Watermelon Lemonade Concentrate

Watermelon Lemonade Concentrate
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 40


  • 6 cups watermelon, pureed
  • 4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 cups sugar



  • In a foodprocessor, blender or bullet puree watermelon in batches. Cooking: Transfer watermelon puree to a stainless steel saucepan over medium-high heat. DO NOT BOIL.
  • Add lemon juice and sugar and stir to combine. Using a thermometer heat to 190 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring occasionally. Becausethis recipe has sugar it will get to temperature rather quickly so keep youreye on the thermometer. Remove from heat. 


  • Ladle mixtureinto jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim, add hot lids and tighten ringsjust finger tight. Process in water bath canner at a boil for 15 minutes.
  • To reconstitute,mix one part concentrate with one part water, tonic water or ginger ale. Adjustconcentrate to suit your taste. 
  • You can use bottled lemon juice for this recipe as well!!!
  • **If you do not want to process this concentrate in canning jars, freeze the concentrate in 1 to 2 cup portions.
Keyword Lemonade, Watermelon, Watermelon Lemonade Concentrate