Watermelon Purée


  • 12 cups chopped Watermelon, remove as many big seeds as possible
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, can substitute sugar equivalent
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Whisker of kosher salt to taste


In a little bowl, whisk together the sugar (or sugar substitute) and lime juice. In batches, purée the chopped Melon and the sweetened lime juice mixture. Pour the Watermelon juice through a strainer into a large glass bowl. Swirl the juice around the strainer but don't press on it. Let it sit for a bit, only swirling the mixture with a spoon lightly. Do not press on the thick residue (to keep the Watermelon juice clear pink-red without foam). We enjoy it immediately as is or made into adult beverages. We freeze the remainder in flat airtight bags for the winter.