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Watermelon Punch
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Watermelon Punch

Blending the watermelon right in the melon itself is a fun hack that saves you the trouble of scooping it out first and leaves you with a ready-made punch bowl.

Serves 8
Ready in 50 mins
Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time 5 mins
Brewing time 30 mins
275 calories per serving

Ingredients

> 1/2 cup sugar
> Pinch of salt
> 1 small bunch basil
> 1 large seedless watermelon
> 2 cups lemonade

Steps

1
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, salt, and ¾ cup water. Heat on medium-high until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add the basil. Let basil stand 30 min.
2
Meanwhile, place the watermelon on a rimmed baking sheet and carefully trim a very thin slice off the bottom rind so it sits flat. Trim top quarter off the watermelon.
3
Push immersion blender into watermelon flesh and slowly begin blending. Blend until all watermelon is liquefied, being careful not to pierce walls or bottom. Strain watermelon purée through fine-mesh strainer and return liquid to empty watermelon.
4
Remove basil from syrup. Stir syrup and lemonade into watermelon. Add a ladle to watermelon and serve punch over ice.

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