It was an incredible feeling to be able to talk about Juneteenth at the 8:30am hour on GMA this year. One of the things I included was this watermelon strawberry slushie. Red foods like strawberry pies, red velvet cakes, red punch and more symbolize the blood of those lost during the struggle for emancipation.
Watermelon Strawberry Slushie
8 cups seedless watermelon cubes, frozen for at least 24 hours
2 cups strawberries, quartered and frozen for at least 24 hours
2-4 tablespoons simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar)
Juice & zest of 1 lime
¼ cup fresh mint
1 ½ cups filtered water
Add the watermelon, strawberries and the remaining ingredients to the carafe of the blender.
Pulse the blender until the fruit starts to break up, then blend to form a thick slushy consistency.
Adjust the simple syrup to taste. If the consistency is too thick, add more water.