Homemade Watermelon Lemonade, the Perfect Summer SipperReport Violation
3 cups chopped, seeded watermelon
1 cup fresh lemon juice, 4-6 medium lemons juiced
1 cup sugar or ½ sugar and sugar substitute such as Splenda or Stevia, to taste
4½ cups water
Watermelon ice cubes, recipe follows (optional)
Lemon slices for garnish, if desired
1. In a blender, add watermelon and puree. Strain to remove any bits of seeds that remain. Pour into a container or bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve lemonade.
2. Combine lemon juice and sugar in a large pitcher. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Add water and mix well. At this point you can refrigerate lemonade until ready to serve.
3. Just before serving, mix in pureed watermelon.
4. Add ice or watermelon ice cubes to pitcher or to each glass and serve.
Makes 6 cups
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To Make Watermelon Ice Cubes- Add 3 cups cubed seeded watermelon to a blender and puree. Pour into an ice cube tray. Freeze until solid. This works with any type of melon. Use these cubes to dress up any ice tea or lemonade.
Substitution Tip- If you’re looking to cut the sugar and thus calories from this lemonade, it can be made a few different ways.
*Made with ½ sugar and sugar substitute, to taste- 1 serving has 99 calories, 0g fat, 1g protein, 28g carbs, 1g fiber, 6mg sodium, 23g sugar,
Weight Watchers (old points) 2 and Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 3
*Made with only Splenda or Stevia (no sugar)- 1 servings has 35 calories, 0g fat, 1g protein, 14g carbs, 1g fiber, 6mg sodium, 6g sugar
Weight Watchers (old points) 1 and Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 2
SKINNY FACTS: for 1(8oz) serving