You’re sitting poolside on a perfectly sunny day. Your children are playing together harmoniously while you relax reading your favorite new novel… or celebrity gossip magazine… or whatever floats your boat. Your stud muffin husband walks over and hands you a delicious chilled beverage. It’s pink and fruity with a bright yellow slice of lemon hanging on the edge of the glass. You take a sip of the colorful drink and taste a sweet, fruity, and very refreshing watermelon lemonade.
This drink, my friends, is the perfect sip of summer! While I can’t promise you that your kids will get along harmoniously or that your hunk of a husband will wait on you hand and foot (sorry, guys. I wish!), I can promise you that this Watermelon Lemonade will become your favorite new way to quench your thirst this summer! It mixes up quickly in a blender and is bursting with sweet, fruity watermelon flavor. Serve it chilled with some lemon slices, and you have a delicious drink to enjoy!
*Spoiler Alert: I’m giving away the same KitchenAid Diamond Blender I use for this recipe to one lucky reader!! Details at the bottom of this post!
Summertime is all about fresh fruits and veggies for me. Fresh sweet corn, just-picked strawberries, and giant, juicy watermelon all top my list! You can almost always find a pitcher of lemonade in my fridge during these hot summer months, and I love experimenting with different flavors… strawberry lemonade, mint lemonade, and my new favorite, Watermelon Lemonade!
I add about 3 cups of cubed watermelon into a blender and puree it until smooth. The KitchenAid Diamond Blender I use has a nice, big pitcher that can handle making a large batch of lemonade. With 5 different speed settings to stir, chop, mix, puree, and liquify, plus an ice-crushing mode, I have all the options I need to get the job done.
After the watermelon is pureed, I like to run it through a strainer to pull out any pulp and leave just the juice behind. If you don’t mind a pulpy drink, you don’t have to worry about this step, but I definitely prefer this strained version.
Then I pour the watermelon juice back into the blender and add the rest of the ingredients: water, ice, and lemonade mix! I always have quick lemonade mix on hand for my thirsty family, so this is a great kitchen shortcut for this recipe. Each brand of lemonade mix is different, so make sure you read the instructions and add enough mix to make 2 quarts (or 8 cups) of lemonade.
Blend it all together and pour yourself a glass! Don’t forget to add some lemon slices for garnish and maybe even a drink umbrella, just for fun. You can feel like you’re sipping this somewhere on a tropical beach from the comfort of your own backyard! ENJOY!
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- 3 cups seedless watermelon, cut into cubes
- 4 cups cold water
- 10 ice cubes
- lemonade mix
- 2 tablespoons sugar (or other sweetener), if desired
- Add cubed watermelon to a blender and puree until smooth. Strain the watermelon to remove any pulp, and pour the juice back into the blender.
- Add 10 ice cubes, 4 cups water (or enough to make 8 cups of liquid total), and lemonade mix measured to make 2 quarts of lemonade (it will vary by brand). Blend ingredients until combined. Taste the lemonade and add 1-2 tablespoons of sugar (or other sweetener), if desired.
GIVEAWAY TIME! KitchenAid was kind enough to let me test out their amazing 5-Speed Diamond Blender, and even more generous to give me a second blender to share with one of you!! The best part… YOU get to pick the color of your new blender!
So who wants blend up some lemonade this summer in their new KitchenAid blender?? Just use the giveaway form below to enter. You can also connect with KitchenAid on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Best of luck!!
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I would get the cobalt blue to match my KitchenAid Mixer. You can’t “beat” the performance and quality of KitchenAid
i would choose black and would make a chocolate protein breakfast shake
If I won I’d choose Cherry Red to match my mixer 😉
Purple!!! My daughter loves smoothies so I have to say the first thing I would make is a smoothie for my daughter.
Ooh I could use a new blender! 🙂
I would choose Watermelon – love the pink! – and probably make some smoothies or maybe margaritas 🙂
I would either choose the Empire Red to match my mixer or the Watermelon…… So many choices!! I would definitely use this to make smoothies and iced coffees!
This looks so refreshing!! With highs in the 90’s today and high humidity I am definitely trying this today (although I don’t have a blender so I’ll improvise some how…). If I had to choose a Kitchen Aid blender color it would be red… something to spruce up my bland kitchen!
This lemonade look delicious! Going to the store to get a watermelon now!
i would definitely choose PINK!!!!
I would get Turquoise!!
KitchenAid plus watermelon lemonade – what a great combination!
I would love it in the Contour silver to match the rest of my stainless steel appliances
Green Apple is so cute!
I would pick crystal blue! And would be making margaritas all summer long!
Liz, you sure know the way to a girl’s heart! I love watermelon anything so I want a giant pitcher of this lemonade ASAP!
I would pick black and make your watermelon lemonade with a slash of adult juice.
I would pick the red and would blend healthy green smoothies!
Looks delish – I’d choose red and mix up some fruity lemonade with crushed ice
I would get the red, it would stand out nicely against my white cabinets. The watermelon lemonade looks yummy and refreshing!
Make mine red please!
Any color would be great!
Too many colors to choose from, but either boysenberry or simple and sleek onyx black, and fill it with your watermelon lemonade to cool off a hot summer day
I would choose black to go with my décor and try your watermelon recipe 🙂
Cobalt blue, grape, or watermelon…and I would make whichever smoothie my girls happened to want that morning
I would choose the contour silver and I would make fruit smoothies and soups.
If I won I’d love a cobalt blue blender to make smoothies!
Would love the apple green or red blender. Would have to try this watermelon lemonaid but honestly will be followed by margaritas!
Yum – a watermelon lemonade sounds good right about now!! and winning a kitchenaid blender would be the icing on the cake!! as for what color I’d pick, that would take time to think about.
I have the mixer in white, but I would love a blue one
I would pick the blue one to match the rest of my kitchen 🙂
I would love to have a red one.
I would pick red. Cant wait to try this drink on the kitchenaid blender.
i love Watermelon lemonade with at lot of ice and the kids are also raving about it, it would be nice to make my own juices
and and we are also very happy pineapple aa little bit of lemon, it tastes absolutely amazing
the kids and I could live on fresh juices, and it would be so nice to start the day with fresh juice every morning, with a lot of energy and a lot of good vitamins
have a great summer
The blue blender and I love to make smoothies.
Black and I would make pesto!
A silver blender to make a cherry peach smoothie!
All of the colors are so pretty. I think I’d pick the Empire Red. I’m definitely going to try this Watermelon Lemonade recipe. It sounds so refreshing with our 95 degree days lately. Thanks so much for the chance to win such a great prize!
I would choose the Empire Red and I would probably make the watermelon lemonade 🙂
I would choose red or black.
I would have a hard time picking a color. I would make a grasshopper milkshake first.
I love the crystal blue- so pretty!! I would def make this lemonade and also banana ice cream 🙂
i would choose pink because i am a pink fanatic and the first thing i would make would be your recipe above it looks delicious
Red and I would make morning smoothies with summer fruits and Greek yogurt!! Yum!
I would pick a red one. I’ve got a Tequila Sunrise themed kitchen, and the dingy white 15 year-old blender just isn’t cutting it anymore (pardon the pun!). Right now I’m craving a frozen tequila sunrise made with pureed pineapple, which I would surely puree in my new Diamond KitchenAid if you gave it to me!
I would get a black one! I’d made your recipe but with my homemade lemonade! 🙂
I can’t wait to try the watermelon lemonade. Thanks for the giveaway, I would pick the silver and would make my protein shakes in it each morning.
I would love to pick the silver color blend! I would make mango smoothies everyday!
I have a blender on my wish list, so I can make some healthy yogurt smoothies! A red blender would look great in my kitchen.
I would get red to match my mixer!
I would get the blender in Cobalt Blue. I’d make strawberry banana smoothies or shakes with the blender.
I would pick the red. I would definitely make the watermelon lemonade.
I’d choose cobalt blue to match my quartz countertops
I would choose the soft green color I did not see a name for the color. I am ready to make fruit smoothies with all this ripe fruit I have.
I would like the black please 🙂
I would silver and I would make green smoothies
I think Metallic Chrome is the way to go. I’d make aguas frescas all the time.
I would love a white one so it would go with everything! I would make a smoothie!
I love KitchenAid appliances. I need a new blender too.
I would love Red : ) I forgot to add that in my comment
I would pick the Empire Red for sure. I would make a mango kiwi lime smoothie.
Red or black
Blue! And I would make all sorts of smoothies.
My two summer favorites…watermelon (I could eat one by myself) and lemonade. YUM!
i would choose black and would make a fruit smoothie.
I would choose chrome/silver, it matches just about anything! I would make this watermelon lemonade. Yumm!
I would pick the red one. I would love to make a banana smoothie.
I would go for pink! and the first thing I’d make would be a giant smoothie.
I like the Chrome or the contour silver.
I would make a creamy pumpkin soup.
I’d choose the black and if use it to make treats with my toddler! She just loves spending time in the kitchen with me 🙂
This looks delicious. I’d love the pink one. 🙂
I LOVE THIS!
It is just my husband and I at home, at we have a half of a watermelon left. I can’t bring myself to eat it anymore, but this would be a GREAT way to use up the rest!
Thanks for the recipe!
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~The Kitchen Wife~
I totally know what you mean… sometimes when you get those elephant-size watermelons at the store, you can only eat so much of it! Hope you enjoy the lemonade!
I would choose black or green.
I would choose black or green and would make fruit smoothies!(frozen fruit, yogurt, splash of juice)
I love the color Grape.
and I would make a smoothie in it
It’s hard to choose a color now but maybe espresso or metallic chrome. I would use it to make smoothies pretty much the second I’d take it out of the box.
This looks so good! I love the pink. 🙂
I would pick the pink one. And I’d make a smoothie
I’d make homemade salsa in my new chrome metallic mixer!
I would probably pick silver or metallic chrome to match my other KitchenAid appliances. My kitchen is in need of a heavy duty renovation, so I know that it would also go with whatever color scheme I eventually choose. And, I think that one of the first things I’d make is a batch of gazpacho- perfect for a summer lunch!
The crystal blue would be my pick. Berry vanilla smoothies are my favorite.
I’d love to have the pink, but I think I might be practical and go with red…it would match things better in my kitchen. 🙂 I’d make lots of smoothies and milkshakes!!
Silver to match my mixer and milkshakes, smoothies.. mmm the possibilites are endless
I’d do blue!!
I’ve been an a big smoothie kick this summer. Also a margarita kick, but more smoothies than margaritas.
If I won the blender, I would get the watermelon!
I would like the bosenberry to match my mixer.I love reading your blogs and reading the recipes.I hope I win.
I love blue!
I would pick blue. And make smoothies.
Cherry Red to make a Thai Tea Smoothie!
I would pick chrome/silver so it would never go “out of style”. This recipe comes about 2 weeks too late for me. My lemon tree was loaded with lemons but time and the heat caused them to all fall at once so I shared them and now don’t have any except green ones for the next season. (Love my lemon tree).
Watermelon..yum! Red appliances…yum again! Thanks for having a giveaway!
I like the Boysenberry color…how pretty!!!…and i can finally get on the smoothie train. I’ve been wanting to incorporate them into my meal plans, This watermelon lemonade looks delish and refreshing. I want to make it!..thx for the recipe 🙂
I like the red blender. And I would make the Watermelon Lemonade……it looks so good. Thanks for the giveaway!
Any color would be cool to win. I could whip up some great things for my grand kids!
I’d go for the silver to match my mixer and I’d definitely make this. I love this stuff and my kids say it’s “fancy”!
I would love the white blender. The first thing I would make would be a batch of asparagus creamed soup.
i love the silver and chrome! This would be so easy to make my low carb pancake mix. My blender is on it’s last leg….lol
I would choose the Boysenberry color, and the first thing I would make would be non-dairy ice cream made with soaked cashews, cocoa and vanilla beans! Thank you!
I would choose the green apple color. I would make myself a delicious strawberry shake.
I LOVE my kitchenaid mixer, so a blender would be PERFECT to add to my collection 🙂
It would have to be black to match the rest of my Kitchenaid.
I love grey and would make smoothies all day long!
I would choose black and I would make milkshakes for the kids.
I would choose Majestic Yellow, to match my toaster and tea kettle. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
I would pick the cherry red and I would make some coconut butter
Love that contour silver!
As amazing as the mixer is I can’t imagine how awesome the blender is! I didn’t even know they had one! Oh kitchen aid *swoon* I’m pregnant so being able to make quick and easy smoothies for breakfast sounds right up my alley!
I like the turquoise color or maybe the purple. I think I would make slushies.
Am in the process of starting up a commercial kitchen, and this would be a great addition! I would probably choose black to keep it nice and simple 🙂 and would for sure be making lots of smoothies in my downtime!
I would get red to match my mixer. I would make homemade salsa with all the tomatoes and cilantro in my garden!
I would love it in Crystal Blue to match my KitchenAid stand mixer and I would make my daily green smoothie with it!
i have nothing yellow but i think the yellow looks fun. All my other kitchenaid is black definitely make some smoothies and your watermelon lemonade looks yummy!!
I love watermelon!! Sometimes I get a watermelon that tastes just like the watermelon my grandma would have for us when we visited her during the summer. I would love to make watermelon lemonade to think of her!!!