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Celebrate summer with these adorable and easy to make Mini Watermelon Punch Bowls!
Last week, I was lucky enough to tag along on my husband’s business trip to Puerto Rico. It was so fun and relaxing (at least for me), and the steamy weather and colorful sights definitely put me in a tropical mood.
I loved playing tourist for a few days, and tried to take in as much as possible in a short time. The highlight just might have been all the yummy Puerto Rican food and drinks that I enjoyed. Everything—from the mofongo to the sweet plantains to the fresh fruits—was amazing!
Our hotel served the sweetest, juiciest watermelon for breakfast each morning. It was the perfect way to start the day.
I’ve been craving watermelon and trying to hold onto those tropical vibes ever since we returned home (Texas weather definitely helps). So when I spotted some mini watermelons at Kroger, I had to pick them up to make these Mini Watermelon Punch Bowls!
How cute are these Mini Watermelon Punch Bowls? With their tropical good looks, they’re pretty much made for summer get togethers. Plus, you wouldn’t believe how easy they are to make.
I love this simple recipe for summer parties. Watermelon just screams summer, and you’ll definitely get your guests talking with these showstopping punch bowls!
Apart from their fun and festive looks, my favorite thing about these bowls is the easy watermelon punch they hold.
This watermelon punch hardly even requires a recipe—it’s just two ingredients—yet it tastes so summery and refreshing! All you need is Minute Maid® Lemonade (plus Sprite®, if you’d like to give your guests options) and a mini watermelon.
One sip of Minute Maid instantly brings me back to my childhood! It’s still a family favorite around here, and the refreshing taste (that’s made with the goodness of real lemons) is the perfect way to share a slice of summer with family and friends.
Minute Maid is the quintessential refreshing summer beverage, as well as the perfect addition to any summer party. The great taste is sure to remind your guests of a simpler time, and it pairs perfectly with summer fruits like berries, kiwi, melon, and watermelon, like in this recipe.
Right now, you can get an awesome summer deal at Kroger. Simply buy any 2 Minute Maid or Sprite 2 liters and save $1 off your watermelon purchase!
So grab your watermelons, Minute Maid, and Sprite, and let’s make these Mini Watermelon Punch Bowls!
How to Make Mini Watermelon Punch Bowls
Here’s what you’ll need to make these individual punch bowls:
- mini watermelons (1 watermelon makes 2 bowls)*
- sharp knife
- melon baller or round teaspoon
- Minute Maid and/or Sprite*
- drink picks
- drink umbrellas
*refrigerate until cold before beginning
When shopping for mini watermelons, look for small, round ones with minimal blemishes. That way your individual punch bowls will be attractive and easy to hold.
Start by using a sharp knife to carefully cut your watermelons in half. If the halved melons won’t sit flat, slice a little piece off the bottom.
Remove as much of the watermelon as possible using a melon baller (a round teaspoon works, too).
Once you’ve removed most of the flesh, use a spoon to scrape out the rest. Be careful not to puncture the shells.
To make the watermelon punch, simply fill the watermelon shells with Minute Maid or Sprite, leaving a little room at the top. You could also add a splash of watermelon juice, if your watermelon is especially juicy.
Then, add a few watermelon balls to the bowls.
Are you preparing these Mini Watermelon Punch Bowls for a party? Wrap up and refrigerate the prepared watermelon shells. Then, place the watermelon balls on a foil lined tray and freeze. The frozen balls with keep your drinks cold when it’s time to serve your watermelon punch.
Next, you’ll create the garnish for your watermelon punch.
Cut a lemon into thick slices, then cut the slices in half.
Grab a drink pick and thread it with a watermelon ball, a slice of lemon, and then another watermelon ball.
Add the garnish and an umbrella to your Mini Watermelon Punch Bowl. Press both lightly into the bowl (being careful not to puncture the shell completely) to hold them in place.
Finish by adding a straw.
Your Mini Watermelon Punch Bowls are ready to serve!
Aren’t they adorable? I really can’t get over how cute these individual punch bowls are.
This easy watermelon punch is definitely the ultimate summer party drink!
So what are you waiting for?
Invite your friends over and let the summer celebrations begin!
If you liked these individual punch bowls, check out these other refreshing summer ideas, as well!
And make sure to stop by Kroger to take advantage of this awesome offer: buy any 2 Minute Maid or Sprite 2 liters and save $1 off your watermelon purchase. While you’re there, keep an eye out for 2 liter toppers and tear pads with coupons for additional savings, too.
What is your favorite summer party drink?