I have been obsessed with watermelon ice tea for the last few weeks, during this unusual southern California heatwave. Last month, we were in Palm Springs and ate lunch at an adorable place called The Palm Greens Cafe. Wade got fresh pressed watermelon juice because it sounded really refreshing in the 100 degree heat. I had an ice tea for similar reasons. When we were done with lunch, we each had half of our drinks left and decided to combine them in a to-go cup and “voilà” magic was made! It is a simple, delicious, naturally sweetened summertime beverage.
*Cut the rind off of any size watermelon and cut it into pieces that will fit in your juicer. I prefer to use a larger watermelon so I have the juice on hand all week. If you don’t have a juicer you will have to get creative on how to press the juice out of the watermelon.
*When you are finished juicing the watermelon strain the juice as it is smoother and crisper with less pulp.
*Pour it over ice half and half with your favorite unsweetened ice tea. I love the Unsweetened Green Tea in the bottle from Fresh and Easy. Enjoy!