August 19, 2006 - Joanne

Watermelon Juice
Recipe: Watermelon Juice
aka Watermelon Aqua Fresca
or Watermelon Drink

Makes about 8c (depending on size of watermelon)

    1 med Sun Moons & Stars (or other Seeded Watermelon), cut into chunks, rind removed
    1 tbsp simple syrup or Sugar Shots Organic Turbinado Syrup (optional)
    4 Kaffir lime leaves chiffonaded (optional)
    1 pinch of salt (optional)

Essential Equipment: A food mill with a fine mesh strainer.

Position the food mill fitted with the fine mesh strainer over a bowl. (I use a 8c Pyrex measuring cup)

Mill chunks of watermelon and pinches of the kaffir lime until all is pureed. Discard solids. Add sugar and salt to juice and stir (if using).

Chill for at least 30 mins and up to a few hours. Stir well before serving as there are still some solids left and they will tend to settle.

If you want to avoid the tiny white and black flecks (seed particles) you can seed the watermelon before adding it to the food mill.

Using a watermelon with seeds will usually result in better flavored juice. Try to consume the day it’s made – but it probably won’t last long anyways.

Watermelon - sun moon  stars
Kaffir Lime Leaves
Watermelon Food Mill
Watermelon Juice

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