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Watermelon Soda

Watermelon Soda – Turn juicy watermelon into a refreshing watermelon soda with a twist of lime!  Great to beat the heat this summer!

Once summer hits I want all the cold and refreshing drinks I can get my hands on. I mean, after some time outside, i am all for a cold glass of water. But I really like to switch it up no and then.

And using fresh, juicy watermelon makes for the most refreshing, sweet, and fruity drink!

a glass filled with watermelon soda and a straw

What You’ll Need

  • Fresh Watermelon
  • Lime Juice
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Sparkling Water

This really is just a few simple ingredients to make a homemade soda that you will come back to over and over again. And you really can play with the recipe. I use lime sparkling water, but you can use plain, berry, or another fruit combination and it will be delicious!

watermelon and sugar in food processor

How To Make Watermelon Soda

The blender does almost all of the work, so it is ready in no time! Aside from actually chopping the watermelon, but if you buy the already peeled stuff, you can be enjoying a glass in 5 minutes.

  1. Add the diced watermelon, lime juice, water, and sugar to the food processor or blender and blend until it is completely smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture through a strainer to get rid of the pulp and any chunks,
  3. In a large pitcher combine the sparkling water with the watermelon juice and mix until combined.
  4. To serve pour over glasses filled with ice.
pouring sparking water into a pitcher

Can You Make Ahead

Yes, if you want to make this ahead, stop when it comes to adding the sparkling water. Just make the watermelon juice portion and store in the fridge until you are ready to serve. You can even just mix about equal parts watermelon with the sparkling water to make individual glasses if you don’t want a whole pitcher.

This homemade soda is so easy to make and will definitely rethink letting your kids (or yourself) have soda in your life. It is full of fresh fruit and delicious. Skip all the chemicals and junk in the canned stuff from the store and make your own watermelon soda on repeat all summer long!

looking down on a glass with watermelon soda

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close up watermelon soda in glass with a straw
Yield: 8

Watermelon Soda

watermelon soda in a glass

Watermelon Soda - Turn juicy watermelon into a refreshing watermelon soda with a twist of lime! Great to beat the heat this summer!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 10 cup diced watermelon
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 cups sparkling water, (I used lime flavored)


  1. In a blender combine watermelon, water, sugar, and lime juice. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour through a fine mesh strainer to get rid of any seeds.
  3. In a large pitcher mix together watermelon mixture and sparkling water.
  4. Pour over ice to serve.


Adapted from Cooking Light

You can use less sugar if your watermelon is super sweet. But the tartness of the lime does need some extra sugar to balance out the drink.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

8 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 136Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 1gSugar 31gProtein 1g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Friday 30th of July 2021

Such a delicious summer treat!


Friday 30th of July 2021

My kids are obsessed with watermelon! Making this this weekend!

Amanda Livesay

Thursday 29th of July 2021

This is seriously the most refreshing drink! Perfect for summer.


Thursday 29th of July 2021

This is so refreshing and so cooling for summer! We absolutely love this recipe. Such a great drink for the summer and I’ll be making this again soon!


Thursday 29th of July 2021

I go crazy over watermelon! I am so curious to try this watermelon soda!

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