Watermelon Juice

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Stack of watermelon slices next to watermelon juice jars and lime wedges

If you’ve ever wondered how to make watermelon juice, you’re in good company because we didn’t realize how easy it was until a few years back when playing with this watermelon cocktail.

You literally just scoop ripe, juicy watermelon into a blender, blend, and serve! Now, there are a few tricks to the trade, which we’ll be sharing in this post. So without further ado, let us show you how it’s done!

Halved watermelon

How to Make Watermelon Juice

It’s really as simple as adding to a blender and blending it up!

But there are a few tricks to learn to ensure success every time:

  • Use ripe, juicy, sweet watermelon (this is key for best flavor!)
  • Choose a seedless watermelon, or remove seeds before blending
  • A high-speed blender is quickest and easiest (we don’t recommend a food processor)
  • Straining is optional if you prefer a smoother juice; however, we don’t find it necessary
  • Like cold juice? Scoop and refrigerate your watermelon BEFORE blending so it’s cool and refreshing and ready for serving right away
Showing how to make watermelon juice in a blender

Health Benefits

Ever wonder why watermelon feels so refreshing on a hot summer day?

That’s in part because it’s 92% water! But it’s also rich in potassium, which is an electrolyte that can be lost in sweat.

Watermelon also contains a variety of antioxidants (such as lycopene, vitamin C, and beta-carotene), magnesium, vitamins B1 and B6, and more!

Blender of frothy watermelon juice

What To Do With Watermelon Juice

It’s the perfect drink for sipping on hot days! If you can’t enjoy it right away, store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 2-3 days.

Or, freeze into ice cube molds and blend into smoothies, margaritas, or frozen cocktails, or use as ice cubes in sparkling water or tonics for a delicious and colorful surprise!

Watermelon slices next to two glasses of watermelon juice

We hope you ENJOY this watermelon juice! It’s:

Juicy
Naturally sweet
Refreshing
Satisfying
& Versatile

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

Jar and glass of homemade watermelon juice

Watermelon Juice

How to make watermelon juice FAST with just a watermelon and blender! Options for add-ins and cocktail recipes included!
Author Minimalist Baker
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Two bottles of homemade Watermelon Juice
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Course Beverage
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 2-3 Days

Ingredients

  • 1 small watermelon (seedless) (1 small watermelon yields ~5 cups or 492 g cubed)
  • 1-2 Tbsp lime juice (optional)

OTHER ADD-INS (optional)

  • Fresh ginger
  • Coconut water

Instructions

  • It’s important to select a ripe, juicy, sweet watermelon (this is key for best flavor!). Choose a seedless watermelon, or remove seeds before blending
  • If you prefer chilled watermelon juice, scoop and refrigerate your watermelon BEFORE blending so it’s nice and cool and refreshing and ready for serving right away (optional).
  • Add sliced watermelon to a high-speed blender and blend on high until well blended. You can add a bit of lime juice to taste at this point if you’d prefer some acidity. Or include other optional add-ins such as fresh ginger for zing or coconut water for sweetness and electrolytes.
  • Straining is optional (we recommend a fine mesh strainer) if you prefer a smoother, pulp-free juice. We don’t find it necessary, though.
  • Enjoy fresh or over ice. If you can’t enjoy it right away, store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 2-3 days. Or, freeze into popsicles or ice cube molds. Watermelon ice cubes can be blended into smoothies, margaritas, or frozen cocktails or used as ice cubes in sparkling water or tonics for a delicious and colorful treat!

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Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional ingredients.

Nutrition (1 of 4 servings)

Serving: 1 serving Calories: 37 Carbohydrates: 9.3 g Protein: 0.8 g Fat: 0.2 g Saturated Fat: 0 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.06 g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.05 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 1 mg Potassium: 138 mg Fiber: 0.5 g Sugar: 7.8 g Vitamin A: 700 IU Vitamin C: 9.97 mg Calcium: 8.61 mg Iron: 0.3 mg

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  1. Colette says

    Super quick and yummy. The second batch I just blended a half lime right in (rind and all and it was delish – and extra tart).

  2. Lilian B says

    The first time I made watermelon juice (on a whim, when having too much watermelon to eat on my own), I was shocked to discover that the classic watermelon candy flavor was actually accurate! Turns out concentration levels make a huge difference in flavor, hah!