watermelon raspado (slushie)

Mexican raspados are one of the most fun ways to have a treat or fresh fruit. This watermelon slushie recipe is my no-fuss Mexican raspado version. It is not only delicious and refreshing, but it’s also super easy to make.

Watermelon raspado, raspado de sandía

What are Mexican raspados?

These are shaved iced treats served with a syrup made with fresh fruits or frozen fresh fruit shaved or blended. They are also called raspa, granizado, raspadilla o yuki.

Usually, you find them in various flavors and colors on street corners throughout Mexico and paleterías. This is my recipe for easy, quick, and simplified watermelon raspado or raspado de sandía; everything is done in one step.

watermelon cut in half

watermelon raspado ingredients

  • Frozen watermelon. The easiest way to freeze watermelon is to cut it into small cubes and place it on a prepared baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Put them in the freezer and store them in a bag when the cubes are frozen.
  • Lemon juice, use green or yellow lemon.
  • Mint is optional, totally, but makes it more refreshing.
  • Agave syrup or maple syrup or your favorite sweetener.
zip lock bag with frozen watermelon chunks

How to make watermelon raspado (watermelon slushie)?

  1. Once you have frozen the watermelon, please put it in a blender container with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend until everything is mixed and stirred.
  3. Serve and eat immediately.
💡TIP

If you don't have a high-powered blender like a Vitamix, it's important to add water to the blender container BEFORE adding the watermelon cubes.
watermelon slushie in blender container with mint leaves

Tips and tricks

  • This recipe’s “most difficult” thing is to prepare the watermelon. Peel, cut into small pieces and freeze.
  • It is important that when you put them in the blender, they grind very quickly and without needing to add a lot of liquid.
  • You can serve it with chamoy instead of mint, which will be delicious.
  • Finish with chili powder, spicy tamarind pieces, or chopped watermelon.
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Watermelon raspado (slushie)

Alejandra Graf
Mexican raspados are one of the most fun ways to have a treat or fresh fruit. This watermelon slushie recipe is my no-fuss Mexican raspado version. It is not only delicious and refreshing, but it's also super easy to make.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Freezing time 3 hrs
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 people
Calories 209 kcal

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups of frozen watermelon
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of agave syrup

Instructions
 

  • Blend everything in the blender, stopping from time to time to lower the fruit that remains on top of the glass.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 209kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 555mgFiber: 2gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 2808IUVitamin C: 48mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
Keyword raspado, slushie, watermelon

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