Refreshing, naturally sweet watermelon juice couldn’t be easier to make in a blender. Yield will vary based on the size of your watermelon, but my 6.5-pound watermelon yielded about 5 cups of juice.
1 small sweet watermelon (a 6 pounder will do)
1 small lime, juiced
Slice the watermelon in half. Assuming your watermelon isn’t seedless, slice the halves into smaller strips and use a small spoon to scoop out the seeds. Discard the seeds, and scoop chunks of watermelon from the rind into the blender. If the watermelon is seedless, use a big spoon to scoop chunks of watermelon flesh into the blender. Discard the rind.
Blend the watermelon until it is totally pulverized. This shouldn’t take more than a minute. Squeeze the juice of one small lime into the blender and blend for a few seconds. If your watermelon is notably pulpy, pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher. If not, you can pour it directly into glasses filled with ice.
Watermelon juice inspired by my trip to Belize for the launch of Flavors of Belize, the cookbook.
Your juice will only be as good as your watermelon, so find a good one at a farmer’s market or health store.
The juice will separate over time, just stir it with a spoon to recombine.
You can make cantaloupe juice using the exact same method!