This low-calorie, healthier cocktail is sure to become your summer go-to


This low-calorie, healthier cocktail is sure to become your summer go-to. With hydrating cucumber, fresh mint, and a splash of rum, this sophisticated slushie updates the snow cones of your childhood. Plus, it’s 90% water, so your slim-down plan will stay intact while you slurp. Watch the video to learn how to cool down the healthy way with this refreshing granita. 

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3 English cucumbers (about 11 oz. each), peeled, seeded, chopped (about 4 cups)
2 Tbsp. lime juice
Pinch of salt
2 tsp. chopped fresh mint
2/3 cup coconut sugar or evaporated cane crystals
1 to 2 Tbsp. rum (optional)

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1. Place all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth.

2. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch metal or glass baking dish and freeze for 3 to 4 hours, until completely frozen.       

3. Every 45 minutes to 1 hour, shave with a fork to form shreds. Serve in chilled glasses.

Tip: Swap chopped cantaloupe or honeydew for half of the cucumber for a different flavor. If the melon is very sweet, cut the sugar to ½ cup.