Pretty soon life will be all about freshly-sharpened pencils, new packed-lunch ideas for our weekly homeschool meetup, and pumpkin spice lattes, but for now I’m savoring buckets of cucumbers and summer squash . . .
splashing in the creek . . .
. . . and of course the quintessential late summer fruit that is also a vegetable – the watermelon.
Now, I’m not really a fan of plain watermelon (I know, weird), but I absolutely adore sipping this limeade on a hot, sunny day. Sweet, tart and refreshing, it pairs beautifully with laughter, good conversation, and water of any kind – be it the sea, a pool, or a sprinkler.
Oh, and just like this ice cream, it has a grown-up option. Add in a little organic tequila for a smooth, yummy weekend treat. (Seriously, though, it’s amazing on its own. I tested the recipe with tequila because I thought you might ask, but I prefer mine without.)
Oh, and if you have some watermelon left over, make up a batch of watermelon mint popsicles. The recipe could not be easier – just three ingredients – and they’re so delicious!
Want more refreshing summer drink ideas?
Here are a few of my favorites:
1. Watermelon agua fresca – Agua fresca is Spanish for “fresh water” – it’s typically made with a variety of fresh fruits (and sometimes vegetables).
This version is made with watermelon, cantaloupe, and fresh mint leaves. It’s easy to make in big batches and is a big hit on hot days.
2. Homemade water kefir – Fizzy and sweet and rich in kid-friendly probiotics, this is one of my favorite ferments!
3. Dairy-Free Frozen Mocha Cappucino – Love frappuccinos but not the corn syrup, food dyes and preservatives used to make them? This recipe makes a copycat version using real ingredients.