Watermelon Cooler

Looking for a refreshing summertime beverage? This simple blended drink using icy watermelon and limeade concentrate is great for picnics, parties or just cooling down on a hot day.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 45 min
  • Servings 8

8
cups 1/2-inch cubes watermelon
1 1/2
cups ginger ale
1/3
cup water
1
can (6 oz) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed

  • 1 Place watermelon cubes in single layer in 1-gallon resealable freezer plastic bag; freeze 8 hours. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.
  • 2 In blender, place half each of watermelon, ginger ale, water and limeade concentrate. Cover; blend on medium speed until smooth. Pour mixture into pitcher. Repeat with remaining ingredients; stir into mixture in pitcher. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Look for seedless watermelon in the produce department to save having to remove the seeds when cutting the watermelon into cubes.

Garnish each cooler with a lime wedge and fresh mint leaves threaded on a fancy toothpick.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
5mg
5%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.