Food Factor: Watermelon and Lime Punch
In Mississippi, the summer heat goes on forever. If you are ready for a break from the same old beverages, try this tasty and refreshing watermelon punch. You get the health benefits of fruit and hydration at the same time!
Watermelon and Lime Punch
5 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
3 cups water, divided
5-6 mint leaves
1 lime sliced for garnish
1 cup ice
In a blender pitcher, combine watermelon, 1 cup water, and mint leaves until liquefied.
Pour the watermelon mixture into a 2-quart pitcher, add 2 cups of water and 1 cup ice, and stir.
Garnish with thinly sliced lime rings.
Serve or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
If the punch is too thick or pulpy for your taste, use a strainer when pouring the punch into the pitcher. You’ll get a thinner consistency but miss out on the fiber.
I love lime, so I squeezed a little bit of lime juice in the punch, too!
Thanks to our colleagues at Texas A&M Agrilife Extension for this recipe!