One of my go-to drinks during summer heat is watermelon juice. Now, I never knew that this existed prior to marrying my husband, who is an avid watermelon juice lover, I thought watermelon was just meant to be eaten. After attending several summer backyard parties, I soon realized that watermelon juice is a thing.
After trying several types of watermelon juice, I suggested to my husband that this is probably a very easy drink to make. He agreed and we went out to buy a watermelon. The key to this drink is finding a ripe and sweet watermelon so you won’t need to add any sugar. I grew up with parents who knew how to knock on the right watermelon, to get the right hollow sound in order to find the perfect ripe fruit. So if you know how to do that, go for it. If not, take your best guess like I do on many occasions.
- Just one: watermelon.
You can choose to use an entire watermelon and end up with a lot of juice, or to use half and save the other half for eating.
- If your watermelon is not sweet/ripe enough, you may choose to add coconut sugar, agave, or honey.
- Cut the watermelon into slices and place into blender.
- Blend well until all the watermelon chunks have turned to liquid.
- Pour into container and refrigerate. Watermelon juice tastes best served cold.
And that’s all! Watermelon juice will keep for a few days in your fridge. If you have too much liquid leftover, freeze into ice pops and enjoy during a hot day.