Watermelon Lemonade!

Here’s what I want to make next time we have extra watermelon on our hands!

I stumbled onto a recipe for watermelon lemonade on a blog and it sounded delicious.  It was a bit big, long and complicated so I went googling!  Most of the recipes I found called for astounding amounts of watermelon (15 cups!) and containers of lemonade concentrate.  I am not only cheap (and lazy!) but also a bit of a natural freak, so I like things to be as "from scratch" as possible.  I went looking and this one from about.com fit the bill!


Watermelon Lemonade Recipe


The mild flavour of the watermelon blends nicely with the tart lemon juice. This unusual lemonade recipe will quench your thirst and keep you refreshed all afternoon long.

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups watermelon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

Preparation:

Remove as many seeds as you can from the watermelon flesh. Place watermelon and water in a blender and blend until smooth. Strain liquid into a pitcher, along with sugar and lemon juice. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until chilled, then serve.

We always get our watermelons from a nearby farm family that sells produce from July through October, and I know it’s a long wait until their fabulous melons are ready.  Mine are about an inch high so I’m hoping the supermarket will run a sale this week.

Oh yes, I’m cheap, lazy, a natural freak AND impatient!  :)

Happy Tuesday!
~Alicia

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2 responses to “Watermelon Lemonade!

  1. Anonymous

    Yummy!
    This recipe sounds so yummy and we are so lucky. Watermelon is in season here and they are already available at our farmer’s market. Can’t wait to try this! Thanks for the idea :)

  2. Anonymous

    I’ve had this with lime juice instead of lemon; I think it’s actually some kind of traditional Mexican drink. This is the thing to do when you have a watermelon with good taste but not great texture; like too mushy or grainy.
    Rebecca

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