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Watermelon Lemonade, An After-School Treat

I will welcome my kids home from school with a frosty glass of watermelon lemonade, a sweet and refreshing drink I can feel good about serving.

Watermelon Chunks In A Blender

Photo: whitneyinchicago (Flickr)

I have also added frozen strawberries, grapes, peaches and raspberries to the watermelon chunks to make an even thicker, slushy-like drink.

The trouble with heading back to school is that it invariably happens when it still feels like summer. Sitting in a hot classroom on a sunny, summery day can be a total downer.

While I can’t do much about the weather or the school calendar, I can offer my kids a few cool and refreshing after school treats to help them beat the back to school blues.

I will welcome them home with a frosty glass of watermelon lemonade, a sweet and refreshing drink I can feel good about serving. It’s nothing more than watermelon, ice, lemon juice and a splash of honey blended until thick. I have also used frozen strawberries, grapes, peaches and raspberries to make an even thicker, slushy-like drink.

Watermelon Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 4 cups ice
  • 4 cups seedless watermelon chunks
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or you can use sugar)
  • pinch of salt

Cooking Directions

  1. In a blender combine all ingredients. Puree until smooth. (You may have to stop it a few times to make sure it is blending evenly.)
  2. Serve right away or refrigerate. The juice will separate as it sits, but just stir it again to combine.

Heather Tallman

Heather Tallman is a Bloomington native, freelance writer and mother to 2 busy boys. She is also a food writer for her local newspaper as well as the creator of Basilmomma, a cooking blog. She writes about her culinary hits and misses and all of the life that goes along with it. Her goal is to create fast, fresh and family-friendly meals that teach her children and others that creating meals from farm to table is not only attainable but easier than you think.

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