Does it feel like summer where you live?
Beat the heat and stay hydrated with this revitalizing Watermelon & Cucumber Cooler.
This refreshing drink is a perfect blend of succulent watermelon and crisp cucumber, making it an excellent choice for hot summer days.
Not only is it hydrating, but it’s also packed with essential vitamins and minerals to keep you energized. Let’s dive into making this simple and revitalizing beverage!
|Name||Watermelon & Cucumber Cooler|
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cooking Time||0 minutes (no cooking required)|
|Total Time||10 minutes|
- 3 cups watermelon, seedless and cubed
- 1 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped
- Juice of 2 limes
- 1-2 tablespoons honey (optional, adjust to taste)
- A handful of fresh mint leaves
- Ice cubes
- Garnish: Watermelon slices, cucumber wheels, and mint sprigs
Prepare the Ingredients
- Wash and cut the watermelon into cubes, removing any seeds.
- Peel the cucumber and chop it into small pieces.
- Juice the limes to extract fresh lime juice.
Blitz the Watermelon and Cucumber
- Blend until smooth and well combined.
- In a blender, combine the watermelon cubes and chopped cucumber.
Add Lime Juice and Honey
- Add the freshly squeezed lime juice to the blended mixture.
- If you desire a touch of sweetness, add honey according to your taste preference. Blend again to incorporate the flavors.
- If you prefer a smoother drink, strain the mixture using a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove any pulp.
Chill the Mixture
- Transfer the mixture to a pitcher and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to chill.
- When ready to serve, add ice cubes to individual glasses.
- Pour the chilled watermelon-cucumber mixture over the ice.
Garnish and Enjoy
- Garnish with a slice of watermelon, cucumber wheel, and a sprig of fresh mint.
- Stir gently before sipping and relish the delightful taste of this revitalizing Watermelon & Cucumber Cooler.
Estimated Nutrition Per Serving
- Calories: 60
- Carbohydrates: 15g
- Sugars: 10g
- Protein: 1g
- Fat: 0.5g
- Fiber: 1.5g
- Vitamin C: 25% DV
- Vitamin A: 20% DV
- Calcium: 2% DV
- Iron: 4% DV
Please note that the nutrition values are approximate and may vary based on the exact quantities and specific brands of ingredients used. It’s always a good practice to calculate the nutrition based on the exact products you use.
The really hot weather has yet to descend upon New England for the season, but this Memorial Day weekend is actually forecast to be pretty warm. After what feels like day after day of cool rainy days, I’m welcoming the sunshine with open arms and this refreshing cooler is the perfect way to ring in the unofficial start of summer.
Simply a strained puree of sweet juicy watermelon and crisp cool cucumber, this agua fresca-like beverage is an ideal antidote to a hot day.
Watermelon is a staple in my summertime diet, and apparently I’ve started early this year because I can’t seem to get enough of the delicious fruit. I can easily put away a few big bowlfuls of chopped watermelon in one sitting… I mean it is mainly water, right?!
Feel free to play around with the ratio of watermelon to cucumber to suit your taste preference. Regardless, I hope you find this cooler as delicious and refreshing as I do!
Stay cool and refreshed with this delightful Watermelon & Cucumber Cooler. A fusion of hydrating watermelon, crisp cucumber, and zesty lime, blended to perfection. Sweetened with a hint of honey and garnished with fresh mint. A sip of this revitalizing drink is like a burst of summer in your mouth. Enjoy the ultimate summer cooler!