Homemade Watermelon Lemonade, the Perfect Summer Sipper… Recipe

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Sweet, juicy, watermelons are everywhere this time of year. Many of us wouldn’t trade a slice of ice cold watermelon on a hot summer day for anything else! Adding pureed watermelon to lemonade makes it a delightfully refreshing drink. We’ve calculated the nutritionals and Weight Watchers POINTS made with sugar. We’ve also done the calculations made with ½ sugar and a sugar substitute such as Splenda or made only with Splenda.Make this fabulous lemonade for a backyard barbecue or potluck. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. Prep the lemonade in advance but add the pureed watermelon just before serving. What a perfect drink to sip on during the lazy days of summer…

SKINNY FACTS: for one (8oz) serving with sugar
163 calories, 0g fat, 1g pro, 42g carbs, 1g fiber, 8mg sod, 41g suga
Weight Watchers (old points) 3
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 5

Made with ½ sugar and sugar substitute, to taste- 1 serving has 99 calories, 0g fat, 1g protein, 28g carbs, 1g fiber, 6mg sodium, 23g sugar,
Weight Watchers (old points) 2 and Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 3

Made with only Splenda (no sugar)- 1 servings has 35 calories, 0g fat, 1g protein, 14g carbs, 1g fiber, 6mg sodium, 6g sugar
Weight Watchers (old points) 1 and Weight Watchers Points Plus 2

Prep time:
Servings: 6 cups


Cost per serving $2.06 view details
  • 3 cups chopped, seeded watermelon
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice, 4-6 medium lemons juiced
  • 1 cup sugar or ½ sugar and sugar substitute, to taste
  • 4½ cups water
  • Watermelon ice cubes, recipe follows (optional)
  • Lemon slices for garnish, if desired


  1. In a blender, add the watermelon and puree. Strain to remove any bits of seeds that remain. Pour into a container or bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve the lemonade.
  2. Combine the lemon juice and sugar in a large pitcher. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Add the water and mix well. At this point you can refrigerate the lemonade until ready to serve.
  3. Just before serving, mix in pureed watermelon.
  4. Add ice or watermelon ice cubes to the pitcher or each glass and serve.
  5. *To Make Watermelon Ice Cubes
  6. Add 3 cups cubed seeded watermelon to a blender and puree. Pour into an ice cube tray. Freeze until solid. This works with any type of melon. Use these cubes to dress up any ice tea or lemonade.
  7. Makes 14 cubes


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 276g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 252  
Calories from Fat 79 31%
Total Fat 9.48g 12%
Saturated Fat 1.96g 8%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 27mg 1%
Potassium 188mg 5%
Total Carbs 40.37g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 34.41g 23%
Protein 5.87g 9%
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  • Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
    June 28, 2011
    Serving Tip

    Add a little vodka and this watermelon lemonade transforms into a sensational adult beverage

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