This simple watermelon lemonade recipe has an amazing taste that will beat any powdered mix. In addition to fresh squeezed lemon juice and lemon slices, it contains a double dose of watermelon in the form of puree and chunks (of course, you can omit the chunks if preferred). It is also a great way to pack in some healthy goodness (watermelon is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium), and to use up leftover watermelon when you have a small household like ours.
This watermelon lemonade recipe with photo was shared with us by the National Watermelon Board.
When making this lemonade recipe, look for seedless watermelons, which seem to be popping up everywhere. If you still have too much leftover watermelon, scoop out the flesh, optionally puree, and freeze. Watermelon flesh keeps very well in the freezer so that you can enjoy watermelon lemonade any time!
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Special Diet Notes: Watermelon Lemonade
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and generally top food allergy-friendly.
- 2 cups water, divided
- ⅓ cup sugar, or to taste
- 2 cups seedless watermelon puree
- 1 fresh lemon, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (1 to 2 lemons)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups chopped seedless watermelon flesh
- In a half-gallon pitcher with a lid, mix 1 cup of the water with the sugar until completely dissolved.
- Stir in the remaining 1 cup of water, watermelon puree, sliced lemon, lemon juice and vanilla extract.
- Stir to mix well and chill thoroughly.
- Stir in 2 cups of chopped watermelon before serving.