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