Sunday, July 10, 2011
I found this recipe in my complimentary USA Today (thank you, DaysInn of Robinsonville, MS) on Wednesday. I love lemonade in all of its forms...plain, strawberry, raspberry, even limeade. I don't love, however, the giant quantities of lemons and sugar it requires to make good lemonade. When I read this recipe, I was intrigued because I'd never heard of such. Watermelon lemonade? I decided to give it a whirl because I stole some watermelon from Mama and Daddy's house. I don't feel bad about taking it because their watermelon weighed 26 dadgum pounds! I don't think they'll miss the hunk I took.
This turned out to be so refreshing and is laughably easy. Here ya go:
*4 cups of seedless watermelon (I just dug through and took out all the black seeds. I reckon you could also remove the white seeds if they bother you. You could always buy seedless if you don't want to do all that picking.)
*juice from 3 lemons
Throw everything in a food processor (or blender) and puree until very smooth. Chill in the fridge for a while or pour over ice. That's it! No extra sugar required, and it's a great way to use up some of that fresh summer watermelon.
This lemonade is perfect for those weeks when your weather forecast looks like this:
I know many of you out there are feelin' my pain. Drink up, friends!