Monday, July 20, 2009

Watermelon Punch

It's hard to believe the middle of summer is already here. Though I can't complain that we've had very hot weather, we have still had a few scorchers here and there. For those kinds of days, you can't beat Watermelon punch. It's cool, refreshing and delicious. I made a batch for dinner one day and had nothing left by dinner's end!

Watermelon Punch

6 cups cubed, seeded watermelon
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 can frozen canned lemonade, thawed
2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice

Combine the water and the sugar over a medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool.

In a food processor, blend together the watermelon and the syrup until smooth. Push the mixture through a sieve or other fine mesh and discard the solids. Return the watermelon mixture to the blender and add the pineapple juice. Blend well. Serve punch over crushed ice.

"When one has tasted watermelon, he knows what the angels eat."
-Mark Twain


queen of everything said...

the little town that my hubby grew up in has a watermelon festival every year in july.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Yum! Wish we had one here!