Watermelon-Mint Cool-down


Use the season’s sweetest watermelon for 
a homemade soft drink that’s better than 
any fruit drink on the store shelf! For a light 
refresher with lower calories, replace the 
sugar with your favorite sugar-free 
sweetener – or leave it out completely for 
a more tart taste.

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NUTRITIONAL INFRMATION:

Calories: 108 
Total Fat: 0.3g 
Saturated fat: 0.0g 
Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g 
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
Protein: 1.3g 
Carbohydrate: 27.7g 
Fiber: 1g 
Cholesterol: 0.0mg 
Iron: 0.6mg 
Sodium: 3mg 
Calcium: 19mg


Ingredients

•    1¼ cups water 
•    ½ cup sugar 
•    1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint 
•    1 tablespoon grated lime rind 
•    1 tablespoon grated lemon rind 
•    12 cups cubed seeded watermelon 
•    ¼ cup fresh lime juice 
•    3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice



PREPARATION
Prep Time: 30 minutes



Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 30 seconds or until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in mint and citrus rinds. Let stand 20 minutes. Pour through a strainer or fine mesh sieve over a bowl and discard the solids. In three batches, process the watermelon and syrup in a blender until smooth. Pour the puree into a large pitcher, adding each batch to the last. Stir in lime and lemon juices. Refrigerate until ready to serve or serve immediately over ice, stirring occasionally as you pour. 

Yield: 9 1-cup servings







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