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Quick Watermelon Cooler Recipe

Quick Watermelon Cooler Recipe

Summer means cooling off with a slice of watermelon and a glass of cold lemonade. This combines two favorites in one. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 cups lemonade
  • 3 cups seedless watermelon, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup crushed ice


  • 1. In a blender, combine all ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 86 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), trace protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1/2 fruit

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Reviewed May. 8, 2015

"Easy to make with things normally on hand. I, too, would use more watermelon and ice and less lemonade. (Maybe frozen watermelon?) Needed stronger watermelon flavor."

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"Very refreshing and easy!"

Reviewed Aug. 24, 2014

"Excellent summer beverage! After I pureed the watermelon I ran it through a fine mesh strainer and removed the watermelon pulp. I served this as an adult beverage so did not mix all the ingredients together, but rather mixed a glass at a time. I used 2 frozen watermelon cubes, 1 ounce of watermelon vodka, 1 ounce of carbonated beverage ( ginger-ale or lemon-lime soda). 2 ounces of Simply Lemonade and then topped of the "rocks" glass with the watermelon juice. It was a winner with my guests!"

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2014

"In place of the lemonade I used a lemonade vodka and frozen watermelon in place of the ice. After blending it...not using 2 cups of vodka!! I added sparkling lemonade. I'm not sure if the watermelon I used just wasn't sweet enough but it sounded better than it tasted"

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2014

"Very good. I would add more watermelon. The kids loved it in hurricane glasses for the taste of the tropics.

A splash of tequila in a hurricane glass makes it a pleaser for the adults! Makes you feel like you want to be sippin' these in a hammock ...poolside."

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2012

"It was good, but the lemonade- Simply Lemonade- was stronger than the watermelon. Next time I will use more watermelon."

Reviewed May. 9, 2012

"Excellent for the summer! Very refreshing!"

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

"I cut up and froze the watermelon first. Doing this made it slushy."

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011

"Really good! I had to add more watermelon, too because the lemonade flavor was overpowering. We also found this is a great 'adult' drink with a little vodka!"

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2011

"This recipe was really good. it will taste even better when I can enjoy it in the hot sun. I added a bit more watermelon then the recipe called for and it tasted better. definitely will make again."

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2010

"We used pink lemonade in it and messed up the flavor but otherwise it's really good"

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2010

"We made a big, punch-bowl-sized batch of this for a bridal shower and everyone loved it! It's delicious and not too sweet, and it really lives up to the name of "cooler.""

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

"Excellent recipe-had it w/ a friend who came to visit and we both LOVED it!!"

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