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Watermelon Lemonade is a refreshing summer drink you can make at home in 5 minutes! Filled with fresh fruit and plenty of vitamins, it's a great way to hydrate during the heat and humidity.
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Table of Contents
  1. Homemade Watermelon Lemonade Drink
  2. Why We Love This Fresh Watermelon Lemonade Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Watermelon Lemonade
  7. Tip from Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Lemonade Recipes
  11. Watermelon Lemonade Recipe

This easy Watermelon Lemonade recipe takes 5 minutes to make using only pureed watermelon, freshly squeezed lemon juice, water, and some sweetener. Simple to blend up and full of sweet and tart flavor, this refreshing summer drink is perfect for warm weather sipping.

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Homemade Watermelon Lemonade Drink

Making a Lemon and Watermelon drink at home couldn’t be any easier, especially because the best watermelon lemonade recipe begins with ripe, juicy melon when the produce is at its peak.

Watermelon and lemon juice make the perfect pair for this pretty pink beverage; with the natural sweetness of fruit, and a touch of tart flavor, there’s no reason why easy watermelon recipes should be much more than fresh fruit juice, cold water, and a little added sugar.

While many lemonade recipes call for simmering a simple syrup on the stove, I prefer a no-cook method that I can blend in 5 minutes and start sipping sooner!

And unlike the store-bought beverage, a drink made at home means you can prepare it without preservatives or artificial ingredients you can’t pronounce.

Why We Love This Fresh Watermelon Lemonade Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in 5 minutes.
  • Only uses 3 ingredients plus water.
  • Vegetarian, vegan (if your sugar is unrefined, natural, or raw), dairy-free, and gluten-free.
  • Watermelon is full of vitamin C, vitamin A, and antioxidants and its high water content is especially hydrating on warm weather days.
  • Delicious drink that’s full of sweet tart flavor.
  • Perfect for backyard BBQs, picnics, pool parties, or summer celebrations.

Other Easy Watermelon Recipes

Watermelon Lemonade in a glass

Ingredients

  • Watermelon: If you can’t find seedless watermelon, just make sure to remove the seeds before you start blending.
  • Water
  • Lemons
  • White granulated sugar

Substitutions and Additions

  • Fruit Flavors: There are so many fun fruity spins on the simple lemon drink. A few ideas to make your lemonade feel more special include:
  • Garnish Your Glass: Feel free to garnish your glass with a slice of watermelon, a lemon wedge, or a sprig of fresh mint.
  • Swap The Sweetener: You can substitute the sugar for agave nectar or honey, or use a sugar substitute like Stevia.
  • Make A Bubbly Beverage: Add in a lemon-lime soda or ginger ale for an extra sweet kick and some carbonation. Or simply replace the still water with sparkling water to make a bubbly beverage.
  • Spike Your Sip: Spike your lemonade by the glass to make a watermelon lemonade cocktail. Pour a shot of rum, tequila, vodka, or whiskey into your glass, and then top it with watermelon lemonade.
  • Food processor
  • Large pitcher
  • Whisk
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How to Make Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Lemonade is so quick and easy to make at home using a handful of fresh ingredients and minimal effort. Simply blend, mix, and start sipping!

  1. Blend: Blend the watermelon and water until smooth.
  2. Pour In A Pitcher: Pour the watermelon juice into pitcher and whisk in the water, lemon juice, and sugar.
  3. Serve: Serve as is or over ice. Enjoy!
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Tip from Our Recipe Developer

  • Use a fine-mesh strainer or sieve to make the watermelon juice into a clear liquid. I chose not to strain my liquid simply because straining would make this recipe more complicated. And my recipes are all about easy!
  • Buy your melon during watermelon season or you’ll end up with a tart version of this fruit. 
  • In order to get the most juice from your lemons, make sure they’re at room temperature (or microwave them for about 15 seconds before juicing).
  • Fresh watermelon juice tends to settle in the pitcher so the lemonade needs to be stirred regularly.

Storage Tips

  • To Store: This lemonade can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. I recommend covering the top of the pitcher with plastic wrap if your pitcher does not have a lid. 
Watermelon Lemonade in a jug

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I tell if my watermelon will be sweet?

To tell if a watermelon will be sweet, look for a darker yellow field spot, which usually means it was on the vine longer and is full of flavor.
If the field spot is white that’s a sign that the melon is not quite ripe. Larger “webbing” or “sugar spots” means that the melon is seeping out sugar and is usually the sign of a sweet melon.

How do I make a Watermelon Lemonade cocktail?

Simply add vodka, triple sec, or light rum to your beverage to make it boozy!

How do I juice my lemons?

I find it helpful to place my lemons on the counter and roll them around with a little bit of pressure before cutting and juicing them.
If you don’t have a lemon juicer, it’s easy to just cut them in half, stick a fork in the flesh and squeeze while rocking them fork back and forth.

Can I make my watermelon lemonade in advance?

You can make this recipe a few days ahead of time, but for ultimate freshness, I like to make mine the day before or the day of my party.
This recipe will last about 5 days in the refrigerator without ice. If you store it with ice it will dilute the lemonade.

Is homemade watermelon lemonade healthy?

It can be considered a healthy drink depending on what type and how much sugar you use to sweeten it. Using a natural sweetener (like agave) or honey is the healthiest option. 
Lemon juice on its own is full of vitamin C and promotes hydration. Watermelon contains mostly water, but it’s full of vitamins like A, B6, and C, lycopene, as well as antioxidants.
Because watermelon is made mostly of water, This delicious drink will definitely keep you hydrated during the heat of summer!

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5 from 3 votes
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Watermelon Lemonade

Serves — 6
Watermelon Lemonade is a refreshing summer drink you can make at home in 5 minutes! Filled with fresh fruit and plenty of vitamins, it's a great way to hydrate during the heat and humidity.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups watermelon diced
  • 8 cups water divided
  • 4 lemons freshly squeezed
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar

Instructions
 

  • Blend the watermelon in a food processor with 2 cups of the water until the watermelon is smooth.
  • Pour the watermelon mixture into a large pitcher and whisk in the rest of the water, the lemon juice, and the sugar.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage :
This lemonade can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. I recommend covering the top of the pitcher with plastic wrap if your pitcher does not have a lid. 
Tips:
  • Feel free to use a fine mesh strainer or sieve to make the watermelon juice into a clear liquid. I chose not to stain my liquid simply because straining would make this recipe more complicated. And my recipes are all about easy!
  • Buy your melon during watermelon season or you’ll end up with a tart version of this fruit. 
  • In order to get the most juice from your lemons, make sure they’re at room temperature (or microwave them for about 15 seconds before juicing).
  • Fresh watermelon juice tends to settle in the pitcher so the lemonade needs to be stirred regularly.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 448IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing your recipe an a extra thanks for the simplicity of it. It is exactly what the Dr. ordered for this heat were having. Big hit at my weekend gathering.