Melon Mashup: 3 New Ways to Enjoy Watermelons This Summer

June 30, 2016 Jessica Muncrief

It’s officially watermelon season! While delving into summer for the July/August issue of Neighbors magazine, we came across these refreshing ideas for getting the most out of your melon. 

Melon Tap

Pro-Freshionals Melon Tap
Who could resist a slushy drink served right out the melon it came from? Visit for tasty recipes, like the Spicy Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita, and more inspired tips like this one: When making melon drinks, use a melon baller to extract the fruit and freeze the balls overnight. Then, just pop them in a blender for a perfectly slushy thirst-quencher.

Nutri Ninja Watermelon Cooler

Watermelon CoolerIf your kitchen isn’t stocked with a Nutri Ninja, you’re probably not making the smoothest and most nutritious smoothies possible. Plus, the single serving blending cups reduce wasted leftovers and make clean up a breeze. We printed the recipe for the Watermelon Raspberry Cleanser in the latest issue of Neighbors, and here’s another summer favorite.Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ

1/4 pear, seeded, 1-inch chunks
2 large fresh basil leaves, stems removed
2 cups chilled watermelon, seeded, 1-inch chunks
2 cups chilled watermelon, seeded, 1-inch chunks

Place all of the ingredients into the Regular 24-ounce Nutri Ninja® Cup in the order listed, starting with pear. Select “Auto-iQ™ BLEND”. Remove the blades from the cup after blending.
Tip: Add 1/8 teaspoon holy basil powder, also called tulsi, for a super food boost.

Visit for more recipes or to find out how to customize this one to your taste if you like it thicker, thinner, or sweeter.

Watermelon Gazpacho with Feta

Watermelon Gazpacho

We know watermelons make great drinks, but soup? Turns out the summer melon pairs exceptionally well with creamy, savory feta cheese and, with a KitchenAid Torrent Blender, you can impress your guests with this inspired version of the famed chilled soup. Visit one of our favorite blogs, The Kitchen Enthusiast ( for the full recipe and tons of other delights you can easily whip up with your KitchenAid appliances.

Written by Jessica Muncrief

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