What do you drink when you’ve been in a heatwave for several days and just don’t want another glass of water? That’s right, a nice icy, sweet, tart glass of watermelon limeade. I’ve been craving this lately so I thought today was the day.
This is super easy and since watermelon is in season, pretty cheap to make. I think the only thing that I would change is that next time I make it it’ll be when the boys are here so they can help make it and enjoy it.
- 3/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (I used 12 small’ish limes)
- 1/4-1/2 cup turbanado sugar (depending on desired sweetness)
- About 4 1/2 pounds of watermelon, cubed (buy about a 5 lb. melon)
Remove the watermelon flesh from the rind and chop into 1 inch or so chunks. Using your hands, break apart the watermelon and remove and discard any of the black seeds you find. Alternatively you can buy a seedless watermelon. Once you’ve removed the seeds put the watermelon chunks in a bowl in the freezer while you prepare the rest. This lets it get nice and cold. *If you have time, leave it in the freezer until its nearly frozen and you can have watermelon lime slushy type drinks.
Combine the lime juice and the sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Add the watermelon to a blender and pour in the lime juice and sugar mixture and blend until it’s all liquified. You may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your blender.
Serve over ice, or not. It’s up to you.