Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Firsts on the First - Watermelon Lemonade

This year we tried to grow watermelon in our garden for the first time in a very long time. We've never had much success with the melons either, but this year the plants took off and have made an abundance of large, sweet and delicious melons.

While we aren't exactly tired of eating watermelon, I thought I'd try something new with the fruit. Watermelon lemonade sounded pretty good to me.

To make a gallon of watermelon lemonade, first cut apart the melon. I removed some of the seeds, but didn't spend a lot of time trying to get them all out. I used about half a melon.

Next give the watermelon a quick spin through the food processor. Then strain the fruit through a fine sieve.

Put the strained juice into a gallon pitcher. Add two cups of lemon juice and 1 1/2 cups of sugar. Stir well, and serve over ice.

The lemonade really is quite delicious. the recipe is obviously easy. The only complaint I have is that it tends to separate. Any ideas how to fix that?

That was one of the new things I tried last month. I tend to try new things in the summer with the garden bounty. Have you tried something new recently? Click on the image below to add a link to your post, and share your adventures with us. Links back to this post are much appreciated.


  1. Wow, that sounds yummy. I made blueberry lemonade from scratch this year and it turned out pretty well too. Love your blog, btw. :)

  2. Yum. We made a watermelon sorbet with lime this weekend. Boy was it delicious and refreshing! It is pretty watery though, more like a slush/snow cone, so it's great in glasses with a straw.


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