Joanna Gaines Shares Her Watermelon Mint Lemonade Recipe That Screams Summertime Fun

Joanna Gaines loves summer. The mom of five has been enjoying life being quarantined at home with her family, but like everyone else, she’s looking for ways to have a little extra fun, too. Gaines recently shared yet another delicious recipe on her Magnolia blog that will have everyone excited for summertime.

The former Fixer Upper host said she always chooses a motto for the summer season. This year, the Gaines family is celebrating freedom, quality time, exploration, and adventure, she shared on her blog.

She’s also busy sharing recipes that are perfect for hotter months, including a scrumptious Watermelon Mint Lemonade that tastes just like summer.

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The ‘Fixer Upper’ host keeps sharing recipes from her new book

Gaines had to skip her planned book tour for Magnolia Table: Volume 2, but she did make the most of it by hosting a virtual event plus sharing cooking videos and exclusive recipes on her Instagram page. Her book tour parody plus faux “cooking shows” on her page were a welcome distraction from the pandemic quarantine.

And for thirsty kids who need a bit of hydration, her lemonade has a twist of watermelon and mint that’s oh-so-refreshing. It’s easy to make for home or for a small gathering

Joanna Gaines’s Watermelon Mint Lemonade recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ quarts water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 sprigs mint, plus more for garnish
  • 5–6 cups cubed watermelon
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 4 lemons)

Instructions:

In a large pot bring water and sugar to a light boil until the sugar is dissolved and your mixture is clear, stirring to dissolve sugar—this will be your simple syrup.

Turn off the heat and toss in the sprigs of mint. Allow mint to steep for 15 minutes, then remove it from the simple syrup and discard sprigs.

Allow mint-infused syrup to cool for about 10 minutes and then pour into a blender with the watermelon.

Blend until smooth and then pour mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher to get rid of any seeds and pulp.

Add lemon juice to the pitcher and stir. Serve immediately over ice with a sprig of mint for garnish. Enjoy!

The Magnolia Network launch is postponed for now

Chip and Joanna Gaines’s television network was slated to premiere in October 2020, but then the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic happened and everything changed. The couple aired previews of several their new shows in April including a quick sneak peek of the series they’ll be personally hosting.

Fans were confused about why the Gaineses aren’t revamping Fixer Upper or doing any type of renovation program — at least not how their followers would expect. But Joanna is going to be hosting a cooking show and showing off some of her recipes, including classics like her Watermelon Mint Lemonade and other fan favorites like Chocolate Chip Cookies, French Silk Pie, and a No-Bake Strawberry Pie that fans can’t get enough of.

We’re expecting to see the launch of Magnolia Network sometime in 2021. And more yummy recipes along the way.