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Bad watermelon? Don’t throw it out! Make watermelon lemonade with this easy, 3-ingredient recipe!
Do you tap/knock on all the watermelons in the produce section to test its ripeness? If you don’t, then I might look stupid to you if you saw me at the grocery store! Haha. They say if it sounds hollow it’s NOT good, but if it sounds solid it IS good. Or is it the other way around?!
Picking out a watermelon can be tricky business. I do know that your watermelon should be heavy for its size and it should have a nice yellow “ground spot” where it rested while it grew in the sunshine, but do you know what? I still have a hard time picking the right one!
This recipe was the result of a bad watermelon made delicious again! I will never have to worry about picking out a not-so-good watermelon ever again thanks to this recipe! This watermelon lemonade is easy to make, tastes better than those flavored lemonades at a restaurant, and uses A LOT of watermelon.
You need to try this drink! It’s fabulous! And you can totally use a good watermelon too, but if you happen to get a yucky one, don’t throw it out, save it with this recipe. 🙂
Bad watermelon? Don't throw it out! Make watermelon lemonade with this easy 3-ingredient recipe!
- 5 to 6 cups cubed, seedless watermelon
- 4 cups COLD water
- 1 cup Country Time Lemonade dry mix
- Ice cubes
- In a tall blender, puree watermelon until smooth.
- Strain watermelon mixture into a large pitcher with a fine mesh sieve. Discard the pulp.*
- Add the cold water and dry lemonade mix. Stir until dissolved.
- Serve with ice cubes. (You may also blend the watermelon lemonade with a few ice cubes if you like.)
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Recipe lightly altered from Cheerios & Lattes
This post was originally published at The REAL Housewives of Riverton on July 12th, 2013. Pictures updated & post re-published 6/4/16. Post originally published to my blog August 4, 2013.
12 Comments on “Watermelon Lemonade”
Amber, I’m right there with you, playing the bongos in the watermelon box. This recipe looks wonderful and refreshing. I am planning to do a recipe round up of melon recipes in August and was wondering if I could use one of your photos and a link back to your site. Please let me know. Thanks.
Patti! That makes me feel so much better that I’m not the only one tapping watermelons at the grocery store. 😉 You can absolutely include me in your roundup! Thanks!
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What a great way to use watermelon. It’s winter here so and we don’t get melons in winter.
I love this! I am totally that crazy person knocking on and smelling watermelons at the grocery store, LOL! I seem to always pick bad ones so I’m happy to know I have a recipe to try now with my not-so-good melons! Thanks for this, Amber! Pinning now!
~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy
Lovely work, Amber! Would you be happy to link it in to the current Food on Friday over at Carole’s Chatter which is creating a collection of recipes using all sorts of melons? This is the link . I do hope to see you there. Cheers
i am pinning this recipe for the next time I get a bum melon! Looks delish!
I need a drink like this, this is great 🙂
This is the best drink for our hot and humid summer !!
Yum! I have been wanting to just try watermelon juice but this makes it even better.
Yummmy! This is perfect for our hot Arizona! Stopping by for the 1st time. I hope you join my parties every week 🙂