This watermelon lemonade is the perfect cool down when those HOT summer days start to set in. August just showed up in Texas and we have already had a few days over 100 degrees. Taking this from watermelon lemonade to popsicles really helps beat the heat!
A Watermelon and some Lemons
These two simple ingredients and a little sweetness are what summers memories are made of. The beauty is that in a matter of minutes you can have a drink that has just the right amount of something special. I’m a sucker for all things watermelon so anyone that makes this for me is a winner in my book!
You can read my post on how to break a watermelon down like a professional Chef HERE. You’ll need half a watermelon, 1 1/2 cups of lemon juice, and a cup of sugar for my watermelon lemonade recipe.
I love a simple and short ingredient list. They usually yield the best end result. And this recipe is no different.
Homemade Watermelon Lemonade
Once you break down your watermelon you want to puree about half of it in the blender. Pulse it until it is completely liquified. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and continue until you have about 8 cups of juice.
After I strain my watermelon juice I add it back to my blender. I add in the lemon juice and sugar and blend on low until the sugar is dissolved. Watermelon juice naturally separates so I use the blender like one of those lemonade machines you see in restaurants.
Watermelon Lemonade Popsicles
These popsicle molds in my opinion, are the easiest to use. I like them because there were the quickest to get out of their mold. I tried a
Check out these popsicle molds HERE.
- 8 C Watermelon Juice
- 1 1/2 C Lemon Juice
- 1 C Sugar
- Blend watermelon until liquified in a blender. Strain through a fine sieve and combine with remaining ingredients. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Serve on ice or freeze in popsicle molds and enjoy.
- If you want to make it adult drop your popsicle in a glass with your favorite spirit!
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MY FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOLS!
Here are a few links to some of my favorite kitchen tools! You get a car, YOu get a car, YOU ALL GET A CAR…in my best Oprah voice
These Rösle Silicone Tongs are a little pricey but they will last you the rest of your life and are the softest in your hand. This is important for someone like m that cooks so much. It reduces strain, I have 4 sets in my kitchen!
These are my FAV Nordic Ware Sheet Pans, every kitchen should have at least 2 sets of these! I think I have at least 4 of each of these.
This is my favorite pressure cooker, the Fagor is the same concept as the “Instant Pot” but easier to use in my opinion, if you don’t have one you NEED one, it will be your best friend in the kitchen!
A sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen, these Japanese steel “Shun” knives are my favorite! And this is a great starter set to build on. Once you try them you will be in love so use this as a foundation you can build on for years to come.
This Scanpan 11″ skillet is just the right size for almost anything you will need to cook and my best friend and a real workhorse in my kitchen, it’s also a great deal at $99. Scanpan is the best in the world for healthy cooking. It is coated with a proprietary ceramic titanium coating that is durable while allowing you to use fewer fats and oils when cooking. It is a coating only they use. I could talk all day about my love for these pans, message me if you want more info. Here are some other sizes that are available if you are looking to outfit your kitchen with some new goodies. 8″ & 10″ Skillet setor 8″ Skillet, I still need this one for my kitchen Also, I don’t really know how to cook small so the 12.5″ is my other fave!
This Tovolo jar scraper has to be my single favorite kitchen tool, it is definitely the most used tool in my kitchen. If you are NOT a gadget person, this is the only necessity I say is a MUST beyond the wooden spoon.
A great wood spoon is essential, this Olive Wood one is my favorite, I have more than I can count. But can you really ever have too many?
A food scale can be a very important tool in your kitchen, this one is the one I use every day!
If you love Joanna Gaines as much as I do then the ‘Magnolia Table Cookbook’ is a must in your kitchen, get a copy HERE!
Check out this great product for your mason jar, the Ergo Spout lets you turn any jar into a pourable pitcher. Get yours here! I love making my homemade salad dressing and keeping them this way in the refrigerator.