This simple watermelon juice recipe uses fresh watermelon, chilled water and ice cubes as the main ingredients which is the best and perfect, natural and refreshing drink for hot summer months. Since we use ice cubes in the ingredients which is blended along with the watermelon in the blender and not filtered to extract just the juice, this delicious & simple watermelon juice is actually a delicious watermelon smoothie or slush.
A slush or slushie is a refreshing flavored drink including crushed ice in it. It is so cooling & refreshing to have a flavored drink or lemonade with crushed ice on it during the hotter months.
When the flavored drink is natural jucie like refreshing watermelon juice, its perfect!
So you can call this delicious drink either fresh watermelon juice or watermelon slush or watermelon slushie or simply plain watermelon smoothie as you please.
This kind of natural watermelon smoothie is made without milk or yogurt and it is also a perfect example how you can make smoothies without milk or yogurt.
Watermelon juice is my favorite fruit juice especially when its hot outside.
I often make the watermelon juice without sugar because its so good without any sugar at all and adding a hint of lime or lemon juice makes it the perfect drink when you want a healthy, delicious drink!
A cup of this fresh and chilled watermelon drink is sure to make you feel refreshed.
Also, watermelon has a lot of health benefits and so eating & drinking watermelon has other advantages too!
Other cooling and refreshing drink recipes in this blog which are perfect for summer include fresh mango lassi (mango smoothie Indian style recipe), mango smoothie recipe using mango pulp, Indian style refreshing buttermilk recipe, strawberry lemon juice recipe etc.
You can use the watermelon rinds too in this recipe, as the watermelon rinds are edible and the rinds are used in may watermelon rind juice recipes.
Watermelon rinds are the outer layer of the fruit that is just under the skin and they are edible too, but many times we just throw them away in the trash as we usually scoop out the flesh of the watermelon without the rinds.
But if you like to use the watermelon rinds in this watermelon juice recipe with rind, feel free to use them as the rinds are edible and tasty.
That way, you can also reduce the wastage of the watermelon rinds which is totally unnecessary.
However, it is not necessary to use the watermelon rinds, as you can just scoop out the flesh and use the watermelon flesh without any rinds, if that is what you prefer.
Either way, watermelon juice is just so delicious, refreshing and healthy.
You may add sugar or any sweetener of your choice if you desire more sweetness, but I like to make this without any additional sweetner.
In fact, I never use any sweetener or sugar in the watermelon juice, as the fresh and cold watermelon juice without sugar is my most favorite drink for summer.
Adding a little lemon juice will make this watermelon juice even more healthy and delicious, but that’s totally optional, as the watermelon without lime juice tastes just delicious and refreshing as it is.
Many recipes for watermelon juice do not use any water, since watermelon has a lot of water content on its own.
I like to add a little extra water to thin it out, as I prefer it that way and I think that is the most delicious way to enjoy the watermelon when you just want to sip it so quickly.
Even if I want to sit down and enjoy the watermelon juice slowly, I usually prefer it this way.
You can find many kinds of watermelon drinks which you can buy online, like this watermelon hydrating water, cold pressed watermelon juice, organic watermelon drink for kids, watermelon cocktail etc but preparing fresh watermelon juice at home is very easy if you have fresh watermelons.
So here is how I make the watermelon juice following this easy and simple watermelon juice recipe with rind.
Make sure to use fresh and chilled watermelon to make the best refreshing drink, you can also use frozen watermelon cubes to make this juice which will make it more refreshing and delicious.
If you keep the sliced watermelon or the prepared watermelon juice outside for a while, it won’t taste good.
So make sure to use chilled watermelon slices to make the juice (or frozen for best results) and enjoy it as soon as it is made.
If you are using the prepared watermelon juice for later use, like even after about half an hour, make sure to keep it chilled until the usage.
I am not sure if it will keep fresh for more than a day, as usually it will lose the freshness in a day. So make sure to enjoy the watermelon juice fresh and chilled for best results.
Notes: use seedless watermelon or scoop out the seeds before juicing
How To Make Watermelon Juice?
We need the following ingredients to make watermelon juice.
Ingredients to make watermelon juice
2 cups sliced watermelon cubes chilled or frozen
2 tablespoons filtered lemon juice optional
1 cup chilled water
3 ice cubes
For topping (optional)
2 ice cubes
2 fresh mint leaves optional
Step by Step Process
Blend all the ingredients together (except the ones for topping) in the blender until very smooth. You do not have to strain it through a filter since the watermelon blends really very well.
Pour the refreshing watermelon juice to serving glass, add the remaining ice cubes and garnish with mint leaves if you wish. Enjoy the refreshing and cool watermelon drink that is all natural and cool on its own.
Make sure to serve this as soon as you prepare, as this watermelon juice tastes the best when prepared. If you are saving this for a few hours, make sure to keep this refrigerated and use it the same day (also stir well before serving).
Notes: Watermelon juice is naturally so delicious, cooling and refreshing even without any sugar. If you like the juice to be more sweet, you may also add about a tablespoon (adjust to taste) of sugar or any natural sweetener as you prefer.
Below you can get the recipe for watermelon juice in detail.
Watermelon Juice – Simple Watermelon Smoothie Slush
- 2 cups sliced watermelon cubes chilled or frozen
- 2 tablespoons filtered lemon juice optional
- 1 cup chilled water
- 3 ice cubes
For topping (optional)
- 2 ice cubes
- 2 fresh mint leaves optional
- Blend all the ingredients together (except the ones for topping) in the blender until very smooth. You do not have to strain it through a filter since the watermelon blends really very well.
- Pour the refreshing watermelon juice to serving glass, add the remaining ice cubes and garnish with mint leaves if you wish. Enjoy the refreshing and cool watermelon drink that is all natural and cool on its own.
- Make sure to serve this as soon as you prepare, as this watermelon juice tastes the best when prepared. If you are saving this for a few hours, make sure to keep this refrigerated and use it the same day (also stir well before serving).