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How to make watermelon juice

This easy watermelon juice recipe is perfect for hot summer days. Made with just 3 ingredients (and no added sugar!), it’s cool, delicious, and refreshing.

A cold glass of this watermelon juice is everything I want on a warm summer day. When it’s blistering hot outside (or super humid, like it has been here), this hydrating juice is the best way to cool off. And, like, how gorgeous is that color?! Topped off with a sprig of fresh mint, this watermelon juice is just plain fun.

How to Make Watermelon Juice

I’m not a fan of overly sweet fruit juices, so I don’t use any added sugar in this recipe. Instead, I make it with 3 basic ingredients: watermelon, lime juice, and ginger juice. Here’s how the recipe goes:

First, blend the watermelon. You’ll need 8 cups cubed, or about 1 small melon. If you need a refresher on how to cut a watermelon, check out this post!

Add the watermelon to a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth.

Next, strain the juice. Technically, this step is optional. You could skip it if you don’t mind pulp in your juice. Personally, I like my juice to be nice and smooth, so I always strain mine.

Place a nut milk bag or several layers of cheesecloth over a large bowl, and pour the juice through, squeezing to get out as much liquid as you can.

Transfer the juice to a pitcher, and stir in the lime and ginger juice. Pour into glasses filled with ice cubes, and enjoy!

Watermelon Juice Recipe Variations

In its simplest form, this recipe makes a super refreshing, nourishing juice drink. You could serve it with breakfast or sip it after a workout on a hot day. However, my favorite way to serve it is as a fun, mocktail-style beverage for a gathering or happy hour. Then, I jazz it up by making one of these variations:

Yesterday evening, I made a pitcher of sweet, refreshing watermelon juice to keep me hydrated while I packed up my house.

It took me back to San Pedro Island, where I sipped watermelon juice under the shade of a palm tree earlier this month.

We walked down the beach from Sunbreeze, where we were staying, to Estel’s, where we enjoyed a leisurely, traditional Belizean breakfast—scrambled eggs, refried black beans and fry jacks, complete with watermelon juice. It was a good start to a very good day.

How to Make Watermelon Juice

Watermelon juice couldn’t be easier to extract. You don’t need a fancy-schmancy juicer, just a blender.

Scoop the watermelon into the blender, blend for about thirty seconds, and ta da! You’ve made watermelon juice.

Taste your juice straight from the blender. If you like it as is, you don’t need to strain it.

If your watermelon had seeds in it, or you want your juice to be less pulpy, pour it through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher. Easy!

If your juice separates as it sits, give it a little whirl with a spoon. If you’re thinking about adding a splash of tequila or white rum… I can verify that that is indeed a good idea.

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Watermelon Juice Nutrition

As you would expect, watermelon juice is good for you. It’s high in vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium. It’s about 92% water, so it’s plenty hydrating, too (nutrition source).

I thought my juice was perfectly sweet without any added sugar, but I added a squeeze of lime juice for that extra zing.

I was a little hesitant to put this “recipe” on the blog because it’s so easy to make. But, I’ve been making this Watermelon Juice Recipe a few times a week since it started getting warm and my entire family is obsessed with it! So, I decided to show you exactly How To Make Watermelon Juice 🙂

I feel like watermelon is the quintessential food of summer. It’s cheap, fun to eat and so refreshing. Just the smell of it takes me back to my childhood and brings back so many great summertime memories. I’ve only started making this Watermelon Juice this year and I’m wondering why I went so many years without it!

Watermelon Juice Benefits:

We all know that watermelon is delicious but you’ve probably heard that it’s mostly just made up of water. We know water is good for us, but here are a few more benefits to drinking watermelon juice!

  • The obvious one is that it helps you stay hydrated. It may seem like a no brainer but it’s really important to stay hydrated in the heat of the summer especially if you’re doing a lot of outdoor activities. Watermelon is 92% water!
  • Watermelon is low in calories (only 46 calories per cup) and high in nutrients. Watermelon contains high amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium, Magnesium and Vitamin B.
  • Watermelon is high in lycopene, which is a type of carotenoid and antioxidant, that has been show to reduce the risk of some cancers, reduce risk of heart disease and lower blood pressure.

How To Make Watermelon Juice:

The most difficult thing about making watermelon juice is cutting up your watermelon. If you’re not familiar with the best way to cut a watermelon, check out this video here. You can also buy pre-cut watermelon at the grocery store, but you want to make sure it is a seedless watermelon.

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Make watermelon juice to quench your thirst on a warm summer day. You can use one of the recipes below to extract juice from a watermelon by either blending it or heating it. You can also create a refreshing pomegranate and watermelon juice blend.

  • Prep time (Blended): 5-10 minutes
  • Cook time (blending): 5
  • Total time: 10-15 minutes
  • 1 seedless watermelon
  • Powdered sugar or honey to taste
  • Cold water and ice cubes
  • Blend your watermelon chunks and sweetener and check the consistency.
  • Add water for thinner juice and add ice cubes for thicker juice.

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  • 7 sprigs of mint
  • Juice of 1 1/2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 small seedless watermelons

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  • 1 1-1/4 lb. (625 g) seedless watermelon
  • 2 pomegranates
  • 7 oz. (200 g) fresh raspberries
  • Ice cubes

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Most of the nutrients in a watermelon are found in the rind. Therefore, it’s good nutritional sense to enjoy this part too!

  • Add water if needed.

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  • Half of medium Watermelon
  • 3 Teaspoon sugar
  • A pinch of salt ( if you like.)
  • 1 Glass of 7Up
  • 1 tablespoon lemon Juice
  • Ice cubes

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  1. ↑https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259176510_Comparative_Vitamins_Content_of_Pulp_Seed_and_Rind_of_Fresh_and_Dried_Watermelon_Citrullus_Lanatus
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About This Article

To make blended watermelon juice, slice a watermelon into 1 inch chunks and pour them into a blender. Add cold water, ice cubes, and powdered sugar or honey for a sweeter juice. Blend until the mixture is smooth. For a fresher taste, consider adding mint and lemon juice, or mixing and matching with other fruits like raspberries and pomegranate seeds. Add 7-Up for a crisp, carbonated flavor. For a healthy juice recipe made using the watermelon’s rind, read on!

I was not a big fan of watermelon growing up. When my brother-in-law introduced homemade watermelon juice to me years ago, I was reluctant to try but ended up being surprised by how delicious it was. Now I have to make watermelon juice whenever it is in season.

Growing up, watermelon was the most common fruit during the summer time in Japan. We usually spent the summer at my grandparents’ home in Osaka. They have a big backyard and I remember having watermelon seeds spitting contest with my brother to see who can spit farther.

I also remember eating watermelon with my late grandpa on the porch after helping him tend the garden. When my family went camping, we would put the watermelon in the river to cool and played a traditional Japanese game called suikawari (スイカ割り).

Suikawari is a game where everyone takes turn to smash watermelon with a stick while blindfolded. The rule is similar to piñata except you play with a watermelon. Each person is blindfolded, spun around three times, and handed a wooden stick to strike with. The first to crack the watermelon open wins, and everyone enjoys the chunks of watermelon afterwards.

Watermelon Juice – Summer Thirst Quencher

To make the watermelon juice, I first cut them into chunks and leave them in the refrigerator to chill for 1-2 hours before blending. This keeps the juice cool without having to add too much ice. I added just a spoonful of homemade simple syrup, but you can totally skip it if your watermelon is sweet enough. To bring out the flavor of the juice, I love squeezing in a splash of fresh lime juice. It is so simple yet such a refreshing and delicious way to beat the heat on a warm summer day.

Hope you try playing Suikawari and making watermelon juice this summer!