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Two half watermelons filled with watermelon lemonade

Watermelon lemonade

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • No cook
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

This watermelon lemonade looks amazing but is super-simple to make. It's perfect for a kids party or makes a refreshing summer drink for kids or adults

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
Nutrition: Per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal243
low infat1g
saturates0g
carbs54g
sugars48g
fibre2g
protein4g
salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 1 large or 2 small watermelons
  • 250ml lemon juice (from a bottle or squeeze your own)
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 1l bottle soda water
  • 1 lime , cut into slices
  • small handful mint
  • crushed ice

Method

  • STEP 1

    Cut the top off the watermelon and hollow it out using a large spoon, fishing out any pips along the way. Mash the flesh through a sieve into a bowl. Put the flesh in a blender (or use a tall jug and hand blender) with the lemon juice and sugar, whizz to a purée, then stir in the soda.

  • STEP 2

    Heap some ice into the hollowed-out watermelon and fill it with the lemonade mixture. Serve the rest in a jug with the lime slices and mint. Have a bowl of extra crushed ice on the side so people can help themselves.

RECIPE TIPS
HOW TO MAKE WATERMELON COCKTAILS

A dash of booze will turn this summer soft drink into a refreshing cocktail. Add one shot of tequila and some ice to a tall glass and top with the watermelon lemonade. White rum would work equally well. 

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2017

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