This Watermelon Float Is Almost *Too* Perfect for Summer
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This Watermelon Float Is Almost *Too* Perfect for Summer

As the days begin to get longer, our palates yearn for more summery fruit flavors. Between parfait popsicles, mouth-watering smoothies and adult Capri Suns, it’s hard not to have this summery food playlist constantly on repeat. But if there’s one concoction that you *need* to try before the blistering cold reappears once again, it’s this mind-blowing watermelon cucumber soda float. If you’re not already drooling from hearing that name, just think about the swirling mixture of watermelon, lime juice and cucumber seltzer, topped with a scoop of lime vanilla zest ice cream. While it can get a little messy to make, it’s totally worth the sweet, sweet trouble. Need to try this drink ASAP? Check out our recipe below.

Ingredients:

Watermelon soda:

— 1/2 medium watermelon (about 2-3 cups of juiced watermelon)

— 1/3 cup sugar

— 1 Tablespoon lime juice

— pinch of kosher salt

— 1 cup cucumber seltzer

Vanilla lime ice cream:

— 1 pint vanilla ice cream

— 1 Tablespoon lime zest

— 1 Tablespoon lime juice

Instructions:

1. Juice 1 tablespoon of lime juice and zest 1 tablespoon of lime into a bowl. Scoop vanilla ice cream on top and slightly combine.

2. Add mixture into a blender and blend all ingredients completely. Cover and put back into the freezer.

3. In another bowl, create simple syrup by combining 1/3 cup water and 1/3 cup sugar. Mix together until the sugar completely dissolves. Set simple syrup aside.

4. Cut up around 8 cups of watermelon into little chunks and place them into a blender. Puree until it’s mostly juice.

5. Grab a pitcher and pour the watermelon juice through a strainer or fine-mesh sieve (you should have about 2-3 cups of juice). Discard the solids.

6. Add about one tablespoon of lime juice and a pinch of kosher salt. Mix everything together.

7. Whisk the simple syrup into the pitcher.

8. Add about one tablespoon of lime juice and a pinch of kosher salt. Mix everything together.

9. On a small plate, sprinkle sugar on top. Cut a small triangle of watermelon and coat it with sugar.

10. Take the watermelon juice and pour it into a cup. Top with cucumber seltzer water.

11. Scoop the vanilla lime ice cream into the drink.

12. Garnish with the sugared watermelon slice and your summer just got awesome.

Juice one tablespoon of lime juice and zest one tablespoon of lime into a bowl. Scoop vanilla ice cream on top and slightly combine.

Add mixture into a blender and mix all ingredients completely. Cover and put back into the freezer.

In another bowl, create simple syrup by combing 1/3 cup water and 1/3 cup sugar. Mix together until the sugar completely dissolves. Set simple syrup aside.

Cut up around eight cups of watermelon into little chunks and place them into a blender. Puree until it’s mostly juice. Grab a pitcher and pour the watermelon juice through a strainer or fine-mesh sieve (you should have about 2-3 cups of juice). Discard the solids.

Whisk in the simple syrup.

Add about one tablespoon of lime juice and a pinch of kosher salt. Mix everything together.

Cut a small triangle of watermelon and coat it with sugar.

Pour watermelon lime juice into a cup and top with cucumber seltzer water.

Scoop the vanilla lime ice cream into the drink.

Garnish with the sugared watermelon slice and enjoy!

Yum. Town.

What other watermelon treats are you eating (or drinking) this summer? Share photos of your concoctions with us by tagging us on Instagram + using hashtag #iamcreative!