Watermelon Cooler

Watermelon and mint has to be one of my favourite hydrating drinks during the hot season. There comes a time when staying hydrated needs to be that bit sweeter and Watermelon is my go to fruit for that.

With a high water content and a good amount of natural sugars, pairing it with some fresh mint and basil really takes it to the next level.


1 Medium Sized watermelon

1 Bunch of fresh mint Leaves

2 Fresh basil leaves (optional)

A large jug that can fit in your fridge


Cut the watermelon into half and then into quarters. Slice out the pink flesh and place it straight into the blender. Don’t bother removing the seeds as you will sieve the juice later.

After it’s well blended strain the juice into a large bowl then pour it into a jug.

Wash the mint and gently massage the leaves to release the essential oils.

Add the mint to the watermelon juice and stir.

Refrigerate the juice for at least 2 hours or overnight before you serve.


Sylvia Jemutai
Sylvia Jemutai

Sylvia Jemutai is a food and lifestyle photographer, writer, food stylist, and designer based in Nairobi. Exploring life through delicious food and photography one plate at a time. With a fondness for delicious home cooked meals, mammoth salads and occasional dessert for breakfast.