5 Minute Watermelon Limeade

5 minute watermelon limeade | Try this easy semi-homemade watermelon limeade recipe to cool down on a hot summer's day

Cool down this summer with this refreshing and really easy 5 minute watermelon limeade drink recipe. 

So it’s been consistently 95+ degrees in Salt Lake pretty much all summer. My AC broke last week and was just fixed last night… needless to say we’ve been surviving off of watermelon (ya know there literally is a 20# watermelon in my fridge right now) and other fruits all the time. Who else here totally loses their appetite w/ the heat?

While I’ll be the first to admit to the greatness of a fresh, juicy watermelon, they’re usually giant. This one was no exception. I’m pretty sure I’m the only one in my house who eats watermelon, or even produce, so this giant was for me, and me alone. Exciting at first, but reality set in once I cut a cool 1/4 of it and could barely fit it in my largest tupperware. #fail.

What to make with this gargantuan?

Rewind back to the summer after I returned from my study abroad in Spain, it was 2010. I worked at the Sundance Resort deli, a fave job indeed. I heard from my coworkers that the wife of a classic American designer had asked for watermelon juice. We had sandwich fixings, desserts galore, but no melon juice. Upon hearing the “no” she automatically asked for cantaloupe juice. Unfortunately (and not surprisingly) the answer to this request to this was another “no!” oh Hollywood, you’re in the mountains of Utah. She must have been way ahead of her time, at the very very beginning of the juicing craze. Anyways, this and hearing how great watermelon juice lead me to this really great watermelon limeade.

 

5 minute watermelon limeade | Try this easy semi-homemade watermelon limeade recipe to cool down on a hot summer's day
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5 Minute Watermelon Limeade
Prep Time
4 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
5 mins
 

Cool down this summer with this refreshing and really easy 5 minute watermelon limeade drink recipe.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 4 cups watermelon
  • 3/4 cup limeade
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Blend watermelon until smooth (or until desired chunkiness).

  2. Add lime juice

  3. Finish with a pinch of salt in each glass

Recipe Notes

if you want homemade limeade- replace limeade with juice from 1-2 limes, 3/4 cup water, 2-3 teaspoons cane sugar

 

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17 Comments

  1. Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers

    September 18, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    I’m so intrigued by this! I tried using watermelon in a cocktail recipe once but I didn’t like the consistency. But I bet when you add the cold limeade to it in here it works really well. Going to try it!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      September 19, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      ya I’m with you, the texture is weird, but that cold limeade & blended watermelon is really good

      Reply
  2. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    September 18, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    We are getting another taste of summer this week and this would be perfect!

    Reply
  3. Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    September 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    It’s basically always summer here in Austin, so I’m totally down for this!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      September 19, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      yay! year round, that sounds glorious!

      Reply
  4. Kelly @ TastingPage

    September 18, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Love this combo of refreshing flavors. Total winner!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      September 19, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      totally! Thanks Kelly

      Reply
  5. Rachel

    September 18, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    This sounds delicious. i love this flavor combo!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      September 19, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks Rachel!

      Reply
  6. Emily

    September 18, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    This looks super refreshing… and like it would be really good with some silver tequila in it 😉 hehe

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      September 19, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      ohhhh great idea! go for it 🙂

      Reply
  7. Abbey Sharp

    September 19, 2017 at 6:17 am

    You had me at 5 minutes! Looks so refreshing and flavourful!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      September 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      I know, right?!

      Reply
  8. Jessica @Small Bites by Jessica

    September 19, 2017 at 7:23 am

    These look like the perfect way to cool down! How gorgeous!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      September 19, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      they really are! thanks

      Reply
  9. Mikki

    September 19, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Oh my goodness. I can’t believe how easy this is and it’s looks so refreshing. Love it!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      September 19, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      it’s so easy! thanks

      Reply

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