There is something truly magical when the snow melts and the sun warms up our part of the world; when you cover seeds in dirt and they grow into the most delicious of food, with a little help of course but seemingly on their own. I love summer and I love summer even more now that we live by the water, arguably not the best water to swim in but soul feeding nonetheless, and we have plenty of room to grow the things we love.
If you’re anything like me you most certainly don’t feed yourselves within 100 miles of your home. That would be some pretty boring eating at our house through many cold months of the year. Often we even stay away from some of the most luscious of fruit in the winter mostly because it often comes from so far away it almost always lacks in flavour. So when the sun turns everything green here we go to our favourite stores and buy some of the fruit we’d been missing all winter long.
One of my favourite fruits is watermelon, juicy and sweet it really is the epitome of summer for me and so when they have these, at the store, I just can’t help myself but buy some. I forget that even though it comes from a much warmer place this really is too early for it to be truly delicious so when we eagerly cut up and went to chow down on our most recent watermelon we were sorrily disappointed. Neither of us wanted to eat it. It just wasn’t great. The flavour hardly even came close.
Now what? I certainly didn’t want to throw three quarters of this monster melon away, that would have just been such a shame so I decided to fix it up a little, give it a little boost and make it enjoyable. What I ended up with was Tequila Lime Watermelon Ice. I must say it was delicious. You can certainly leave out the Tequila if you wish but seriously — after a long week at work a little Tequila can’t do any harm! This stuff was slurping kind of good 🙂
Tequila Watermelon Ice Shots
Addition*** Just in case you’re interested there are many benefits to eating watermelon… for more interesting information check out 25 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Watermelon!
- 1 Watermelon (good or bad)
- 1/2 Cup sugar — more or less to taste
- 1/2 Tequila — more or less to taste 😉
- 1/4 Cup Lime Juice (I actually used All Natural True Lime Powder – because I had this and not a lime – I often put this stuff in my water so I have lots in my cupboard)
Cut the watermelon into chunks and run though a blender until reasonably smooth then add in all the other ingredients and blend. Place in a long shallow pan and place in freezer. In order for it to NOT turn into one huge chunk of ice check on it a couple of times and mix it around and break it up every couple of hours then you can leave it overnight if you like.
The ingredients here are general and you really need to use your tastebuds to make adjustments since all watermelons are different sizes and varying sweetness. Mine happened to need a little sugar since it was rather bland on its own but with these minor adjustments it was amazing. And certainly mix and match fruit and booze in any combination you like.