Watermelon Coolers Are Cool and Refreshing

by Alli

Watermelon is definitely my very favorite summer fruit!  Sometimes, when it’s really hot and humid here in the south, I will eat a big bowl of watermelon for supper! Watermelon Coolers are another way I enjoy my favorite summertime fruit. These easy-to-make drinks are so refreshing! 

Watermelon Coolers in sugar rimmed glasses

There’re only two requirements I have for my watermelon:

1.  It must be seedless.

When I was a little girl, I always got tired of spitting out the seeds or eating around them. And we all know that if we swallow a watermelon seed, a watermelon vine will grow inside us! Wink. 

2.  It can’t be fuzzy!

At least, that’s the word I’ve always used for a watermelon that is overripe and has that, well, a fuzzy taste. Gross!

How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon

1.  Look the watermelon over.
You are looking for a firm, symmetrical watermelon that is free from bruises, cuts or dents.

2.  Lift it up.
The watermelon should be heavy for its size.

3. Turn it over.
The underside of the watermelon should have a creamy yellow spot from where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun.

Watermelon is 92% water and contains the following vitamins:

  • Vitamin A – important for optimal eye health. It also boosts immunity by enhancing the infection-fighting actions of white blood cells called lymphocytes.
  • Vitamin B6 helps the immune system produce antibodies. It may also help boost brain performance. 
  • Vitamin C can help to bolster the immune system’s defenses against infections and viruses.
  • Potassium – A two-cup serving of watermelon is also a source of potassium, a mineral necessary for water balance and found inside of every cell. 

Now that you know far more than you ever wanted to about watermelons, let’s move on to the recipe.  It’s definitely a keeper. 

Watermelon Coolers in glasses with red straws

Watermelon Cooler Ingredients

To make these coolers, you’ll need:

  • Cold Watermelon, cubed
  • Lime Juice
  • Coconut Milk
  • Ice Cubes

You can rim these watermelon coolers with sugar by dipping the rims of the glasses straight down in lime juice and then dipping in granulated sugar. Or you can enjoy this refreshing drink without the extra sugar. It’s totally up to you.

Are the watermelon coolers a hit or miss?  These coolers get 5 stars – a perfect score.  It’s a nice cold, refreshing drink with hints of coconut and lime intermingled with my favorite fruit, watermelon!

Watermelon Coolers in glasses with red straws

Watermelon Coolers in glasses with red straws

Watermelon Coolers

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These Watermelon Coolers are refreshing and so easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed, seedless watermelon, chilled
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk

Instructions

  1. In a blender, blend all ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Rim glasses with granulated sugar and garnish with a lime wedge or small watermelon slice.
  3. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 78Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 10gProtein 1g

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Oh, yeah, don’t forget to wash the watermelon before slicing. 

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27 comments

Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files May 28, 2014 - 7:09 am

I would say these would be a huge hit! I can’t wait to make them!

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Rebekah May 28, 2014 - 7:27 am

You lost me at coconut. Lol What could I use in the place of coconut milk?

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Cindy Eikenberg May 28, 2014 - 7:42 am

I love Hit or Miss Day ! 🙂 Alli, I am so addicted to watermelon, I could easily eat an entire one all by myself! I usually cut a whole melon into cubes, pack the cubes into Mason jars and keep them in the fridge so we can nibble all week. These coolers look perfect and I’m totally trying these! Thanks for sharing and also, I didn’t know you were supposed to wash the melon before slicing! Good tips! Have a great Wednesday!

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Tara Brelinsky May 28, 2014 - 9:04 am

yummy, I am definitely going to pin this one.

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addie May 28, 2014 - 9:24 am

ooooh, thank you for the watermelon choosing tips! I’ve been needing those! Those coolers look yummy!

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Shirley Wood May 28, 2014 - 9:32 am

Looks mighty yummy! I have watermelon in my fridge right now, was planning on making a watermelon beverage this week anyway! We have purchased several already this year 🙂 Pinning!

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Emily May 28, 2014 - 10:44 am

yum!! these look truely refreshing. I can’t wait to try this!

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Alli May 28, 2014 - 11:32 am

It was very good and refreshing, Emily!

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TAmmy May 28, 2014 - 11:38 am

I thought I was the only person who described an over ripe watermelon as “fuzzy”. I am pinning this recipe. We have watermelons in our garden this year and I can’t wait to make these.

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Alli May 28, 2014 - 12:53 pm

LOL – can’t take those fuzzy melons! 🙂

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Madaline May 28, 2014 - 11:44 am

Oh I’m so happy you tried this! I saw a pin too and was wondering if it was any good! Btw I know exactly that fuzzy feeling you are talking about and I can’t STAND IT!

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Alli May 28, 2014 - 12:53 pm

No fuzzy for me – that’s the only way I know to describe it. 🙂

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Amanda May 28, 2014 - 11:54 am

I LOVE watermelon, and these look delicious! I will definitely be trying them soon!

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Louida May 28, 2014 - 11:59 am

Big Hit with the watermelon coolers! I would love some now! Pinning for later.

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Alli May 28, 2014 - 12:48 pm

Thanks, Louida!

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication May 28, 2014 - 1:21 pm

Those are so perfect for summer! I don’t like watermelon myself, but I think I’m the only person I know who doesn’t! HA! I know lots of people who would love these!

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Alli May 28, 2014 - 2:16 pm

I can’t get enough of watermelon. But everyone has different taste buds, right? Do you like any other melon?

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Reginia Cordell May 28, 2014 - 1:58 pm

LOL @ the vine growing inside… yes I remember that tale.

I love watermelon flavored things and this would be the perfect treat. I wonder if I could make it a bit creamer with Greek Yogurt instead of the coconut water.

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Alli May 28, 2014 - 2:14 pm

I’m sure you could use yogurt instead of coconut milk. If you do, let me know how it turns out.

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Artney May 28, 2014 - 2:13 pm

Omgeee! These look absolutely divine! I love how you skinny’d them up. I can’t wait to make them!

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krystalskitsch May 28, 2014 - 2:32 pm

It look so refreshing. I’m definitely going to have to try to recreate these myself.

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Alli May 28, 2014 - 2:46 pm

They were a big hit at my house!

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zan May 28, 2014 - 2:47 pm

Looks yummy! I love watermelon – did not know it offered so much health benefits. I do suffer with muscle spasms and believe I may have low potassium. Maybe I should eat more watermelon!

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Alli May 28, 2014 - 6:33 pm

I’ve got a watermelon chilling in the fridge that is calling my name. 🙂

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Ricki @ The Questionable Homesteader May 28, 2014 - 4:35 pm

Oh can I just say YUM! I too am a watermelon fan. Especially on a warm sunny day. Will have to try these, and like you I would be leaving out the rum…
Thanks for sharing!

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Kristin May 29, 2014 - 1:05 am

Must must must try these! I’m a watermelon nut!

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