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.
173 Comments on “Fresh Mint and Watermelon Soda Floats.”
I love single lady days sometimes. It would mean that I would actually have the ice cream I bought in the freezer to make this :)
This looks amazing! I am bookmarking and headed to the store for ingredients! :)
I would never have thought about this, but it is pure genius. The ice cream with watermelon? Heck, why not?
That looks AMAZING!! Your photography skills are ridiculous. I think I just left a little drool on the keyboard. ;)
Thank you so much!
You come up with the best concoctions! This is a perfect summer drink!
Wow that looks amazing. Watermelon and ice cream? Yum! I made watermelon “smoothies” a lot when it was just starting to get warm and now I need something different :D This is it!
Not just to show I read to the very end, but WHAT? There’s a coconut flavored La Croix? I’m going to have to try and hunt that down!
YES! It is amazing.
I can’t think of anything more refreshing in summer than watermelon! Add ice cream, and I’m hooked :)
you’re a freaking genius.
I think this is perfectly healthy with 3 of the food groups in there–dairy, fruit, veggies–Paula Deen always makes delicious looking desserts then jokes that they need a little vegetable on them and puts a sprig of mit on the plate so it’s healthy. ;)
And this sounds like a great combo to me. I LOVE watermelon and mint together.
I like the way you (and Paula) think.
ah..Felicity. ah…watermelon. yum and yum
yum! perfect for the 4th of july! just needs some vodka :)
Now all I want to do is sit and watch a Felicity marathon and drink this!
Wow! I’ve never thought to create my own soda for a float! And I love the watermelon + mint combo! I may even throw in some cukes, but that may be too much veggie for you:-)
So refreshing! LOVE IT!
I think you should combine this recipe with your margarita recipe. I’ve already made your margarita recipe 2 times. In the past week.
That looks so yummy!!! I will have to try this in the near future.
I bet it would be good with sprite.
Yikes! This looks almost too pretty to drink! Eh, I take that back. Love the site, and definitely will be reading it daily!
Wooza’s this looks amazing!!
This is one of the most original recipes I have ever seen online…and it is so beautiful and likely incredibly delicious. I am just so impressed that I am flabbergasted.
Although I love my hubby dearly, I do love it when he heads out-of-town, for reasons similar to those mentioned above.
i bet some rum would be another fantastic addition :)
Totally nutritious lunch. Dairy, fruit, and veggies.
I like to add parsley to everything I cook…it’s green. Green is healthy. Green means vegetable.
YUM! And fun! I love Felicity, and bed-hogging, and fizzy, ice cream drinks. ;)
FYI, watermelon is a vegetable…more power to ya 8p
This looks dreamy. I’m in love.
Oh my i havent had an ice cream float in so long and your photos are making me want one so badly, that vanilla ice cream looks delicious!
Umm…AMAZING! You come up with some great combinations!
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HOLY SHIT I NEED ONE OF THESE! Just in time for National Ice Cream Soda Day. TODAY.
holy bagejesus!!! that looks faboooo
Haha, yes…I feel the same way. Cleaning gives me the heebie jeebies too…
Love the photos and the recipe looks amazing…gaaah, just want to pull that drink right through the screen!
Just stumbled across your blog a couple days ago. I think I have girl crush. So much fun stuff. I love the combo of good (real) food sprinkled with legit workouts. I can’t get enough of that cupcake picture. Thanks for sharing.
very fun! Love these
This sounds great. I love watermelon and mint together and no one else in this house agrees with me..so thank you!
Looks amazing. Felicity is one of the best shows ever. I’d like to curl up with that float and watch a marathon ALL DAY!!!!
This looks like the perfect summer indulgence! I love it.
1) These look ridiculously amazing.
2) “cooler than the other side of a pillow”? SO funny!
I don’t like watermelon too much but this both looks and sounds delicious! I might just have to try it. ^.~
Great Idea! At first I thought the ice cream was cream cheese and wasn’t sure what you were planning on making! Glad it was ice cream!lol
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Know what is even better than Felicity? Kerry Russell in Waitress. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
I want this soda float. I want it now.
If you’re worried about losing the fizz, why not blend the watermelon and mint, strain it, then stir in the carbonated water? *shrug* just a thought. Looks great, I’ll be trying it this weekend! :)
I read this and ran straight out to the store to get watermelon and fresh mint!
Came home and halved the recipe – ‘cuz my family is all male and they would not appreciate this at all.
I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy the mint with my favorite summertime fruit – but it is SOOOOOOO GOOD!
Even better? I made it with Alton Brown’s Serious Vanilla Ice Cream recipe that I made earlier this week – so now I am in sensory heaven as I sit sipping and thinking – do I dare make another one????
Thanks again Jessica – this is a keeper!!!!!!
This looks crazy good!
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I just made these like an hour ago. I decided to use tonic water because I don’t like such sweets drinks and with the ice cream and watermelon, I thought it would be sweet enough. It was way too bitter and I also put too much mint. So next time, I will definitely use soda and less mint! It was really refreshing otherwise! Thanks.
Just bought the ingredients. Next step, blend. So excited to try it. Thanks for sharing.