Recipe: Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Lemonade, Courtesy:
Watermelon Lemonade, Courtesy:

You know it’s summer when you start eating watermelon. Try using it in this refreshing recipe for watermelon lemonade.

3 lb watermelon (without rind), seeded and cut into chunks
3 or 4 medium lemons
2 medium limes
4 cups cold water
1 cup sugar
Watermelon or lemon slices, if desired


  1. In blender, place watermelon.
  2. Cover; blend on medium speed about 45 seconds or until smooth.
  3. Strain through fine mesh strainer into 2-quart or larger pitcher.
  4. Squeeze juice from lemons and limes; add to watermelon purée.
  5. Stir in cold water and sugar.
  6. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  7. Stir before serving.
  8. Serve over ice.
  9. Garnish with watermelon slice


Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • This was refreshing, but very sweet for my taste. I would recommend cutting the sugar to 1/2 or 3/4 cup and then adding more in as needed.

Yield: 12 servings




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