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Watermelon Smoothie Recipe

An frosted homemade watermelon smoothie – the perfect way to cool off in the summer heat!

Watermelon Smoothie - inside a watermelon

I often played hostess for summer parties and gatherings as a teenager, because my family had a giant pool in the backyard that offered an escape from the brutal Texas heat. It was a great location for summer parties or for simply hanging out on weekends. However, since moving away from my childhood home, I no longer have a pool of my own and therefore must find creative new ways of luring friends to visit.

Sadly, the lawn gnomes just don’t seem to cut it.

Watermelon Bowl   Watermelon Drink

Enter the following watermelon smoothie recipe! With two fresh watermelons, I made fantastic summer smoothies for four of us yesterday afternoon. And instead of glasses, I served the smoothies in the leftover hollowed-out watermelons. Obviously, added chocolate chips for the tops were not optional.

We sat under the sun in the backyard, drinking our frosty watermelon smoothies and admiring the lawn gnomes. Okay, not really. Really, we drank our watermelon smoothie indoors, as it was much too hot to stay outside…

Also, lawn gnomes are boring.

Poor lawn gnomes.

Watermelon Smoothie Recipe

Total Time: 5m
Yield: 2 servings
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  • 3 cups frozen watermelon (480g)
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice (80g)
  • pinch pure stevia extract or 1-2 tsp sugar of choice
  • chocolate chips, optional for garnish
  • full watermelon rind, for serving if desired


Watermelon Smoothie Recipe: Using a large knife, cut watermelon in half. Scoop out all of the fruit with a large spoon and freeze the 3 cups of watermelon for this recipe. Reserve the hollow watermelon halves. Once the watermelon is frozen, blend with the milk and sweetener until smooth. Pour watermelon drink into the reserved watermelon or into glasses. Garnish with chocolate chips if desired.

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Published on August 1, 2013

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  1. Lilian says

    this looks so delicious, even in the Winter here in Australia. I haven’t been thinking about ways to keep cool recently, it’s just been 6 layers of clothing and some hot chocolate every day. But when it’s really hot in the summer I love grabbing watermelon slices out of the fridge and eating them under the air conditioner. Feels great!

  2. Sara Hagedorn says

    I love this idea! so cuuute. But lawn gnomes are not. They are creepy ):
    My favorite atm. is banana icecream with cocoa powder and pb. It’s simply perfection 🙂

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  5. Alyssa Fideli says

    Great idea! Oh, my dads birthday is coming up and he loves magic cookie bars so I was wondering if you could make magic cookie bar pancakes? It would be a huge help.

  6. Susan says

    These look absolutely wonderful. Seems like the chocolate chips would be a must-add… 🙂

    As for lawn gnomes, for me they are creepy. The best way to stay cool for me is to walk at the edge of the Atlantic ocean with its cold current lapping at your feet occasionally.

  7. Karly says

    This is sooo good!!
    I thought that the chocolate and watermelon combination might taste weird, but I tried it and it was amazing…I guess chocolate really does make everything better 🙂

  8. Cait says

    I couldn’t wait for the water melon to freeze properly so the chocolate chips immediately sank to the bottom… but that just meant I got to eat them all at the end instead.
    This was delicious AND adorable!!! And so simple too.

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