This easy watermelon punch recipe is a refreshing way to enjoy the summer. Make this drink even more fun to serve by turning the watermelon you used to make the drink into a fun serving bowl!
Easy Watermelon Punch
This watermelon punch recipe brings me back to my childhood. Snacking on juicy slices of watermelon while my brothers and I ran around the backyard, sticky sweetness dripping from our faces… it doesn’t get much better than that!
I like the fact that this watermelon punch recipe is not only refreshing, it’s a healthy alternative to sugary, artificially sweetened drinks because it’s full of vitamin B, antioxidants, potassium and calcium. Plus, it’s super hydrating! Both kids and adults seem to love it. If you want to boost its nutritional content, let your watermelon fully ripen before using.
How To Make Watermelon Punch
Blend – First, take the flesh of the watermelon that you scooped out when making your bowl and throw it in a blender. This takes no time at all and the kids thought it was fun to help…and sneak a piece here and there!
Filter – Pour the blended watermelon through a strainer and toss any solid pieces. After you blend the watermelon flesh, it tends to get a little foamy. Don’t worry, most of the foam gets trapped when you strain it.
Blend Again – Put the watermelon juice back in the blender and add the remaining ingredients. Blend everything together and then pour the watermelon punch into the watermelon bowl and serve.
Recipe Tip – If the watermelon punch has been sitting for a little while, give it a good stir before serving to make sure all of the ingredients are combined before pouring.
How To Make A Watermelon Punch Bowl
Size Matters – Find an oblong watermelon that’s approximately 10 pounds in size.
Clean & Cut – Wash the exterior of the watermelon complete before cutting into it. Cut the top of the watermelon off about 1/6 of the way down from the top.
Remove Insides – Scoop out all of the fleshy insides and save that to be used in your watermelon punch.
Form The Bowl – On the bottom of the watermelon, cut off only enough of that end so the watermelon can stand up on its own. Start off with small cuts because you can always go back and cut more.
Other Easy Summer Drink Recipes
- Best Homemade Lemonade
- Cherry Lemonade Slush
- Dirty Monkey Mocktail
- Festive 4th Of July Drink Recipe
- Peach Smoothie
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Simple Watermelon Punch Recipe
Follow this simple recipe and in just a few short minutes this recipe will be ready to serve. For the perfect presentation, add a colorful striped straw to each glass when serving. So grab a glass of this delicious watermelon punch recipe and sip the sweet taste of summer with your family!
Watermelon Punch Recipe
- 1 oblong seedless watermelon, about 10 pounds
- 12 oz. frozen lemonade, thawed can
- 2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
- Thoroughly wash the watermelon
- Cut the top of the watermelon off about 1/6 of the way down.
- Cut the bottom end enough to make sure the watermelon will stand on it's own.
- Scoop out flesh and place in a blender. Process until smooth.
- Strain through a fine-mesh strainer; discard solids.
- Return watermelon to the blender.
- Add lemonade concentrate and pineapple juice and blend well.
- Transfer to watermelon bowl.
- Served chilled over crushed ice.
- To make sure all ingredients are combined, give the punch a little stir before you enjoy it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Erin is a wife, mom of 4 and avid tea drinker, as well as founder and content creator of the lifestyle blog, Suburban Simplicity. She’s on a mission to help create simplicity in moms’ lives by sharing easy and tasty recipes, fun crafts, inspiring DIYs and helpful household tips!