Watermelon-Strawberry Cooler

Total Time: Prep: 10 min. + chilling´╝îMakes: 10 servings (1 cup each)

My family gulps this frosty cooler because we love, love, love watermelon. The strawberries give it an extra pop. This is a perfect drink for Texas heat. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 12 cups cubed watermelon (about 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries or raspberries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh mint
  • Small watermelon wedges and fresh mint leaves


  1. Place 1 cup water, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 6 cups watermelon, 1 cup berries, 1/3 cup sugar and 3/4 teaspoon minced mint in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a large pitcher. Repeat with remaining water, lemon juice, fruit, sugar and minced mint.
  2. Refrigerate 1 hour or until cold. If desired, press through a fine-mesh strainer. Serve with watermelon wedges and mint leaves.


1 cup: 119 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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