“This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.”
Watermelon has always been one of my favorite fruits. It’s big enough to feed a family, and sweet enough to be dessert. It’s hydrating and cooling, and as refreshing as a dip in the pool.
Sometimes, it’s messy though. I can seldom eat a slice of watermelon without looking like a sticky five year old, with juice running to my elbows. But: there are sometimes you want to get your watermelon on in a more adult way.
Enter: watermelon slushies.
Speaking of slushies, earlier in the week it was free Slurpee® day, and I allowed my girls to get one. My eldest choose the most horrid flavor I could imagine (berry Capt’n Crunch) and my middle girl chose tangerine lemonade.
One sip of the frozen cereal flavored concoction was enough for my oldest, and it promptly went in the trash. My little one, however got a hold of “hers” (She’s almost two so we were just giving her a couple sips) she literally started slurping the whole thing down. As I proceeded to obtain it back into my possession, she preceded to run- on tile, spilling the Slurpee® everywhere. And slipping. Creating an indoor Slurpee® slip and slide. Not my best moment as a mom, when I yelled: “NEVER AGIAN WILL I GET FREE SLURPEES®!!!!”
Of course, next year I will get them, but they will be consumed OUTSIDE. On the GRASS.
Personally, I would love a frozen treat like that minus the artificial chemicals and excess sugar.
Oh. Wait. It’s here:
cool watermelon, a splash of sparkling water, and you’ve got a refreshing concoction that will cool you off inside & out. Of course you can add more to this doing to make it even more “adult”, that’s totally up to you.
So- look at that glass! Gorgeous, right?! You can’t see it, but it has a pretty little mermaid etched in it. You can see it in “real life” its adorable. You, my friend have the chance to win a set, too. Just scroll down to the giveaway!
I was lucky enough to get an assortment of glasses from Susquehanna glass Co. You’ll probably be seeing lots of their drink ware on my future posts.
I’m in love with their seaside theme. It fits me and my home state.
- ½ cold watermelon, seedless
- ¼ cup sparking water
- In a food processor , pulse watermelon until slightly smooth
- Add sugar if needed
- Pour into a glass and top with sparking water
- *optional: add a shot of rum or vodka for an adult beverage
Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
Ice Cream Recipes:
- Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches from Southern From Scratch
Pies of Summer:
- Sweet Tea Pie from For the Love of Food
Sweet Summertime Cakes:
- White Chocolate Espresso Cake with Caramel Espresso Buttercream from The Food Hunter’s Guide To Cuisine
- Blueberry Lemon Mini Poundcakes from Forking Up
- Bee Sting Cake from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Coffee Cake from A Blender Mom
- Tropical Summer Cake from Daily Dish Recipes
- Banana Pudding No Bake Cheesecake from The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Strawberry Cloud Dessert from Shockingly Delicious
- Homemade Blueberry Cream Cheese Danishes from Big Bear’s Wife
- Black Cherry Kolaches from The Spiffy Cookie
- Blackberry Bread Pudding from Eat Move Make
- White Cake with Vanilla Cherry Buttercream Icing from The Beard and The Baker
- Lemon Poppyseed Scones from Mildly Meandering
- Watermelon Slushies from The Domestic Kitchen
Welcome to the 2nd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This sweet week-long event is filled with fun dessert recipes from amazing bloggers and some great giveaways from our generous sponsors! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with y’all and celebrate summertime sweets all week long!
There are 23 wonderful bloggers participating in this year’s event! With over 60 recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week too!
Scroll down to take a look!
Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!
Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – One bottle of Adams Best Vanilla Flavor, Adams Best Prize Winning Pound Cake Mix, Adams Extract Twice as Stong Vanilla and Adams Extract Lemon Extract
Prize #3– Red Star Yeast is giving away an Insulated Tote Bag, “I Knead to be Loaved” Apron, “The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” Cookbook, Printed recipe ebook, Yeast (three 3-strips of Platinum), French Rolling Pin, Measuring Spoons, Bench Scraper/ Dough Cutter, Dough Whisk, Oven Mitt and Kitchen Towel
Prize #4 — Susquehanna Glass Co. is giving away one set (4 glasses) of Mermaids Stemless Wine Glasses. (like the Mermaid glasses you’ll see in some of our recipes this week!)
Prize #5 — Lodge Cast Iron is giving away one (1) 12-inch Cast Iron Skillet.
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. No PO Boxes Please. giveaway runs from July 9th until July 15th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Red Star Yeast, Susquehanna Glass Co. and Lodge Cast Iron! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.