Easy watermelon punch
Quench your summer thirst with this healthier and tastier alternative to soda.
Makes 12 servings
There's nothing like sweet juicy watermelon to quench your thirst during the heat of the summer. This video will show you how to make your own watermelon cooler punch – a delicious alternative to soda or other drinks filled with sugar or artificial ingredients. You'll even get a great idea for how to serve your healthy punch in a fun and attractive way.
Watch the video to learn how to make Watermelon Cooler Punch. Here's the accompanying recipe:
- 1 large seedless watermelon
- 1 cup brewed Red Zinger ® or hibiscus tea
- ¼ cup fresh lime or lemon juice
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ liter (2 cups) club soda or seltzer water, well chilled
- 1 cup fresh mint (leaves only), plus additional leaves for garnish
Prop the watermelon upright in a large bowl or pot. Slice off the top of the watermelon (while the watermelon is standing upright). With a spoon, scoop out the fruit and juice and transfer to a blender. Add the tea, lime juice and honey to the blender and purée (in two batches if necessary). Add the club soda and 1 cup mint leaves and stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
To serve: Fill the hollowed watermelon with ice and the watermelon punch. Serve with a ladle in glasses garnished with additional mint leaves.
Nutrition Facts per 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup: calories: 136; fat: 1g; saturated fat: 0g; cholesterol: 0mg; sodium: 4mg; carbohydrates: 35g; fiber: 8g; protein: 2g