There’s nothing more refreshing on hot summer days than lemonade. Of course you could just go to the store and buy some lemonade or cans of concentrate, but homemade lemonade is sooo much better!! Plus its free from conservatives and you can use as much sugar as you want. Today we had this super refreshing pink watermelon lemonade, which is ready in just a couple of minutes.
All you need is a small watermelon, two lemons, one lime, water, and agave. I’ve thought for years that making lemonade is quite complicated and not worth the effort. I couldn’t have been more wrong! When I made strawberry & rhubarb lemonade a couple of weeks ago (this was actually my first time making lemonade!!), I boiled the fruits with water and sugar, but this time I just used a blender. All you have to do is cut the watermelon in large chunks, put it into a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Then strain it through a sieve and mix it with water, lemon and lime juice, agave, and lots of ice. As you can see in the pictures, I used an old-fashioned juicer to make this watermelon mint lemonade, but if you have an electric juicer you can even save some more time.
I got the feeling that some watermelons are much sweeter than others, so make sure to taste the watermelon first and reduce the amount of agave if needed. Of course you can also use any other kind of sweetener. Unfortunately we live in the city in a small apartment, but I’ll just imagine drinking this homemade pink watermelon lemonade while lying in a hammock on a little island. Seriously imagination is all you need sometimes! :-)
I hope you like this healthy pink watermelon lemonade as much as we do around here.
Do you like making lemonade from scratch? And what’s your favorite flavor?
Super Refreshing Watermelon Lemonade
- 6 cups watermelon, cut into chunks
- 2 lemons
- 1 lime
- 5 cups water
- 1/4 cup agave
- mint sprigs, for garnish
- Cut the watermelon in large chunks and put them into a food processor. Blend until smooth. Strain through a fine meshed sieve.
- Juice the lemons and the lime. Add the juice, water, and agave to the pureed watermelon. Blend again for a couple of seconds.
- Serve in a large pitcher together with lots of ice and garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves.
Melissa @ vegan does it
I recently made blueberry lemonade for the first time and you are so right. Homemade it way better! I love watermelon so this looks great!
Oh wow, blueberry lemonade sounds great, Melissa! :-) I really gotta try this! This summer is so incredibly hot, so I can’t get enough of lemonade.
Michaell | Foodscape
I make homemade lemonade every summer and can’t go back to store-bought. It’s just not the same! I love that you are taking lemonade to the next level with some hydrating watermelon. YUMM
Thanks, Michaell! :-) I totally agree with you; it’s definitely not the same! And homemade lemonade is so much healthier. I really need to get some more watermelons and make more lemonade, it’s getting sooo hot again. This summer is just crazy!
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Yes, nothing can beat a homemade lemonade, Sina! I love watermelon lemonade, an addition of mint sounds so good. And that color is so vibrant. Loved this refreshing drink!
Thanks, Anu! :-) Yes, watermelon is so great in lemonade, but I can’t wait to try more variations with different fruits!
The Vegan 8
Homemade is sooo much better and healthier! I love lemonade so much and I love that you added the watermelon and mint…oh gosh that sounds incredible and the color is so pretty!
Thanks, Brandi!:-) I totally agree with you. Homemade lemonade is just awesome! I still can’t believe that it took me this long to finally give it a try!
Bianca @ ElephantasticVegan
Yes, yes, yes – homemade lemonade is soo much better! Watermelon is an awesome fruit to make lemonade with because it blends so easily… oh and it’s super yummy – so perfect summer treat!
I totally agree with you, Bianca!! :-) Can’t wait to try more variations.
Manali @ CookWithManali
How refreshing, I love watermelon in all forms!!
Me too, Manali! :-)
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
The fact that you added watermelon is already making me love it, but then you added lime and mint too!!! This is the epitome of summer sipping <3
Thanks, Natalie! :-) Unfortunately I wasn’t the only one who really liked it, so it was gone waaay too fast. I really need to buy more watermelons :D
Home-made lemonades are so much more delicious and refreshing than store bought lemonades! I love the tanginess of the lemonades and they are so fun to make! Thank you for this recipe! I love that you added watermelon!
You’re welcome, Lucie! So glad that you like it. :-) I totally agree with you!
Homemade lemonade is the best! I love how you used watermelon to make it too, it sounds so refreshing and delicious! <3
It really is, Harriet!! :-) It was so refreshing now that we got about 35 degrees again (this summer is just crazy!), but unfortunately it was gone way to fast. I really need to buy more watermelons :D
Watermelon so absolutely tastes of summer. I love making summer fruit juices, they’re fresh and full of flavour, also, as you say, you decide how much sugar. GG
I totally agree with you! Homemade lemonade is so much better than store-bought one. :-) I can’t wait to use different fruits and make more variations.
I totally agree with you, Sina, homemade lemonade is always better! This sounds so refreshing – perfect for a hot summer day!
Yeah, it really is, Sarah! And it’s great that there are so many different variations! :-)