Watermelon-water

Refreshing Watermelon Water

Watermelon-water

I found a yellow watermelon from a local grower and decided to give this recipe a spin around the block.  I'll tell you right now.  It was surprisingly refreshing, not sweet at all.  It was super easy to bring together.  However, you have to LOVE watermelon to really enjoy a pitcher of it.  Don't be fooled by the photo above.  This is not a fleshy or icey drink like a dacquiri or smoothie, it's water that tastes like watermelon.

HERE'S ALL IT TAKES

  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups cold water

Process the watermelon and sugar in a blender, until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.  Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding the solids.  Stir in 2 cups cold water.  Cover and chill until ready to serve.  Serve over ice.  Makes about 5 cups.

Cook's notes: I started with a cold watermelon so I didn't have to chill it before I could drink it. Don't worry with the small white seeds in the watermelon; they blend right into the mix.

Works for cantaloupe or honeydew melon, too.