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.