Frozen Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade

Frozen Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade - afarmgirlsdabbles.com #strawberry #watermelon #lemonade #TheIncredibleHullI am simply giddy over all the beautiful berries at the store lately. And for a reasonable price, too, which means that I can buy more than the usual amount and indulge in their goodness. It’s berry season, and that makes me happy, happy, happy!

When OXO asked me to give their new strawberry huller a try, along with 12 pounds of gorgeous strawberries from Driscoll’s, I hesitated. Like, a nano-second. And then I replied, bring it on! What a treat!

Now, 12 pounds of strawberries is alot of berries. And I can’t stand to let food go to waste. So as soon as the strawberries arrived, our youngest daughter helped me wash and hull them. And the first thing we made was this recipe for Frozen Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade. It’s not too sweet, full of fresh strawberry flavor shining through, with watermelon and some bright, tart lemon. And the glasses are rimmed with strawberry sugar, a fun purchase from The Salt Block during my recent trip to Savannah.

Our girls loved this frozen summery drink. It was gone in no time!

Frozen Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade - afarmgirlsdabbles.com #strawberry #watermelon #lemonade #TheIncredibleHullI often hold back from allowing more tools in our kitchen. Not that I don’t like gadgets, but our kitchen is small, where storage space comes at a premium price. If a tool is very specific, with only one real use, it better work. And it better work really well, or it won’t be deemed a priority to fit into our cupboards and drawers.

I have to admit that this OXO strawberry huller completely blew me away. It is pure genius, a quick and easy way to remove the entire strawberry hull and leaves with a simple quick twist. It’s comfortable to hold, with a great size and shape, plus its grip is non-slip, even when wet. And it comes apart for easy cleaning. You can even pop it in your dishwasher!

Frozen Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade - afarmgirlsdabbles.com #strawberry #watermelon #lemonade #TheIncredibleHullOnce Tessa got the motion down…insert blades, twist, pull out hull, eject hull…there was no stopping her. She pulled up a stool at the kitchen sink and hulled most of that strawberry shipment all by herself. I’m telling you, this tool is slick. And the super duper bonus? Because we always have strawberries in the refrigerator, we just leave the strawberry huller in the sink’s dry rack, for the girls to grab and quickly hull a few berries for themselves. This tool is saving me time!

Frozen Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade - afarmgirlsdabbles.com #strawberry #watermelon #lemonade #TheIncredibleHull

While Tessa hulled strawberries and kept me informed and entertained with her chatter about first grade and her latest favorite songs and phrases from Frozen, I juiced a lemon and chopped up a few slices of watermelon. The counter was bright with fresh, juicy fruits. I couldn’t wait to take my first sip of frozen strawberry watermelon lemonade.

OXO products shown in the photo above: 3-Piece Berry Bowl and Colander Set, Strawberry HullerWooden Reamer, Professional Mini 4″ Santoku Knife (I love this knife!), and Utility Cutting Board.

Frozen Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade - afarmgirlsdabbles.com #strawberry #watermelon #lemonade #TheIncredibleHullAnd for a fun grown-up twist to this refreshing frozen sipper, may I suggest the addition of an ounce or two of your favorite bottle from the liquor cabinet? A lemon flavored vodka works beautifully in this beverage, but a tequila or rum would be lovely, too.

See that OXO Mini Angled Jigger? I use it so much! I love that its angled surface lets me read the measurements while I am looking straight down into it. And it’s made of stainless steel…classy enough to set out when mixing drinks for guests. It’s definitely earned a spot in our cupboard for its multi-functional greatness. With ounce and tablespoon markings, I use it for measuring small liquid amounts while cooking and baking, too. Think lemon juice, soy sauce, vinegar, etc.

Frozen Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade - afarmgirlsdabbles.com #strawberry #watermelon #lemonade #TheIncredibleHullSummer is upon us and the berries are gorgeous. I see many of these frozen strawberry watermelon lemonades in our future! Blend some up and join us!

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Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • strawberry sugar, for rimming the glasses, optional
  • 2  16-oz. packages Driscoll's fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 2 c. chopped seedless watermelon
  • juice and zest of 1 large lemon
  • 2 T. sugar, or more to taste
  • 4 c. crushed ice
  • additional fresh strawberries, plus lemon wedges, for garnish if desired

Preparation:

For the rimmed sugar on the glasses, run the cut side of a lemon wedge around the rim of a glass. Dip rim into a small bowl of strawberry sugar. Repeat with remaining glasses and set aside.

In a blender, purée strawberries, watermelon, lemon juice and zest, and sugar. Test for flavor and sweetness. If it needs a bit more sweetness, add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. If you would like more lemon flavor, add more juice and zest. I don't call for much sugar because I didn't intend for this to be a super sweet and sugary lemonade. I wanted the fruit flavors to shine through, with minimal sugar. But adjust to your liking. Add crushed ice and blend until desired consistency is reached. Divide between glasses and garnish with strawberries and lemon wedges.

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Thank you to OXO and Driscoll’s berries for providing me with the tools and berries for this post, plus the associated giveaway prize. I was not compensated to write this post. All opinions are 100% my own, as always. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make this site possible!

   

49 Responses to “Frozen Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade”

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    Alicia M — May 19, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Yum that sounds so good! Watermelon and strawberries are my favorites! :)

    • Brenda replied on May 21st, 2014 at 7:46 am

      Thank you, Alicia!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — May 19, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Growing on a farm with a strawberry patch, I would have killed as a kid for a strawberry huller. Probably my Mom would have too.
    How ingenious. I am so caught up in the huller that I am forgetting the drink. Very very refreshing. Great for summer.

    • Brenda replied on May 21st, 2014 at 7:45 am

      It’s a wonderful little tool. I’m hoping to get strawberries planted for the first time this spring, can’t wait!

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    Gaby — May 19, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    So refreshing and the perfect summer drink!

    • Brenda replied on May 21st, 2014 at 7:36 am

      Thanks, Gaby!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — May 19, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Your photos are knock-out gorgeous and I love adding watermelon and strawberries to lemonade, so delicious!

    • Brenda replied on May 21st, 2014 at 7:36 am

      Awww, thanks Miss!

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    Stacey — May 19, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Finally a fun summer drink that’s not loaded with sugar! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

    • Brenda replied on May 21st, 2014 at 7:36 am

      It’s more like an aqua fresca, very refreshing!

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    Tieghan Gerard — May 19, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    These look so refreshing!! I actually just made a similar drink, but I am LOVING the addition of the strawberries! YUM!

    • Brenda replied on May 21st, 2014 at 7:35 am

      Thanks, Tieghan!

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    Liren — May 20, 2014 at 12:32 am

    What a nifty little tool! I know what you mean about being hesitant to introduce more gadgets into the packed kitchen drawers, but this I can totally use. Better yet, my kids can use it! And this lemonade is just gorgeous…perfect for the hot days ahead!

    • Brenda replied on May 21st, 2014 at 7:35 am

      I LOVE that it’s so easy for the kids, and they find it FUN! :)

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    Jess @ Sweet Menu — May 20, 2014 at 2:25 am

    Wow I can only imagine how refreshing a glass of this lemonade would be! And those strawberries? Such a beautiful ruby red!

    • Brenda replied on May 21st, 2014 at 7:34 am

      I love that it’s just loaded with fresh fruits, and not much sugar is added = so refreshing! Thanks, Jess!

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    Wendy — May 20, 2014 at 5:56 am

    I can see myself sipping these all summer long! Love the suggestion of Lemon flavored vodka. Yes please!!

    • Brenda replied on May 21st, 2014 at 7:16 am

      Thanks Wendy – have an awesome day! :)

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    Paula - bell'alimento — May 20, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I’m heading to my local strawberry pitching patch this week – I could definitely use one of those hullers!

    • Brenda replied on May 21st, 2014 at 7:14 am

      Ahhhhh…canNOT wait for the local patches to be ready around here, I’m guessing we have at least another month to wait.

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    Christine from Cook the Story — May 20, 2014 at 8:00 am

    This is summer refreshment at its best!

    • Brenda replied on May 21st, 2014 at 7:13 am

      Thanks, Christine! :)

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    Aaron — May 20, 2014 at 9:16 am

    To be honest I tried the OXO strawberry huller and couldn’t get on with it. I think maybe I’m just too set in my ways and prefer my little paring knife.

    But your pictures have for me preparing for a bright summer and Wimbledon Tennis. :)

    • Brenda replied on May 21st, 2014 at 7:13 am

      I’m curious if you tried this same exact huller. I think OXO also has a different strawberry huller version. We received two of them and they work great. Hope you enjoy one of these lemonades and Wimbledon! :)

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    Maria | Pink Patisserie — May 20, 2014 at 9:44 am

    That huller looks fantastic as does this recipe! I just love that it’s berry season again. And lemon vodka? Perfect.

    • Brenda replied on May 21st, 2014 at 7:02 am

      Berry season = true love!! Thanks, Maria. :)

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    Norma — May 20, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    This is my kind of drink. Pinned!

    • Brenda replied on May 21st, 2014 at 6:59 am

      Thank you, Norma! :)

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — May 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Ooooh, this is so fresh and gorgeous! My daughter’s favourite smoothie is strawberry watermelon, so I know this would be a huge hit in my house. Pinned :)

    • Brenda replied on May 21st, 2014 at 6:59 am

      Awesome. Thank you so much, Anna. Hope you like this!

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    Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily — May 20, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Yes, strawberry season couldn’t have gotten here fast enough! We’ve been going through crates of them here ;p Strawberry lemonade always reminds of when I was pregnant, my best friend Lia would come over and make me a fresh batch cuz I love it so much. Now that I’m not pregnant I can make this into a grown up drink!

    • Brenda replied on May 21st, 2014 at 6:59 am

      The little “splash of grown-up” is definitely fun. Enjoy!

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    katie — May 20, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    omg… you have me drooling here. This screams summer!

    • Brenda replied on May 21st, 2014 at 6:58 am

      Thanks, Katie – it’s super refreshing!

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    Chantal — May 21, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Hi like the beautiful colr of this frozen lemonade.
    Sounds so fresh and yummy as well!
    Chantal

    • Brenda replied on May 21st, 2014 at 6:57 am

      Thank you, Chantal! :)

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    capturing joy with kristen duke — May 21, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Yum! So delicious and refreshing! Pinning!

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    Donna — May 21, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Can’t wait for strawberry season to arrive here in MI! Slow start to summer around here this year. But it will be here and I am in with this yummy sounding drink!

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    Terri @ that's some good cookin' — May 22, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Brenda, this lemonade sounds wonderful and your pictures are absolutely beautiful. I would probably drink this stuff until I popped!

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    Nicole Lindstrom | Simply Happenstance — May 22, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I so plan on making this drink over Memorial Weekend. This looks amazing! Love the flavor combo.

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    Mona — May 24, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Sounds like a great cool summer drink without the booze of course…….

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    Cindy — May 28, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I have got to make that drink … it sounds so delicious!

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    cheryl — June 2, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    This looks fabulous. My mouth is watering!

    • Brenda replied on June 4th, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks, Cheryl. xo

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    dina — June 8, 2014 at 11:06 am

    great refreshing summer drink!

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