Be a flock star with this watermelon cotton candy slushy float

cotton candy watermelon slushy float DAVIDsTEA flamingo 1

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.


cotton candy watermelon slushy float DAVIDsTEA flamingo 2

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?

11 thoughts on “Be a flock star with this watermelon cotton candy slushy float

  1. my favs are anything lime related. ( although I have recently developed a taste for orange, pink and root beer anything). This looks delicious

  2. Sounds delicious. Never heard of cotton candy tea. Now I know where to look of it. David’s Tea do have some great teas.

    1. Thanks Florence! I was just in to DAVIDsTEA today to try their new grape organic freeze iced tea (they were offered their two iced teas of the day free for Canada Day Eve). So refreshing!

  3. Are you kidding!!!! sounds f a b u l o u s…. just the watermelon and yogurt and ice cream, then add the bonus of the tea……YUMMY YUMMY


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