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2 glasses of watermelon lemonade with sprigs of mint and watermelon wedges on a wood cutting board.
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Watermelon Lemonade

This Watermelon Lemonade is a cool, non-alcoholic summer drink bursting with watermelon flavor and fresh lemons!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Summer Drink Recipe, Watermelon Lemonade, Watermelon Mint Lemonade
Servings: 8
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Sara
Cost: $8


  • 1 blender
  • 1 pitcher (holds 1 gallon)
  • 1 lemon squeezer
  • 1 strainer
  • 1 long handled spoon


  • 4 cups strained watermelon juice (about 7 cups cubed watermelon)
  • 1 cup lemon juice (5-8 lemons)
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 cups ice to serve
  • Optional, mint to garnish


  • Blend about 7 cups cubed watermelon into juice, then strain to make 4 cups of watermelon juice.
  • Squeeze 5-8 lemons and strain pulp and seeds out to make 1 cup fresh lemon juice.
  • In a 1 gallon pitcher, combine water, white granulated sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Mix well until sugar is completely dissolved. Then add watermelon juice.
  • Add ice to serve, garnish optionally with mint sprigs, lemon wedges, or small sliced watermelon wedges.


This recipe used 7-8 cups of cubed watermelon, which was almost ¼ of a watermelon for me. 
Store refrigerated for up to 3-5 days, or freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. 


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 809IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg