This recipe for watermelon mango floats is my favorite frozen summer drink – fresh watermelon juice poured over mango sorbet and sprinkled with chile lime seasoning!
If you are looking for a delicious way to cool down and deal with the heat, I’ve got your back!
Don’t know about you, but we have been dealing with a gross amount of heat and humidity here in Middle TN lately. My poor little plants are struggling and I can barely stand to be outside past 9 am! It’s been a struggle, and I really feel for Ryan when he mows the lawn (I’ve tried mowing before and did a TERRIBLE job – our yard is super hilly). My yard job is weed control. Weed-pulling, weed eating, weed prevention. All things weed. Yay.
Regardless of how we divvy up the yard duties, it’s hot, and we are both super tired when it’s finished. Our favorite way to recover is with this watermelon mango float! I started making these in Dallas back when we were dating 8 years ago – we would put them in insulated tumblers and take it to our apartment pool. Seriously, who needs Sonic Happy Hour when you can make THIS! Trust me, once you try it, your mind will be blown at how good this simple drink is. Ready to make it? Let’s get to it!
Watermelon Mango Float Ingredients
Get ready to be amazed at how simple it is. Seriously though, when you are super hot and need to cool off in a pinch, you want something EASY!
- A frosted glass – we keep a stash of frosted glasses in our freezer for just this sort of occasion. ABP! Always be prepared.
- Watermelon juice – Ryan and I can hardly finish a whole watermelon together, so I usually turn half of it into juice and freeze in individual portions. We will let it thaw in the fridge a day or so before we use it for a float. To quickly make watermelon juice, I just cut a watermelon in half, scoop the flesh into a blender with an ice cream scoop, blend it up, and strain. It’s super convenient to have some on hand before you need it on a hot day!
- Mango sorbet – I’ve been buying this sorbet from Kroger for YEARS now and think it’s one of the best sorbets I’ve ever had! It’s also a perfect option for my gluten and dairy-free friends.
- Tajin chile-lime seasoning – I buy Tajin at Aldi or Walmart and was first introduced to it at a Mexican sno cone stand in Dallas. Ryan and I love to put it on any type of fruit, grilled corn, and cucumber tomato salads. Once you buy a bottle and taste it, it won’t last long! It adds a hint of salty, tangy savoriness to the float that is just SO yummy.
- Fresh mint – I will typically just pluck a little mint off of my plant to muddle in the bottom of the float with my straw. If you don’t have any mint around, no worries! The float is still really delish without it.
Are you ready to try these Watermelon Mango Floats? I’m so excited for you to try this recipe. Once you get the chance to make it, please let me know how it turns out for you! Leave a comment and rate the recipe below. This will help me with the creation of future recipes! I’d also love to feature your creation in my monthly newsletter, so you can upload a photo to Instagram or Twitter with the tag @sweetcayenne5 to be featured!
Watermelon Mango Float
- 2 cups cubed watermelon
- 4 scoops mango sorbet (I buy Private Selection brand at Kroger)
- Tajin seasoning blend
- 2 Mint sprig
- Juice the watermelon in a blender and strain through a fine mesh strainer.
- Place the mango sorbet in a frosted glasses from the freezer. Pour the watermelon juice over the sorbet. Sprinkle the top with Tajin seasoning. Place a mint sprig and straw in the glass and enjoy right away!
- If you freeze your watermelon juice ahead of time, simply thaw overnight in the freezer before you plan to use it.
- Keep a few glasses in your freezer for whenever a float craving hits!
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