Watermelon Cooler

Dreaming of summertime and easy living

Dreaming of summertime and easy living

Sometimes simple is all we want! And this recipe is fabulously simple. I shouldn’t even call it a recipe –  one ingredient, a little mixing and you are set.

I have just spent almost three weeks travelling Malaysia and Singapore. What a culinary adventure! But after all that time of having other people cooking (fabulous!) dishes for me, I am not ready to return to the kitchen yet. I’d much rather laze around for a little longer sipping this fabulous summery drink. The taste takes me straight back to the bustle of small town streets and the quiet of deserted island beaches.

So here is to amazing memories and dreams of future adventures.

Cheers and selamat minum!

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3-4 glasses

1/2 ripe watermelon
a little water
optional: ice cubes
optional: fresh mint
optional: lime juice
optional: honey or agave syrup



  1. Peel and cube the watermelon.
  2. Blend in a blender adding water if necessary.


Tips & Variations

Consider some of the following

  • strawberries
  • cucumber
  • vodka
  • Or make a mojito by crushing together the mint and lime leaves and then topping with watermelon puree, rum and a splash of sparkling water
  1. ciao! this weather merits a refreshing drink and your watermelon cooler is just the best recipe. can’t wait to try it 🙂

    • ciao! this drink is a luvMUST. i have been invited to kl and singapore and have postponed this trip, but your post has me there.

    • afracooking said:

      Sorry, it has taken me so long to answer that it is almost autumn (certainly cooler) but I admit I still enjoy the memories of summer this drink brings to a rainy day like today.

  2. Liz said:

    Welcome back. I see you’re already posting a nice, long and cool summer drink. It sounds delicious and don’t we all love simplicity? Glad to hear you’ve been in Malaysia and the famous Singapore. I have quite a few blogging buddies there, maybe if I knew you were going there, I would have sent them some postcards. Thank you for sharing and wish you a wonderful weekend and a peaceful rest!

  3. A lovely tasty refreshing watermelon smoothy! I would add ice cubes, for sure! We missed you! xxx

    • afracooking said:

      That is so sweet of you to say! I have to admit I really have hardly had any time for cooking or blogging as well – it has been too long since I have visited your blog. Missing it!!!

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  4. Karen said:

    Simple is so often the best. Your drink sounds very refreshing.

    • afracooking said:

      Thank you for dropping by and leaving such a sweet comment. It has been way too long since I visited your blow. I will pop straight over.

  5. Liz said:

    Thank you for visiting me. I look forward to your next post. Have a fabulous week!

  6. Singapore & Malaysia are two very memorable holiday destinations for me. Absolutely loved my time in each and icy refreshing frappes were certainly always on the menu. Channeling that holiday food and experience is an absolute must when you get home!

  7. Pure genius! I know I would LOVE this! Must try next summer 😀

    • afracooking said:

      It is so fabulously simple and tasty, I am already longing for summer to make it again 🙂

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