Watermelon Juice is a refreshing summer cooler made just using 2 ingredients, watermelon, and black salt, and in under a minute. It’s healthy, delicious, and super easy to make. Here is how to make it.
About This Recipe
In Summers, I make sure to juice up my fruits so that I get the much-needed hydration along with all the necessary nutrients. And what can be better than a chilled glass of WATERMELON JUICE, a fruit that is high on water content itself? A summer fruit, that is freshly available in the market in bulk.
Just cut the watermelon and blend it with ice or water and flavor it a bit with black salt, and voila your refreshing watermelon juice is ready! Black salt is optional though, you can avoid adding it too.
If you want it even quicker, shop for already cut watermelon which is easily available these days in most supermarkets.
This Watermelon Juice is,
- Super easy to make
- Refreshing and Hydrating
- Gives instant relief from the scorching heat
- Made with just 2 ingredients
- Fuss Free and Effortless
This juice just need 2 ingredients – Watermelon and Black Salt. That’s it!
Sometimes, I even like to add some fresh mint leaves, which adds to the taste of this drink and make it even more refreshing.
You can even add other fruits and berries like strawberry, raspberry, etc along with Watermelon to make juice for yourself.
How to make Watermelon Juice?
Keep the watermelon in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours so that it is nicely chilled. However, if you forgot to chill it, you can always chill the ready juice later. Wash the watermelon and cut it into quarters. Remove the rind using a sharp large knife and cut the flesh into cubes. You can also use a large spoon to scoop out the flesh. Add the cubes to a blender.
Blend for 10-12 seconds.
Watermelon that I used had a lot of seeds and hence I passed the juice through a fine-mesh sieve or a soup strainer to get rid of them. If you are using seedless watermelon, you can skip this process.
Add black salt to the watermelon juice and mix well. Adding salt is optional but it gives a delicious flavor to this juice so highly recommended.
Serve the juice immediately. You can also refrigerate it for a few hours if the watermelon was not chilled earlier. Adding a few ice cubes to the juice also works.
Pro Tips by Neha
Choose the best watermelon that you can. Your juice will be as good as your watermelon.
If the watermelon is not sweet enough, you can add sweeteners like sugar, agave o maple syrup to the juice.
If the juice separates as it sits, just give it a whirl using a spoon.
Using seedless watermelon and ok with some of the pulp coming in your mouth, then you can skip straining the juice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Almost everyone has their own way of cutting Watermelon. I will tell you the way I do it at home.
I always cut the entire watermelon in one go. Use how much ever I want and store the remaining in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Firstly, I cut the upper and lower ends of the watermelon. In case, you are cutting only half, cut only one side of the end. You can just cover half with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge.
Then I take my knife and cut the watermelon from the center.
Once done, I take half of the watermelon, lay it on the cutting board (flesh part down towards the board), and start peeling the rind with the knife. Make sure you cut one section at a time so that you cut it properly and don’t cut the flesh while doing it.
Once the peeling is done, you can cut the watermelon in whatever shape and size you desire. Take out the seeds as much as you can before making a juice or storing it.
No white part should be remaining on the cut watermelon. Remove the rind completely.
Yes, you can serve it to kids and toddlers. But as it has high water content, it is not filling and can make the kids hungry faster.
Don’t have a blender, don’t worry you can still make this juice. Just chop the watermelon into big pieces and grate it using a hand grater. As it has a lot of water content, you will get a lot of juice once you grate it. Once done, you can drink the juice with a little pulp or can strain it using a strainer.
Hydration is the key! This juice keeps you hydrated the entire day.
This juice is full of good electrolytes, and thus it can even help prevent heatstroke and also cools your body down.
The juice also contains fibre, which encourages a healthy digestive system.
Watermelon is loaded with water content that keeps you hydrated. It also helps to burn calories, as it is rich in amino acids, making it great for weight loss.
Watermelon is full of antioxidants and Vitamin C, which helps your skin and makes even makes it glow.
It also has Vitamin A that encourages the growth of collagen, resulting in young and supple skin.
This juice is also good for your hair, makes it strong.
It also helps you destress and may lower inflammation.
While Watermelon Juice is tasty, here are some combinations that you can try for the added nutrition and yumminess:
Watermelon Lemonade – It is a combination of watermelon, lemon juice, ice cubes, and water. You can add in sugar if you like it to be sweeter.
Watermelon Rose Juice – This juice is made of watermelon, rose syrup, rose water, mint leaves, ginger, ice cubes, and rose petals. This is a great drink to serve to your guests.
Mint Watermelon Ginger Juice – Just add in some mint leaves and ginger while grinding the watermelon and some in the glass while pouring the juice, and you will feel that refreshing taste.
Watermelon Cucumber Juice – Two ingredients that are high on water content, makes for a refreshing juice.
Watermelon Pineapple Juice – This combination of sweet and tangy, will surely make you go ‘WOW’ when you take your first sip.
Pineapple, Watermelon, and Orange Juice – Three of my favorite fruits in one glass. I love this one!
Watermelon Berry Juice – Add in your favorite berry such as Strawberry, Raspberry, or Blueberry along with watermelon to make a yummy juice.
Mixed Fruit Juice – Along with Watermelon, add in your choice of fruits such as Kiwi, Mango, etc, and make a Mixed Fruit Juice. The goodness of so many fruits in one, what else you need?
With Basil Seeds – You can add sabja seeds (basil seeds) to this juice. If you are adding them to the juice, rinse them in a strainer and soak them in little water for about 30 minutes to an hour. To serve the juice, add in some ice cubes, add the soaked seeds, and pour the Watermelon juice. Serve immediately.
You can even add in your favorite alcohol to make many Summer drink recipes for your house parties or get-togethers, with Watermelon. Here are some of the ideas, that you can use:
Watermelon Sangria – Add in your favorite Wine (red or white), Watermelon Juice, Vodka, Sugar Syrup, Lemon and Orange Slices, and Cubed Watermelons. That’s it, it’s ready!
Watermelon Cosmo – Watermelon is combined with vodka, crushed ice and then poured into a cocktail glass. Oh, perfect for those summer parties!
Watermelon Martini – It is a delicious combination of Watermelon, Vodka, Watermelon Schnapps, Lime, and Sugar Syrup. Try this, and it will be your favorite Summer drink for sure.
Watermelon Margaritas – Another drink that you can add to your list is this Margarita. All you need – Watermelon Juice, White Tequila, Lime Juice, and Sugar Syrup.
Watermelon Mojito – My absolute favorite and so refreshing! It has Watermelon Juice, Mint Leaves, Lemon Juice, Soda, and Ice Cubes.
I will always recommend you to make this juice fresh because it’s very easy and hardly takes any time. But if you do have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container for about 2 days in the fridge.
You can also freeze it in a freezer-safe container or a ziplock freezer bag for about a month.
You can serve Watermelon Juice for breakfast or serve it as a refreshing snack on a hot day in Summers.
Make sure to serve it chilled though. To make sure the juice is chilled as soon as I make it, I refrigerate the watermelon for a few hours before juicing. If you have forgotten to do that, you can either refrigerate the ready juice for some time or add a few ice cubes to it.
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Watermelon Juice Recipe
- 500 g peeled and cubed watermelon
- 1 tsp black salt
- Keep the watermelon in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours so that it is nicely chilled. However, if you forgot to chill it, you can always chill the ready juice later. Wash the watermelon and cut it into quarters. Remove the rind using a sharp large knife and cut the flesh into cubes. You can also use a large spoon to scoop out the flesh. Add the cubes to a blender.
- Blend for 10-12 seconds.
- Watermelon that I used had a lot of seeds and hence I passed the juice through a fine-mesh sieve or a soup strainer to get rid of them. If you are using seedless watermelon, you can skip this process.
- Add black salt to the juice and mix well. Adding salt is optional but it gives a delicious flavor to this juice so highly recommended.