Watermelon Lemonade

This summer-fresh lemonade with a DIY watermelon base is sure to cool you down on a hot day.

Watermelon Lemonade
Photo: Evan de Normandie
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 (6 pound) seedless watermelon

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • 2 cups cold water

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice

  • Lemon wedges and mint sprigs for garnish


  1. Cut watermelon in half. Using a large spoon, scoop out and reserve the pink flesh (you will have about 8 cups). Discard rind.

  2. Process the watermelon and lime juice in a blender (in batches if necessary) until smooth and frothy, about 30 seconds. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher, pressing with a spoon to release the juices. Discard solids.

  3. Add water, sugar and lemon juice to the pitcher. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the mixture into 4 ice-filled glasses. Garnish with lemon wedges and mint sprigs, if desired.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate juice (Steps 1-2) for up to 4 days. Stir before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

199 Calories
1g Fat
52g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 199
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 45g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Vitamin A 1739IU 35%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Potassium 391mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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