Learn the quick and easy method to make fresh and delicious Watermelon Juice at home with just one fresh ingredient—watermelon! It’s a Vitamin C-packed way to hydrate the kids. (And you don’t even need a juicer.)

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Watermelon Juice

It can be hard to keep the kids hydrated in the warmer months, especially if we’re out running around, but this super simple Watermelon Juice recipe makes is SO darn easy to improve the odds. It’s fresh, delicious, and is made with just fresh watermelon.

I love this as an easy way to use up some of a fresh watermelon when I buy a really big one. It’s delicious chilled and I love it as much as the kids.

You don’t need any special equipment to make this recipe—and I have two easy methods for you depending on whether you have a blender or not.

Ingredients You Need

To make this homemade juice you just need watermelon.

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That’s it! I prefer seedless, but you can really use any if you take a few precautions when making the juice. It also works with any color of watermelon—pink, orange, or yellow, which you may see at your farmer’s market in the summer.

It’s of course best with a watermelon that tastes really good, but it even works with a melon that’s overripe and mushy. (It’s actually a perfect way to save that kind of a melon!)

Step-by-Step Instructions

To make this juice, you’ll just need to follow a simple process. Scroll down to the end of the post for the full info.

how to make watermelon juice step by step
  1. Cube the watermelon and discard the peel. (Or use purchased precut melon from the store.)
  2. Add to a blender.
  3. Blend well on low speed.
  4. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and serve cold.

TIP: If using watermelon with seeds, you’ll want to run the blender slowly to avoid crushing up the seeds. Once most of the cubes are blended and crushed, you can strain it through a fine-mesh strainer to remove the seeds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this without a blender?

It’s best in a blender but you can add the cubes to a zip top storage bag, crush up with your hands, and strain through a fine mesh strainer as a back up option. It’s fun to do with the kids that way!

What are the benefits of watermelon juice?

I love watermelon juice since it’s a yummy way to help the kids drink more liquids. But there are other benefits too. Watermelon and watermelon juice are great sources of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Hydration (it’s over 90% water!), and even a small amount of iron.

How long can I store this in the fridge?

It’s best within 24 hours of blending it, but it should be okay for up to 3 days. (You can also freeze it into ice cubes to use in grown up drinks or as ice pops!)

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How to Store

Store juice in an airtight jar or jars in the fridge for up to 3 days. Shake before serving as it will separate a little.

Best Tips for Success

  • Seedless watermelon is best for this recipe if that’s an option.
  • If using watermelon with seeds, you’ll want to run the blender slowly to avoid crushing up the seeds. Once most of the cubes are blended and crushed, you can strain it through a fine-mesh strainer to remove the seeds.
  • This works with any color of watermelon you may find at the store or farmer’s market.
  • Offer in a straw cup or a small open cup with a straw.
  • This is a great way to use up some of a giant watermelon if you buy a big one and can’t seem to eat it all fresh.
  • It’s best in a blender but you can add the cubes to a zip top storage bag, crush up, and strain through a fine mesh strainer as a back up option. It’s fun to do with the kids that way!
  • Freeze in popsicle molds to make homemade freezer pops.

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Easiest Watermelon Juice (to Share with the Kids)

This is a perfect way to use up some of a giant watermelon and is also a wonderful way to help the kids stay hydrated in the warmer months. You can scale the recipe up or down to make more or less as you like.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Snack
Calories 91kcal
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 4 cups seedless watermelon cubes

Instructions

  • Place the watermelon cubes into a blender.
  • Blend, starting on low and increasing the speed to high as the cubes start turning into juice.
  • Strain through a fine-mesh sieve if desired.
  • Serve immediately or store in the fridge and serve within 2-3 days.

Notes

  • Seedless watermelon is easiest here.
  • If using watermelon with seeds, you’ll want to run the blender slowly to avoid crushing up the seeds. Once most of the melon cubes are blended and crushed, you can strain the juice through a fine-mesh strainer to remove the seeds.
  • This works with any color of watermelon you may find at the store or farmer’s market.
  • If you want the juice to be cold, refrigerate the melon before you blend it.
  • Offer in a straw cup or a small open cup with a straw.
  • Without a blender: Add the cubes to a zip top storage bag, seal it, and use hands to mash up the melon to make juice. Strain through a fine mesh strainer placed over a bowl. This is fun to do with the kids!

Nutrition

Calories: 91kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 340mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 1730IU, Vitamin C: 25mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 1mg
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This post was originally published June 2020.

 

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