Holy heatwave, batman. We’ve been riding a pretty brutal heat wave in LA for the past week or so, and all I have to say is God bless the person who invented the ceiling fan. The temperature settings on our fridge and freezer are turned up to maximum power, and I’m even showering cold these days. The last thing I want to do is use anything that generates heat, so I’m avoiding the stove and oven as much as I can. On the other hand, my blender has made more appearances in the last two weeks than it has in probably the previous year. This honeydew lime slush is one of the main reasons for that.
Simple, frosty, and healthy, this slush is the perfect treat for a day when you don’t want to do anything but cannonball into a brisk pool or face plant in a cold slice of watermelon. It tastes kind of like a limeade, but the honeydew adds enough sweetness that you don’t need any extra sugar.
If you make more servings than you need, keep the extra slush in the blender pitcher. That way, if it starts to melt, you can just stick the whole pitcher in the freezer for an hour or so to firm it up, and then give it a quick pulse on the blender to slush it up again.
- 1/2 very ripe honeydew melon, cubed
- Juice of 1 lime, or about 2 tbsp. lime juice
- 1 cup ice
- 2-3 tbsp water
- Freeze honeydew cubes for at least 4 hours or until icy. Combine honeydew, lime juice, and ice in blender and pulse. Add water one tablespoon at a time, adding just enough to help the mixture blend smoothly. Serve immediately in chilled glasses.