Watermelon Lemonade

Sunshine in a Glass: Easy Watermelon Lemonade Recipe

The sun is blazing, the kids are restless, and you’re craving something cool, refreshing, and bursting with flavor. Sounds like it’s the perfect time for watermelon lemonade! This vibrant concoction combines the sweetness of watermelon with the tangy kick of citrus, creating a thirst-quenching beverage that’s both delicious and healthy.

Forget sugary sodas and processed juices. This homemade lemonade utilizes the natural sweetness of watermelon and the acidity of lemons and limes for a perfectly balanced and refreshing drink. It’s easy to make with just a few simple ingredients, making it ideal for busy weeknights, backyard barbecues, or poolside lounging.

Plus, this recipe is a fun activity for kids to get involved in. They’ll love helping you choose a juicy watermelon, squeezing the lemons and limes, and watching the vibrant pink color come to life. It’s a delicious way to beat the heat and create a summer memory in the making.

This watermelon lemonade recipe from our friend Heather is refreshing and delicious! This is one of her favorite Blendtec recipes, and it’s become one of ours too. This easy summer drink makes use of a fresh baby watermelon, a couple lemons, and a lime for good measure. You will need a good chef’s knife to slice up this baby watermelon.

Ingredients: A Summer Dream Team

This recipe relies on just a handful of fresh ingredients for maximum flavor:

  • Baby watermelon: Opt for a ripe, seedless watermelon for the best results.
  • Lemons: Two juicy lemons will provide the perfect amount of citrusy tang.
  • Lime: One lime adds a touch of brightness and additional depth of flavor.
  • Sugar: To taste, optional. If your watermelon is very sweet, you might not need any additional sugar.
  • Ice: Crushed or cubed, for chilling the finished drink.

Tips & Twists: Make it Your Own

This recipe is a blank canvas, ready for your personal touch! Here are some ideas to personalize your watermelon lemonade:

  • Sparkling twist: Add a splash of club soda or sparkling water for a fizzy touch.
  • Fruity fusion: Blend in other fruits like strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries for an extra flavor boost.
  • Herb garden love: Muddle fresh herbs like mint, basil, or rosemary in the pitcher before adding the blended mixture for a unique flavor profile.
  • Spicy kick: Add a pinch of chili powder or strawberries and jalapenos for a surprising and delightful kick.
  • Frozen fun: Freeze leftover lemonade in popsicle molds for a refreshing summer treat.

Beyond the Glass: A Celebration of Summer

This watermelon lemonade recipe is more than just a drink; it’s a celebration of summer. It’s the perfect companion for any outdoor activity, from poolside lounging to backyard barbecues to picnics in the park. It’s a healthy and refreshing alternative to sugary drinks, and it’s easy enough for anyone to make.

So, next time the heat gets you down, or you’re looking for a fun and delicious activity with your kids, whip up a batch of this vibrant watermelon lemonade. It’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and quench your thirst in the most delightful way.

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Watermelon Lemonade Recipe

Watermelon Lemonade

Recipe by Jason Hill – CookingSessions.com
This watermelon lemonade recipe from our friend Heather is refreshing and delicious! This is one of her favorite Blendtec recipes, and I think it's one of ours too.
It makes use of a fresh baby watermelon, a couple lemons and a lime for good measure. Some people like to add simple syrup or sugar to their watermelon lemonade, but honest it doesn’t need it! The watermelon is more than sweet enough on its own. Blend and serve over ice. It's that easy!
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Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 1 baby watermelon
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 lime


  • Remove the rind from the watermelon, along with all the white parts. Cube the watermelon into squares.
  • Juice the two lemons and one lime into a bowl.
  • Add the juice to your blender, followed by enough watermelon to reach close to the top of your blender jar. Close lid and blend until well incorporated. Taste and add more lime or lemon juice if desired.
  • Pour over ice and enjoy!
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AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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