Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe is from Rozanne Gold in "The Oprah Magazine Cookbook." Adjust the sweetness by experimenting with the amount of honey.


  1. In a food processor, puree the watermelon until very smooth.
  2. Set a mesh strainer over a bowl and pour the pureed watermelon through it.
  3. Stir the pulp to let as much liquid as possible drain into the bowl.
  4. Discard the pulp.
  5. Pour the watermelon juice into a large pitcher and add the lemon zest.
  6. Set aside.
  7. In small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and honey until honey dissolves.
  8. Stir this mixture into the watermelon juice, then stir in the water.
  9. Cover and refrigerate until very cold.
  10. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices.
Most Helpful

Another winner from Lainey. I love lemonades and this one was no exception. What great texture and flavor. I made it exactly as written and enjoyed it very much. Loved the honey in the drink, it helps to make subtle flavors shine. I will be making this often, what a great way to use up leftover watermelon.

Baby Kato September 02, 2009

I made this using frozen watermelon chunks that I keep on hand for the summer months. So, I wasn't sure how much 1 1/2 lbs of watermelon was and so I just eyeballed it knowing I was only serving myself. A splash of lemon juice, water, and a healthy squirt of honey and I had myself a great tasting summery drink. I should mention it wasn't quite sweet enough for me and so I added one packet of splenda. This was purely my preference as some people may like this drink a bit more tart. A great recipe Lainey!~ Made for PRMR.

CoffeeB July 29, 2009

I made this using some lemonade made with honey I already had on hand. Delicious! Thanks!

Sharon123 July 06, 2008