Fresh Mint and Watermelon Soda Floats.
Really… I find this quite lovely.
It means I blast the Jersey Boys soundtrack and watch 6 episodes of Felicity in a row. It means I survive on things for dinner that don’t contain giant slabs of meat. Most importantly, it means that I get the entire bed to myself which makes me consider spending the rest of my life as a spinster with 1000 thread count sheets. Ah… comfy.
It also means I drink things like this that look fancy but aren’t really fancy at all for lunch.
In case you were wondering, lunch is my new favorite meal.
Wowza. It should be yours too.
I know. I KNOW. It probably appears that I’ve lost my marbles. Mint + watermelon + bubbles + ice cream? It just works I tell you. And mint is like… technically a vegetable right?! I mean, what else would it be? So this is really a fruit and veggie milkshake.
I love when life makes sense.
Coming home to this on a hot day… it can’t be beat. You should feed it to your friends after a sweaty day on the beach. Who cares if they aren’t hungry. More importantly… what does it feel like to not be hungry? Your family too, after a sweaty day on the playground. Maybe they’ll even cook for you. Or do chores or something? If you can’t find anything for them to do send them my way. Cleaning gives me the heebie jeebies and this place could use some mopping.
Holy refreshing Batman. Give it a [literal] whirl and you’ll be cooler than the other side of the pillow.
Fresh Mint and Watermelon Soda Floats
2 1/2 cups fresh watermelon chunks (large seeds removed, the small white ones are fine)
12-15 fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
12 ounces club soda or carbonated water of choice
vanilla ice cream
In a blender, combine the watermelon, mint and water. Blend and pulse quickly, just until watermelon has broken down – this should only take about 30-60 seconds or so. The blending will “de-carbonate” the water a bit, but it should still have some fizz. Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl, glass or measuring cup in order to remove the seeds. Fill two glasses with vanilla ice cream and pour watermelon soda over top. Garnish with additional fresh mint.
Note: Haven’t tried it yet, but I think that this would also be great with some flavored carbonated waters, such as lime or coconut La Croix.