Slushie is one of the easiest icy drinks you can make at home. While there are different methods, the easiest one is by using simple sparkling water or soda and ice. Once you try to make it yourself, you will never be able to imagine summer without it. This fresh, sweet, green and juicy Matcha Melon Slushie will take less than 10 minutes of your time.Jump to Recipe
How to make a Matcha Melon Slushie
Technically, a slushie or slushy is made with ice, powdered drink mix, sugar and carbonated water (soda or sparkling water). You can replace all ingredients except ice and carbonated water and still get a delicious slushie. Tea syrups, other sweeteners, real fruits, tea and even coffee are will all be great for making a homemade slushie. What's great about making slushies at home is that you can choose your own ingredients and make it healthy and delicious at the same time.
For making a Matcha Melon Slushie you will need 6 simple ingredients – sweet melon with lighter yellow-green flesh, matcha powder, ice, sparkling water, honey and lime.
Check out the almost instant Earl Grey Slushie recipe here.
Which melon is the best for making a melon slushie?
There are dozens of different melons you can buy. The most common ones are Cantaloupe melon with green and orange skin and orange flesh and honeydew melon with yellow skin and green-white flesh. The sweeter it is, the better it will be for making slushies. This slushie is made with sweet Canary melon. If you wish to replace it, choose honeydew or Galia melon rather than cantaloupe melon. Cantaloupe melon is a very common melon with orange flesh, but sometimes it may have a bland flavour. Besides, the orange coloured melon flesh blended with green matcha powder will not give a vibrantly green drink.
Which matcha is the best for making matcha slushie?
Any good quality, vibrant and fresh matcha will be good for making a slushie. Choose authentic matcha from Japan, either a regular ceremonial grade (but not the most expensive ones) or culinary grade. If your drink is not green enough and you already added 2 teaspoon of matcha powder, don't add more. 1 teaspoon equals 2-3 grams and Matcha is usually high in caffeine. Some may contain over 40mg of caffeine per gram.
Do you need to use a sweetener?
You don't need to use a sweetener for this slushie. However, this will ultimately depend on the type and ripeness of the melon, and how sweet you want your drink to be. 1-2 teaspoons of honey will be enough to make it just right. Alternatively, you can use other syrups or calorie-free liquid sweeteners.
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Updated: 22nd June 2023
Melon Matcha Slushie
- glasses for serving
- 150 grams of melon, peeled and cubed
- 100 ml of sparkling water
- 10 large ice cubes
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- freshly squeezed juice of 1/2 lime
- 2 teaspoons of freshly boiled water, cooled down to 80 degrees Celsius
- 1 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder
- Bring fresh water to a boil and let it cool down to 80 degrees Celsius or 176 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Sift 1 teaspoon of matcha powder into a small cup.
- Add 2 teaspoons of water and mix well until there are no clumps.
- Add honeydew, ice cubes, honey, matcha, lime juice and sparkling water into a blender and blend for about 30 seconds.
- Pour into glasses and serve.