Saturday, July 2, 2011

Watermelon Lemonade

If the world is having a lemon shortage it's because they've all been thrown my way lately.  Oh well, I just do as the old saying says and make lemonade, but I make it with puree'd, fresh watermelon for a sweet twist...and my crew + a few, loves it.  So, lemonade throwers....keep throwing.




I wanted to post this in between coats of paint in the kids bathroom, and while taking my chocolate break ;-)
No, I was not kidding about the chocolate.
I will never outgrow my sweet tooth.  So, as I munch on a box of chocolates, I'm going to share this yummy Watermelon Lemonade I made last week for Shawn's birthday.  It was so easy and really, really good.  It was a huge hit with all my kids and Shawn too, so much so that I had to make another batch a few days later, which Jonah mixed partially with ginger ale.  That turned out to be excellent so I added that as optional in the recipe.  




Watermelon Lemonade


2 12 oz frozen lemonade
4 cups water
about 8 cups seedless watermelon, cubed  (I used 1/2 of a medium sized watermelon...didn't measure)


Optional way to serve is mixed with some ginger ale (about 1/3 ginger ale, 2/3 watermelon lemonade).  The carbonation is nice.  We  did this a few days later and liked it just as much. 

Puree watermelon chunks in blender and add to lemonade and water.  Serve over ice with watermelon wedges.   Some people strain the watermelon.  We didn't strain ours...my crew liked the pulp, though it mainly all sank to the bottom of the glass....that's up to you.  

   This was the 'sample' glass I set aside to take pics of and it didn't make it long enough to get a decent photo.  Sorry!  It really looks better and the taste is fantastic.  This made nine iced tea sized glasses for us.  If you make this for a party, I'd definitely double it.
We (Kalyn did the messiest part, cutting and puree'ing the watermelon) used 1/2 of this watermelon.

2 cans of Walmart frozen lemonade (any brand will do)

This is how the watermelon looks after being blended.  You can skim the top off if you want, which is where a lot of the pulp is.



You'll want another glass, it's so good!


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11 comments:

  1. Yummy goodness and I will fight ya for a piece of your chocolates!!
    Char

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  2. Looks yummy refreshing, Nancy.

    May her flag fly high & proud forever over this great land ... may God see the changes we need & grant us that blessing.

    Happy 4th, sweetie.

    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  3. What a great Independence Day drink. I will give it a try on the 4th.
    Here's to all the "sweet tooth" folks of the world.
    PAINT WITH CHOCOLATE IN MOUTH. You go girl!

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  4. Hi Nancy! I'm so making this! I saw a recipe this past week for this but it called for real lemons. I think I like the sound of your version better and it will be easier!
    Have a wonderful 4th.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. This does look quite refreshing! Cheers!

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  6. This looks so refreshing...how do you like the Better Homes & Gardens paint? Just wondering what you thought. Have a great July 4th!

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  7. Wow, that looks so delicious. I love anything made with watermelon so will definitely try this as soon as it starts getting warmer here!

    Best wishes and happy weekend,
    Natasha.

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  8. Looks like the perfect drink for the holiday Nancy!!

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  9. This looks delicious, refreshing and much prettier than plain lemonade.

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  10. This looks so good ~ thanks for sharing the recipe!

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