watermelon & mint soda floats


I’m one of those people who can’t keep a plant alive in my house to save my life.  Countless times I have tried, and regardless how “foolproof” the plant is to keep alive, I am somehow it’s kiss of death.  (I know.  It’s really unfortunate.) Attempt number five thousand is on it’s second week of life in my kitchen window and shockingly seems to be thriving!  A sweet little mint plant that I picked up on impulse, after spying this recipe and craving it since.  So far, so good, but we shall see…

Last week the weather was straight up weird around here.  I have never in my life worn long sleeves on my birthday, but due to some lower 70 temps this year was a bit different.  Open windows after a week of smoldering temperatures has been pretty refreshing I’ll admit, and I wouldn’t be upset if these temps hung around for our wedding next week.  This is Ohio though, there are no guarantees where weather is concerned.

On to other refreshing things…



watermelon & mint soda floats
  • 2½ cups watermelon chunks
  • 12-15 mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 12 ounces club soda or carbonated water of choice
  • vanilla ice cream
  1. In a blender, combine watermelon, chopped mint and club soda. Pulse for about 60 seconds, until no chunks remain. (If using a watermelon that has seeds, strain before serving to remove.)
  2. Scoop ice cream into two glasses, pour watermelon mix over, and enjoy.

(Recipe courtesy of How Sweet It Is)


If my plant dies, at least it lived a fulfilling life, right?



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4 Responses to watermelon & mint soda floats

  1. Dannielle says:

    watermelon and mint is such a great flavour combination! We made watermelon cocktails (if it can even be called that) by just blending up watermelon, mint and vodka. So great for a summers day!

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