How to Make Watermelon Puree for Drinks

Learn How to Make Watermelon Puree for Drinks for your favorite fruity cocktail and beverages all summer! This fast and easy recipe is a perfect way to enjoy the sweet flavors of the popular melon.

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Why You Will Love This Recipe

Learn How to Make Watermelon Puree for Drinks with this fast and simple recipe! It is an easy way to make a fun cocktail in the warmer months.

I love using fresh watermelon all summer long on hot summer days and this process for How to Make Watermelon Puree for Drinks is perfect to use for your favorite cocktails and beverages.

Try this in a watermelon cocktail such as our watermelon vodka cocktail, watermelon margaritas, watermelon daiquiris, watermelon mojitos, or even watermelon lemonade.

Ingredients

Full recipe details and quantities can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

You only need 2 ingredients to make watermelon puree:

Fresh Watermelon – seedless watermelon is best. There are many varieties of watermelon and any juicy watermelon that you like will work perfectly here.

Water

That is it!

There is no need for added sugar as the fresh watermelon juice is sweet! Your recipe might call for more sweetener, such as a simple syrup, depending on what you are making. But it is not needed to simply make a watermelon puree.

Making Watermelon Puree

There are just a few easy steps to make this watermelon juice!

We are adding a little water to the melon because it will help with the blending process.

I find the blender to be the best way to make the fresh watermelon juice. You could also use a food processor.

Make sure to blend the juicy watermelon on a high speed to really break down the chunks and pulp as much as possible.

After blending, it is optional to strain the juice.

If you are okay with having fruit pulp in the juice, you can leave it as is.

To strain, simply pour the watermelon puree through a fine mesh strainer (fine mesh sieve) into a container.

Use a large spoon to help push it through as needed.

Discard the pulp that is left in the strainer.

Store the juice in a glass jar (I like to use a large mason jar), pitcher, or airtight container.

That is it!

FAQs

How long does watermelon puree last in fridge?

It is best to use watermelon puree within 4 days.

Can I puree watermelon and freeze it?

Yes! Freezing water melon puree is a great way to save it for later use or even to use in place of ice cubes in a drink.

Do I have to strain watermelon puree?

No, it is not required. Straining watermelon puree is a personal preference. If you are okay with the pulp being in the juice, such as with a high pulp orange juice, you can leave it as is. Otherwise, strain it to remove the pulp.

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How to Make Watermelon Puree for Drinks

Learn how to make watermelon puree for drinks with this fast and easy recipe! Great for fruity summer cocktails.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, International
Servings 4 cups

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Cups
  • Blender
  • Fine Mesh Strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups watermelon cut into chunks approximately 1.5 inches large
  • ½ cup water

Instructions
 

  • Trim the rind off your watermelon and cut the red fruit into chunks approximately 1.5 inches large. (If they are too large, you will have difficulty blending it).
  • Place the watermelon and water into the blender.
  • Blend on high until well blended, 1-2 minutes.
  • If desired, strain the watermelon juice through a fine mesh strainer. Use a spoon to help push it through as needed.
  • Discard the pulp that is left in the strainer. Store in an airtight container, refrigerated. The juice is best within 4 days.

Notes

Your exact yield of watermelon puree (juice) is going to vary with how juicy your melon is. 
Keyword Juice, Non-Alcoholic, Summer

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