17 Ways to Cool Off with Watermelon

Great on its own, try watermelon in fruit and vegetable salads, soups, main dishes, salsas, beverages and more. Here are 17 ways to enjoy watermelon this summer.


Nothing beats the summer heat like chilled fresh watermelon! Nutritious and hydrating, watermelon is the perfect hot weather treat. When temperatures soar, cool off with our favorite watermelon recipes.Personally, I love homemade watermelon ice pops. Simply puree seedless watermelon with a bit of honey or natural cane sugar to taste. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice and freeze in ice cube trays or ice pop molds. Yum!

If ice pops aren’t your thing, try a watermelon beverage or cooler. You can add watermelon to smoothies, fruit or vegetable juices. Try Watermelon Lemonade opens in a new tab, Strawberry Watermelon Coolers opens in a new tab or frosty Watermelon Granitas opens in a new tab. Watermelon Agua Fresca opens in a new tab is a popular thirst-quencher in Mexico, and for all you green tea lovers, Honeydew Green Tea opens in a new tab is just as refreshing and delicious when made with watermelon.

Although mostly enjoyed on its own or as part of a fruit salad, watermelon is so incredibly versatile you can add it to vegetable salads, soups, main dishes, salsas, beverages and desserts. Here are some tips and recipes:

This summer, bring a watermelon treat to a picnic, family gathering or an outdoor barbeque and you’re sure to be everybody’s favorite person!
Do you cool off with watermelon? Got a favorite idea or recipe? Let me know.

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