Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
A delicious mixture of watermelon and fresh lemon juice will quench your thirst on those hot days. This recipe came from the Gooseberry Patch. The prep time includes cutting up the watermelon and squeezing the lemons. Enjoy!
- Place watermelon in a blender; process until smooth and set aside. In a large pitcher, combine sugar and lemon juice; stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in water. Add watermelon; mix well. Serve very cold; stir well before serving.
This lemonade was sooo darn good. This recipe definitely deserves more than 5 stars! Using fresh lemon juice, makes this taste so refreshing. I like the taste the fresh lemons give to the lemonade, rather than using a can of frozen lemonade concentrate. I did however cut back on the water, and I'm glad I did. I only added 3 cups, as I thought the 6 cups would of really diluted the taste of the lemonade. I did add a bit more sugar, (1-1/8 cups all together) but the lemonade was still tart, so for those who prefer there's a bit more sweet, I'd suggest adding abit more sugar. I also strained the watermelon twice, which I think this is an important step in the recipe. I also found that after blending 4 cups of cubed watermelon, you will end up with 2 cups of fresh watermelon juice, plus, I found you will need 8 medium to large size lemons, to get 1 and a 1/2 cups of fresh lemon juice. And one more thing, after cutting up the watermelon, and juicing the lemons, the prep time is more like 30 minutes, and I ended up with 56 ounces of "the best" tasting lemonade ever! Thank you Nif for posting this recipe, it's a keeper!
This is 6 stars and defiantly deserves the word refreshing as part of it's title. We all loved or liked this and personally I am not one who likes watermelon much. I used part of a good sweet seedless watermelon, granulated raw cane sugar (3/4 cup not the full cup) and mostly fresh lemons with a bit of store bought real lemon juice. I will definitely make this through the summer months. Photo posted. Made for ZWT5 for Cooks With Dirty Faces.
I made this yesterday as I had some leftover watermelon and got some beautiful lemons from my mother in law. This was delicious. Little Miss 6 was most impressed. Hubby & I added a sneaky slurp of Vanilla Vodka to ours to make a cool & refreshing wind down cocktail on a warm night. Thanks for posting!