With temperatures rising into the 90s and above, everyone is looking for a way to cool off. One of my favorite ways is with an icy beverage known as the slush—a simple combination of ice and liquid in a blender. Since the temperature is dramatic, I figured even the slush needed to be taken up a notch by using the classic, cool flavor combination of cucumber and lime, brightened up with fresh basil leaves.
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It's hot enough to even consider the quickie mart slushie, those neon-colored sugar concoctions that taste nothing like the flavors they're named for. Why would I go that route when just a few ingredients in the fridge can give me far healthier and much tastier results? To make this strawberry and watermelon slush, I just dropped the diced fruit in my blender, added some citrus juice to help the blender move, a little honey for sweetness, and then it's straight to the freezer.