On any given day, the ranking of my number one favorite food can vary between bacon, ice cream and watermelon. They’re all amazing, and if I could find a way to combine all three, I would. I’ve had bacon cheeseburgers topped with a slice of watermelon (delicious) and bacon ice cream (also delicious), so you can imagine my excitement when I dreamt up the impossibly simple recipe for watermelon milkshakes.

All it really requires is a few scoops of vanilla ice cream, a cup or two of watermelon, and a little milk. I whipped up this recipe, and the result was, not surprisingly, delicious.

Watermelon Milkshake ingredients

As you can see, this refreshing shake only requires three ingredients: milk (not pictured), ice cream, and watermelon. The quantity of each can vary based on your personal preference. In my case, I just tossed a bunch of ice cream in a tall glass, threw in about two cups of diced watermelon, added a splash of milk and blended it using a handheld mixer.

Watermelon Milkshake

Voila! A watermelon milkshake! My shake was just fine made with the aforementioned ingredients, but you might also consider adding a little vanilla extract or some sugar. I thought about adding bacon, but I didn’t want to completely blow my mind.

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It’s good! Just what I did, I put a little bit of heavy cream, 8 ice cubes!
it taste REALLY good! Thx :)

Interesting flavor combo. I might have to try it!

If either of you try it, let me know what you think and what you might add to the recipe!

Watermelon milkshake, sounds and looks oh so delicious. Since it’s so easy to make, I’m going to try it as soon as possible. Thanks for the easy recipe.

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