This colorful and delicious watermelon and mango slush can be whipped up in just 5 minutes. Mind-blowing isn't it?

Summer is here and its finally time to enjoy all the outdoor activities, BBQ parties, games, etc. We all love the summer festivities and love to be out in the sun but it is also important to keep ourselves hydrated. Consuming fresh fruit juices, smoothies, and other healthy fruit drinks is a great way to hydrate ourselves plus the nutritional value of the fruits is a bonus!

While we all love our chilled juices, nothing beats the excitement of sipping into a delicious slush. The feeling of little ice crystals melting in the mouth is surreal.

If you are bored with your humdrum chilled drinks, you should give this frozen concoction a try.


Slush or slushie (also popularly known as Slurpee) is a frozen dessert or concoction that doubles up as an iced drink that can help cool the body. It is usually made by freezing fresh fruit juices and then blending the frozen juice to a slushie texture. It is cool and refreshing. The best thing is there is no additional water in this drink, hence the flavor of the fruits is not diluted.

Did you know that the history of this amazing drink is as cool as the drink if not more?


You will be surprised to know that our favorite Slurpee was created almost accidentally. Omar Knedlik owned an old Dairy Queen store at Kansas City. In the late 1950s, the machinery was slowly breaking down. One day when the soda fountain broke down, he kept the soda bottles in the freezer. When he popped the bottles, he noticed that they were a little frozen. Left with no other alternative, he served the frozen soda. To his surprise, people loved them. So much so that they started requesting for the pops that stayed a little longer, thanks to the ice!

Omar was quick to realize that he has hit the goldmine. He went on to build a machine in his backroom using the air conditioning unit from a car that would later create history. He started making his signature slushy soda by combining and freezing a flavor mix, water, and carbon dioxide for the fizz.

He named the machine ICEE and in the early 1960s, with the help of a manufacturing company, he redesigned and sold a few of these machines to other convenience stores. In 1965, 7-Eleven licensed the machine and started calling the drink Slurpee. The name Slurpee was coined by Bob Stanford, the then Advertising director of 7-Eleven to imitate the sound of sipping a drink through a straw.

Can you believe it? Amazing!


Watermelons and mangoes, two of my favorite fruits are in season. Loaded with vitamins, these fruits are believed to have a lot of health benefits too. Hence, I decided to combine them to make this amazing slush. You do not need a slush machine to make this, your blender can do the trick. I have added honey instead of sugar in this recipe to keep it healthy. You are welcome to add sugar if you like. The drink looks colorful and vibrant, just apt for the summer. And did I tell you the kids just love it?


Here is what you will need to make this slush:
  • Watermelon chunks
  • Mango chunks
  • Lemon juice
  • Honey
  • Pink Salt
  • Mint leaves (optional, for garnish)


Making this awesome slush is just an easy 4 step process:

Juice it up! - Blend the watermelon chunks, honey, salt and lemon juice. Keep aside the watermelon juice. Juice up the mangoes in a similar way.

Freeze it - Freeze the strawberry and mango juice in separate ice trays.

Blend it -Blend the frozen cubes separately into a slushy texture.

Serve it - Layer the slushies alternatively, garnish, and enjoy!


Swap with other fruits of your choice. Pineapples for example can be a great alternative.

Convert this to a floater drink by filling glass with soda and then topping with slush.

Blend with soda for a fizzy slush.
Blend with your favorite wine, vodka or brandy for a boozy slush.


Arrange the fruit slushies in a tall glass or mason jar alternating one layer with another and top with mint leaves. Serve chilled. You may also add fresh lemon slices or fruit chunks.



Yield: 2
Author: The GradChef
Prep time: 5 MCook time: Total time: 5 M
This colorful and delicious watermelon and mango slush can be whipped up in just 5 minutes. Mind-blowing isn't it?


  • 2 cups fresh watermelon chunks
  • 1 cup fresh mango chunks
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp pink salt
  • mint leaves for garnish


  1. Mix the watermelon pieces, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp lemon juice, and a pinch of pink salt in a blender. Pour the mixture in an ice cube tray and allow it to freeze completely.
  2. Repeat the process for the mango chunks too.
  3. In a blender lightly blend the watermelon juice ice cubes, making sure it is slushy and not smoothly blended. Repeat the process for the mango ice cubes too.
  4. Quickly layer the mango and watermelon slushies alternatively in a glass or a mason jar.
  5. Top with a little lemon juice and mint leaves. Serve immediately.


  • Make sure mangoes are ripe.
  • Make sure the watermelon you are using is seedless, if not sieve the seeds before freezing.
  • The slush should be chunky so make sure not to blend the ice cubes completely.
  • I like it sweet and tangy but if you prefer sweet, add extra sugar.

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