Watermelon Lime Cooler with Fresh Mint

watermelon lime cooler in a glass with a sprig of fresh mint on a pink cloth

I know summer has arrived when watermelons appear in my local farmer’s markets. Watermelons often arrive sooner in supermarkets, but I like to buy locally grown fruit as often as possible. Sometimes, though, I buy too many, so I make the extras into refreshing icy watermelon lime coolers.

Watermelon is mostly water, so these gigantic, heavy fruits blend down into compact drinks. The flavor of a sweet, ripe watermelon is an unforgettable summer treat. I add lime juice and fresh mint to enhance that delicious watermelon flavor. A little stevia makes the drink sweeter without adding to the glycemic load.

Chop up the watermelon, and toss it in the blender with fresh mint leaves, lime juice, a little stevia and a lot of ice. Pour into glasses and serve immediately. Any hot and thirsty folk in your vicinity will thank you forever, and beg for more.

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Watermelon Lime Cooler with Fresh Mint

By Springhouse Turtle Serves: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes

For a cool summer drink, chop up half a watermelon, and toss it into the blender with lime juice, fresh mint and lots of ice.


  • 4-5 cups chopped watermelon
  • 2-3 cups ice
  • Juice of two limes
  • 3/4 teaspoons liquid stevia (to taste)
  • handful fresh mint leaves, plus extra sprigs for garnish



Put all ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.


Pour into glasses, garnish with sprigs of fresh mint, and serve immediately.


For a smoothie instead of a cooler, add less watermelon and more ice.

Start with the juice of two limes and chopped half a medium sized watermelon.

2 cut limes, slices of watermelon on a cutting board

Put lime, watermelon, stevia and mint into the blender.

chopped watermelon in a blender

Pile on the ice…

ice on top of chopped watermelon in blender

…and blend into a frothy summertime cooler.

after blending watermelon cooler is bubbly in blender

Pour into tall glasses, top with a sprig of fresh mint, and enjoy!

watermelon coolers in tall glasses with sprigs of fresh mint on pink cloth with green straws

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