Home Made

Honeydew-Cucumber Slushy


Hope you enjoyed that last cool breeze, because the heat is on again.  Looking for a way to cool off?  This Honeydew-Cucumber Slushy is an easy, healthy way to stay chilled and refreshed.   Cucumbers are high in B vitamins, keeping you both cool and calm – blissfully zen, no matter how hot it gets.  Coconut water is a good source of fiber, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese – hello, electrolytes.

I cut this recipe in half for trial purposes, but you can make a generous 6 servings by following the original recipe.   Feel free to play with the cucumber/coconut water/honeydew ratios as well.  I tried it before adding the honeydew and thought the cucumber, coconut water, and lime was refreshing.  You can add the honeydew a bit at a time, until it reaches the level of sweetness that you like.  You can also leave the mint out, or try experimenting with basil, cilantro, or maybe a bit of fresh ginger.

This recipe can be made ahead of time.  Make slushy up to an hour ahead and store in blender jar in freezer.  Reblend on high speed to reincorporate.

Get that melon in the freezer now.  Tune in to Shark Week or watch Christmas in July on the Hallmark Channel and think cool thoughts while you wait.  I promise, this will be behind you soon and you’ll be chillin in no time.

Honeydew-Cucumber Slushy

  • 2 cups honeydew, rind removed, flesh cut into 1” pieces, frozen
  • 1 1/4 cups coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup ice
  • 3 oz. English hothouse cucumber (about 1/4 cucumber), peeled, cut into 1” pieces
  • cucumber slices for garnish (optional)

Combine honeydew, coconut water, mint, lime juice, salt, cucumber and 2 cups ice in a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour into glasses and garnish with cucumber slices if desired.

– adjusted from Healthyish by bon appétit




Donna Ferguson

Donna Ferguson

I love to cook, garden, and write about all the things in Vancouver and the Northwest that make life so great.