With just 10 minutes, you can create this watermelon keg: A unique and creative way to use watermelon for summer, bbq’s, gatherings and more! Plus there are tons of ways to customise the juice with herbs or possibly even some cheeky alcohol for a fun fruity party drink!
The weather is beginning to turn, and Summer is starting to feel like Autumn, at-least it certainly is here in the UK. However, if like me, you love watermelons and want to make the most of the time they are around then this watermelon keg is a perfect, unique way to celebrate your love for watermelon. With just 10 minutes of your time and minimal effort, you can create a fun watermelon juice keg that is a delicious and creative way to use watermelon, with fresh and delicious watermelon juice. This is the perfect DIY, next time you want to create a fun watermelon recipe!
This watermelon keg is the perfect option for a healthy treat, for parties, bbqs and great at parties. In fact, adding some cheeky alcohol to the watermelon juice mix works great as a fun party drink. Alternatively, you can add some mint or basil, lemonade etc. There are so many options! I mean, who doesn’t want watermelon juice on tap?
Tip* If you’re planning on keeping this guy going for while then you can freeze some of the watermelon juice into ice-cubes, so it stays cold. This way you don’t have to worry about it being watered down!
What you need to make a Watermelon Keg
All you need to make this watermelon keg/ dispenser is a few items. These include a large watermelon, sharp knife, hand blender ( or big blender), a tap and stand ( or anything to keep the melon up-right).
Tip * Alternatively, if you can’t find anything to use as a ‘stand’, you can cut a very thin layer of melon from the bottom. Just enough to keep it upright, without going all the way through the rind.
- 1 watermelon
- mint (optional)
- small tap
How to make the Watermelon Keg/ Dispenser
Cut off the top of the watermelon and set aside.
With a knife or a scooper, break down a bit of the watermelon flesh.
Then you can either use a hand-held blender to blend the watermelon juice directly in the watermelon rind or you can scoop out the flesh and blend/juice it separately.
If you are blending directly in the watermelon, pour it out from time to time and sieve to remove the seeds. Set the juice aside.
Make sure to scoop out all the watermelon flesh from inside the rind.
With sharp knife, make a small circular incision where you want to place the tap. Make sure to place it low enough, so all the juice can be dispensed.
Insert the tap through the rind.
Pro Tips: Check if there’s any flesh that has gotten into the end of the tap – it could potentially block the flow. Also, make sure you close the tap before you pour in the juice.
Pour in the sieved juice. You can optionally add some mint and ice cubes. Place the top of the watermelon as a lid. Enjoy! Pro tip: Make sure the lid doesn’t completely block the airflow, as then you cannot use the tap. Leave it slightly open or make a small incision in the back so the air can go in. You’re now left with a delicious, fun fruity party drink or healthy treat to enjoy all day long! Plus friends and family are sure to love this creative way to use watermelon!
Note: with what’s left from the watermelon flesh and seeds (after sieving), you can make fruit leather or freeze it and add to smoothies.
If you give this fun watermelon recipe go, let me know your thoughts in the comments below! Also, I love to see your creations, so feel free to tag me @AlphaFoodie.
Watermelon Keg/ Dispenser
- 1 watermelon l used the long one
- 30 g mint optional
- Ice optional
- Cut off the top of the watermelon and set aside.
- With a knife or a scooper, break down a bit of the watermelon flesh.
- Then you can either use a hand-held blender to blend the watermelon juice directly in the watermelon rind or you can scoop out the flesh and blend/juice it separately.
- If you are blending directly in the watermelon, pour it out from time to time and sieve to remove the seeds.
- Set the juice aside.Make sure to scoop out all the watermelon flesh from inside the rind.
- With sharp knife, make a small circular incision where you want to place the tap.
- Make sure to place it low enough so all the juice can be dispensed.
- Insert the tap through the rind.
- *Pour in the sieved juice.
- You can optionally add some mint and ice cubes. Place the top of the watermelon as a lid. Enjoy!