH, and so can you! It’s hot hot HOT this summer and I’m constantly looking for ways to cool off. And I don’t mean with fans and ice cubes… I mean jumping in the kitchen and getting creative! You might be familiar with my watermelon icebergs which are ridiculously refreshing. Think of these fizzy watermelon floats as a version for the kid at heart in all of us!

Don’t they just look like heaven in a glass?! They’re truly the best way to feel refreshed on a hot summer day! They’re far less sweet than your traditional soda float, but will bring on the nostalgia just the same. They have four easy ingredients and take 10 minutes to whip up for you and a pal! Or a double serving for yourself… I won’t blame you. They’re THAT good, and I may or may not have done that myself… don’t judge!

These watermelon floats were part of the watermelon 3 ways video on the YouTube channel. Check it out below or keep scrolling to get the recipe. 

If you’re looking for ways to use up the rest of your melon after creating these watermelon floats, check out these recipes for a watermelon peach salsa and watermelon couscous salad!

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fizzy watermelon floats
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fizzy watermelon floats

There's a new ice cream float in town! Cool off with this fizzy combination of watermelon and vegan coconut ice cream. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword drink, float, summer, watermelon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 large floats
Author Lauren Toyota

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C cubed watermelon
  • 1 C frozen strawberries
  • 2 large scoops vegan vanilla coconut ice cream
  • 1 C sparkling lime flavoured water (or sparkling water with fresh lime juice)

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the watermelon and strawberries until smooth. 

  2. Fill about a quarter of your glass with the slush, then add ice cream, top with sparkling water until nearly full, and add a little bit more slush on top. Serve immediately!

1 comment

  • Nev 3 years ago

    I made the watermelon salad with quinoa for supper for my family, and after supper I made these floats! HUGE hits. Thanks so much! 🙂

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