30 mins (prep 30)
6 ingredients
makes 1 gallon ( 16)
You would be hard-pressed to find something more refreshing than watermelon. This cooler is easy to make, beautiful to behold, and not too sweet. You'll want a pitcher of it in the refrigerator all summer.

Categories:  quick-&-easy , kid--friendly , fourth-of-july , non--alcoholic , summer , party ,
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  • 1 (12-pound) watermelon (preferably seedless)
  • 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 16 cups ice cubes, divided
  • lemon slices; mint sprigs


Serving Size (79.15 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 228.91 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.59mg 0.02%
Total Carbohydrate 59.14g 19.71%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 59.03 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.59mg% Iron 0.03mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh lemon juice, ice cubes, lemon slices, mint sprigs