Everyone's favourite summertime melon makes an amazing lemonade! This refreshing sugar-free watermelon lemonade is sweetened with 0-calorie Monkfruit, making it an ideal summer thirst-quencher for both adults and kids!
❤️ Why you'll love this recipe
- So refreshing! Is there anything more refreshing than watermelon on a hot summer day? This watermelon lemonade is the best thirst-quencher!
- It's sugar-free! Most lemonade recipes need at least half a cup of granulated sugar to counteract the tart lemons. This recipe is made with 0-calorie Monkfruit sweetener so all you're drinking is pure watermelon and organic lemon juice!
- Healthier! While it's tempting to quench your thirst with canned or bottled drinks, many of these are high in sugar. Homemade watermelon lemonade with Monkfruit sweetener is a healthier alternative!
- Quick and easy! No need to squeeze the lemons. Simply peel then add the fruit to the blender.
- If you've poked around other recipes on this site, you'll know that I love creating mocktails and sangria cocktails like this Sparkling Strawberry Limeade, Honeydew Lime Mocktail with Mint, Strawberry Watermelon Sangria Slushie, Peach Sangria with Prosecco and so many more!
- For ideas for other non-alcoholic drinks, check this collection of Easy Fruity Mocktail Recipes.
🛒 Ingredients and substitutions
You'll find a complete list of ingredients with amounts in the recipe card below. But before we get to the full recipe, here are notes about the ingredients.
- watermelon: you'll need half a large watermelon to make enough drinks for four people. Look for one that is heavy for its size, as it will probably have high water content and be sweeter.
- lemons: you'll need 4 or 5 medium to large lemons.
- Monkfruit sweetener with erythritol: for natural sweetness without sugar.
- mint: optional
🔪 How to make Watermelon Lemonade with Monkfruit
Here's an overview of what you'll do to make this watermelon lemonade recipe perfectly. You'll find complete instructions in the recipe card at the end of this post.
- Either scoop out the watermelon flesh or remove the rind and cut it into large cubes. Add these to a blender container.
- Peel the lemons, remove any seeds and add the fruit to the blender as well. Add the Monkfruit sweetener and a cup or so of water and blend. You may have to use the tamper tool to force the fruit onto the blades.
- Strain the mixture by pouring it gradually through a sieve into a jar with a wide mouth or into a pitcher. Refrigerate to chill it thoroughly before enjoying every sweet sip!
🔁 Possible Variations
Add a splash or two of sparkling water to make sparkling watermelon lemonade. Even more refreshing!
You can substitute honey for the Monkfruit sweetener if you like.
👍🏼 Helpful Tips
There's no need to squeeze the lemons to extract their juice. Simply add them to the blender along with the watermelon, then strain out the pulp to make a clear juice. So easy!
Watermelon is 92% water, but it has a surprising amount of nutrients! This juicy fruit gives you vitamins A, B6 and C, as well as lycopene, amino acids, and antioxidants. It's also a good source of fiber and potassium.
Like any food, however, it's best to eat in moderation. While it is low in calories, it has natural sugars. It's easy to eat a lot of this favourite summertime melon as it doesn't make you feel full.
🍽 Serving Suggestions
A fun drink for both kids and adults alike! Offer this refreshing non-alchoholic lemonade as a pre-dinner drink. Serve with a variety of appetizers like Lemon Ricotta Crostini with Honeyed Peaches or any of these 20 Easy Finger Food Appetizers.
⏰ Storage Instructions
To store: Keep this watermelon lemonade chilled in a covered jar for 2 - 3 days.
To freeze: For longer storage, freeze for 1 to 2 months.
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Sugar-free Watermelon Lemonade with Monkfruit
- 6 cups watermelon cubes, roughly chopped
- 4 - 5 medium lemons,
- ½ cup 0-calorie Monkfruit sweetener
- 1 - 2 cups cold water, optional
- Remove the rind from half a large watermelon. Coarsely chop the flesh and transfer it to a blender container.
- Remove the peel and seeds from the lemons and add the fruit to the blender with the watermelon.
- Add 1 cup cold water (or more) to the blender to help it start blending the fruit.
- Add the Monkfruit to the blender and process until smooth.
- Pour the mixture through a sieve to strain the solids.
- Chill the lemonade or serve over ice. Garnish with lemon slices or a sprig of fresh mint.
I made this for my grandkids on the weekend. They LOVED it. I loved that it was sugar-free! Thanks for a great recipe!
Thanks so much, Meg! Happy to hear it kept your little ones hydrated in this hot weather!
Haven't tried it yet as I am pondering what I might do with the pulp that I am straining out. Can't quite see myself just composting it all. Any thoughts about what I might do with the pulp?
Great question, Patricia. You could freeze it in ice cube trays to add a flavour boost to a glass of water, add it to a smoothie, stir it into oatmeal or yogurt, or top a bowl of granola. If you have more ideas, share them here! Thanks for asking.