Lemonade needs an update. Playing around with some different variations of lemonade I happened on one my kids loved–lime with watermelon. Okay, I need to back up a bit. Full disclosure here: I had some watermelon leftover that was getting a bit mushy but I didn’t want to toss it. So instead I made it into ice cubes. Yes, I believe leftovers inspire creativity!
The temperatures hit 95 here the other day–with a dose of humidity so my kids were more than willing to give this flavor combo a try.
Here’s how to put it together:
- Put watermelon chunks into the blender. Puree.
- Strain the watermelon liquid to remove seeds.
- Pour the puree into an ice tray or another container to freeze. I lined a bowl with a baggie to make a ice disk and then I placed a little umbrella in it just for fun. (I also saved a bit of the watermelon juice to stir into the limeade so that you don’t have to wait until your ice cube thaws before you get the flavor.)
- Make a pitcher of limeade. You can use concentrate or make your own using fresh, squeezed limes + water + a bit of sugar (if my husband’s anywhere nearby this is his job–he’s the limeade master)
- Once the watermelon is frozen, add it to a glass filled with limeade and enjoy.
Your turn–what are you looking forward to most about summer eats?