The Watermelon Cooler is an easy and refreshing drink recipe. It’s perfect for summer entertaining or to simply refresh and refuel on a hot summer day.
Easy Watermelon Cooler Drink Recipe
Watermelon is a scrumptiously delicious fruit that’s amazingly sweet and refreshing all on it’s own. I like to keep my watermelon recipes simple, because a little mix of flavor can enhance this natural yumminess, to many ingredients in the mix will overwhelm it.
One of my favorite summer blends is a Watermelon Cooler. It’s a great recipe that’s quick, fun, tasty and keeps the kitchen cool; no ovens required for this recipe.
It’s a light, refreshing drink with a whole lot of natural goodness in the mix.
There’s just one thing….when you make and sip this recipe, beware of brain freeze!
Here’s the printable version of the recipe for you;
- 3 cups watermelon, diced
- 4 cups ice
- 2 lemons, fresh
- 2 cups water
- ½ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Remove the fruit of the watermelon from the rind and dice it into small chunks. Measure 3 cups of watermelon. Add it to the blender.
Measure and add 4 cups of ice to the blender.
Cut the lemons in half and extract the juice from the lemons using your hands, a citrus squeezer or juicer. If you are extracting the juice by hand, squeeze the lemon juice into a
bowl and remove the seeds before adding the lemon juice to the blender.
Add the honey, vanilla extract and water to the blender.
Blend the ingredients well and serve!
Watermelon: Seedless watermelon is easiest for this recipe = no deseeding required! Looking for a ripe watermelon? Pick it up, a watermelon should feel heavy. Also look at the yellow spot on the watermelon; if it’s creamy/leaning towards a lighter/whiter yellow it’s ripe. If it’s bright yellow, it’s not!
Shopping for Lemons: When shopping for lemons, hold the fruit and determine if it is heavy. The heavier the fruit and the thinner the skin, the more juice it has. A ripe lemon should be firm, with a fine textured peel that’s a deep yellow color.
Little Hands: Younger children can cut the watermelon using a plastic knife.
Lessons for Children when making the Watermelon Cooler Recipe;
- Knife safety
- Measuring ingredients
- Extracting juice
- Blending and blender safety
- Following directions
3 Fun Watermelon Facts:
- Watermelons are 92% of water.
- According to Guinness World Records, the largest watermelon ever grown was grown in Arkansas by Lloyd Bright and weighed 268.8 pounds.
- The U.S. ranks fourth in the world for watermelon production. Top watermelon growing states include California, Arizona, Texas, Florida and Georgia.
More Watermelon Recipes: Looking for more great watermelon recipes? Check out my super simple Mint Watermelon Salad. It’s more summer deliciousness!