Watermelon-Jalapeno Cooler

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded

2 sprigs fresh thyme

5 cups chopped, seeded watermelon

Ice, for serving

Directions

  1. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, about 4 minutes. Add the jalapeno and thyme and let it infuse for 5 minutes. Remove the jalapeno and thyme and set aside.
  2. Pour the simple syrup and chopped watermelon into a blender. Blend until very smooth, about 2 minutes. Serve cold over ice and garnish with the sugary sprigs of thyme.

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