July 2, 2012

Frozen Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade

THIS WAS SO SO GOOD!  
It definitely quenched my thirst!  I even got a few brain-freezes a long the way.

I threw everything in the food processor and pulsed away.  Then, I stopped it to taste and see what adjustments needed to be made.  It needed nothing - it was PERFECT!  I should have made a bigger batch.  Who knew homemade lemonade could taste so good.  I'm 100% sure I will be making this a lot in the next few months.  

I love the flavor the fresh strawberries added.  It ended up thick and smooth and creamy - not icy at all.  Some people might find this overly sweet, since the fruit is fairly sweet on its own, but I love sweet things, so I thought it had the perfect sweet/tart balance.  If you don't care for super sweet things, I would start out with less sugar and add more if needed.    

This would be the perfect beverage to serve at your next barbeque.  Or even just to go with Sunday dinner!  If you are worried about serving it at a barbeque and having it melt.  Don't worry, it tastes really really good regular too.  I whipped up a batch and put some extra in my fridge.  A few hours later, I went to drink the rest and even though it was no longer frozen, it was still AMAZING.

Between this lemonade and this Watermelon Frosty, you have no excuses to not use up every last bit of that watermelon in your fridge.
Frozen Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade
8 c. watermelon, cubed and seeded, frozen
1 c. strawberries, halved  (I used way more)    
1/2 c. fresh lemon juice
1 c. granulated sugar
2 c. water or Sprite (I used Sprite)

Combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth (you may have to do it in two batches).  You can also skip freezing the watermelon cubes and make regular Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade.    

Jenn's Notes: I cut this recipe in fourth and made it in my food processor.  I added quite a bit more strawberries than the recipe called for, because I wanted a strong strawberry flavor.  I also used the juice of an entire lemon.  Fourth of a batch made enough for two medium-sized glasses.  It is pretty sweet (which I like), but I think you could cut back on the sugar and it would still be yummy.  It tasted great frozen and it tastes great not-frozen too.       

18 comments:

  1. Yum I bet I will have extra watermelon after the 4th I will need to try this out.

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  2. This is perfect for the 100 degree weather we've been having!

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  3. this does look refreshing...

    Wende
    The Rickett Chronicles

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  4. A perfect drink for the summer! Definitely going to try this out!

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  6. Lovely color -- and I'm sure it's delicious!
    Cass

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  7. Thanks for visiting me at OneCreativeMommy. This lemonade looks delicious!

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  8. This looks so good! I might have to make a batch later today!
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  9. Sounds delicious and bet my 8 year old would absolutely love this - thanks for sharing.

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  10. Looks so refreshing and yummy! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  11. Yes! That looks so refreshing. I have tons of watermelon sitting in the fridge too. ;)

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  12. Oh that looks delish! You should check out the Strawberry linky party at http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2012/08/strawberry-saturday.html

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