8/17/2009

Watermelon and Strawberry Lemonade

I love lemonade in the summer! I found this recipe a while ago and make it every time I have a watermelon. It is really refreshing and my kids love it!
8 cups cubed and seeded watermelon
1 cup strawberries, halved
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup white sugar
2 cups water
(you may substitute Sprite or 7-up instead of water)

Combine all the ingredients and blend until it is smooth (you may have to do it in 2 batches!) A fun trick I have learned, is to cube the watermelon and freeze it ahead of time. Then you have a tiny bit of a slushy feel - my favorite!!
Enjoy!

39 comments:

  1. YUM! This looks so good! I want to go out and get me some watermelon for this.

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  2. Made this for dinner last week and Brady gave me a thumbs up across the table :) I am submitting it in my RS newsletter this month if that's okay!

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  3. Just found this on Pinterest and am now a new fan of your blog! Thanks for sharing these recipes!

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  4. anything we can substitute all that sugar for?? sounds delicious and perfect for a day at the lake!

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    1. You could just use less sugar. Or add 1/4 cup sugar to the strawberries and let that sit on the counter for an hour or more. The sugar draws the sweet juice out of the strawberries making a syrup. Then just add these to all the other ingredients. It I just like koolaid, just sugar to taste. We have made it with jut 1/4 cup sugar and it has been great!!!

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    2. Or just don't use any sweetener. There's a lot of sugar (fructose) in watermelon, it should be sweet enough on it's own. Gotta love watermelon! I'm looking forward to trying this recipe.

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  5. Hi Ericka!

    I have not tried to substitute the sugar yet. I would imagine you could use Stevia instead - it wont taste quite as sweet, but will probably still be good. Just remember Stevia does not substitute cup for cup, you would use 2Tbs of Stevia for every cup of sugar. Another option might be to put some Agave Syrup in, but I haven't tried it either. You just might have to experiment! I would love to know if you come up a good solution!

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    1. Hi! This recipe looks great. I was looking for a pink drink for my daughter´s birthday party and I think I will make this! Thank you! I was wondering, about how many servings does one recipe make? Thank you!

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  6. I have watermelon and strawberries in the fridge that need to be used so this is the perfect recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I made this and God is sooooo delicious! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  8. would it still be good without sugar?

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    1. I'm wondering that as well! I'm actually allergic to sugar so I'm hoping so!

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    2. You can add a banana instead of sugar. That will sweeten it up. Can also substute lime for lemon juice. So yummy!!!

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  9. Thank you Sweetwife for your nice messages!

    Jessica, I am so glad you made it & liked it!

    Ashley, I make mine in a 6 cup capacity blender & fill it up to the top! I usually give everyone a little more than a cup, so for us it serves between 4 & 5. If you gave everyone a cup, then you could get 6 servings. Hope that helps & good luck with the party! :)

    Katie, I have not tried it without sugar. If you substituted the water for 7-up that might help to give you a little sweetness. Let me know if you try it!

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  10. YUM!!! Just made this and I substitued a little honey for the sugar. I use honey for everything. Still taste great!

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    1. I was excited until I saw the cup of sugar. how much honey did you use? I have thought to try it without the sugar totally.

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  11. which do you like better...with the water or with the 7-up?

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    1. I made it each way as well as with seltzer (carbonated water, no sodium.) The last was my fav as the lemonlime soda made it too sweet for me. All depends on taste. Since we made "buckets" as hubby said, lol, and stored at least 4qt in the refrig, the next day it wasn't bubbly and slushy but still wicked good. Love to add a squeeze of lime when making, upon serving, or on rim of glass so peeps can add their own. (for an, um, another taste, can use tonic water though I prefer tonic with NO gin and lots of lime!) Guess you could riff this into alcoholic summer smoothie cocktails. Endless possibilities. Wicked good.

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  12. Hi Love Lucky!
    I have made it with both and actually don't have a preference. I would probably go with the water just because I am not much of a soda drinker & don't usually have it around. I would have to buy it special for this drink & I don't think it is necessary because it is so good anyway! But, if you have it around give it a try! Let me know how it goes!

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  13. What a delicious, refreshing recipe! Perfect timing as we head into summer!

    ~ Tiffany

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  14. has any one tried mixin in Malibu rum or any other alcohol???

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    1. Yes Hubby had it with Vodka but I think any type would be good.

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  15. this idea is similar to a Mexican favorite of mine: fresh fruit paletas. Popsicles made of fresh frutas (fruits: strawberry, raspberry, canteloupe, watermelon, papaya.) Here in northern CA we mostly have paletas helados: creamy fruit/milk or coconut/milk combos which seem more like helado, ice cream. While we make fruit bars with all sorts of fresh fruits/juices, I know I'd love watermelon and berry. Just happen to have both on hand. If only I can find my popsicle molds. The good old Tupperware ones my mum used still work well. Off to make popsicles or at least ice cubes and a pitcher of this for the chiller. TY Nice alternative to fresh markets which sell agua frescas often with watermelon that are a bit sweet for me. Adjust sweetener and add citrus (lime for us) as your family/guests desire. TY

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  16. I make this with frozen watermelon and frozen strawberries and it is a great slushie. I also store the extra in the freezer and it makes a nice sorbet. I use sugar because I'm actually allergic to honey and agave nectar.

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  17. I also froze a bunch of sliced strawberries and watermelon and made the slushy. It was WONDERFUL!

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  18. How many does this recipe serve?

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  19. I love this recipe and featured it on my blog in a round up about real food on the fourth of july. Thanks for sharing and please stop by if you'd like a button!

    http://www.creativecarissa.com/2012/07/natural-moms-guide-to-fourth-of-july.html

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  20. Wow! You guys have some great suggestions, thanks!

    Tina - this fills up my blender, which is 6 cups. That usually makes enough for about 4 of us, depending on how much I fill each glass. Hope that helps!

    Carissa - Thanks so much!! I am going to check it out right now :)

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  21. Made this for the 4th of July today. It was a big hit. Thank you!

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  22. This sounds amazing! There is nothing better than a smoothie or slushie in the summer! I'm going to try this!

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  23. Just made this, cut out the sugar entirely and just did about a tablespoon of honey... if that. Also didn't dilute it too much with water. May add seltzer when pouring over ice. It's delicious.

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  24. Im going to make! !! Can't wait!!

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  25. I printed this recipe off from you years ago to try and I just tried it today! I love it. Thanks for sharing.
    Posted about it on my blog here: http://edeenutcreates.blogspot.com/2014/07/watermelon-and-strawberry-lemonade.html

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  26. I used frozen watermelon and frozen strawberries and instead of plain sugar and lemon juice I used half a cap of country time pink lemonade and added water. It was awesome!!! Thinking about making some Popsicles out of this as well.

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  27. I used frozen watermelon and frozen strawberries and instead of plain sugar and lemon juice I used half a cap of country time pink lemonade and added water. It was awesome!!! Thinking about making some Popsicles out of this as well.

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  28. I love lemonade in the summer there is nothing better than this drink. But I decided to only eat healthy food so I bought a juicer at juicer.guru/samson-welles-hydraulic-press-juicer-review is excellent.

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