You know what they say: Birds of a feather drink watermelon cotton candy slushy floats together! Or something like that. This recipe is all delicious goodness — you can totally wing it and you won’t go wrong. Serve with feathers. (Oh I know some of you have them already!)
The drink is my variation on DAVIDsTEA’s cotton candy float. I wanted a thicker consistency so I omitted some of the liquid and added watermelon and some sweetened vanilla yogurt. Make a pitcher of cotton candy tea in advance so you’ve got it handy when you’re ready to make your floats.
Watermelon cotton candy slushy floats
To make two large glasses (10 to 12 ounces or so), you’ll need:
1 cup cold cotton candy tea, unsweetened (follow package instructions)
1/2 cup sweetened vanilla yogurt (I used a lighter yogurt because I had it on hand, but a thick Greek yogurt would be fantastic)
1/3 to 1/2 of a small seedless watermelon, cut into small chunks
2 generous scoops of vanilla ice cream
sprinkles (heck yes!)
Blend the watermelon, yogurt and tea in a blender or food processor until it’s fairly smooth. If you like it creamier, add more yogurt.
Pour into glasses, top with the ice cream and sprinkles.
I tried to garnish the drinks with some cotton candy too, but it melts (and gets messy) really fast. Not pretty. But you could always serve some on the side. Oh, and I found the straws in the dollar bins at Michael’s on the weekend. Run in and get them before they’re gone! ($1.50 for 10.)
Let me know if you try it. I’d love to hear what you think!
What are your favourite summer drinks?