Raspberry Watermelon Refresher (Dunkin Copycat Recipe)

As soon as I saw the summer menu with the new raspberry watermelon Dunkin’ refresher in my local drive through, I knew I needed to make my own version! This drink is absolutely delicious and much lower sugar than the version you’ll find at Dunkin’ Donuts.

If you love this one, you’ve gotta try my Mango Pineapple Refresher in my refresher lineup, too.

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A raspberry watermelon refresher in a large mason jar garnished with a lime.

Why you’ll love this one

Bye bye hot coffee. There’s just nothing like iced cold drinks on those warmer days, and your taste buds are going to love this unique flavor pairing. If you love to try new flavors of refresher drinks, you have to try this new raspberry watermelon refresher.

It’s perfect for a hot summer day, fixing an afternoon slump on those longer days, or if you’re just in the mood for a hydrating, sweet drink!

This refresher is not only absolutely delicious, but it’s lower sugar than the version you’ll find at the drive-through. A medium raspberry watermelon lemonade refresher on the Dunkin’ menu has 56 grams of sugar, specifically added sugar. Even if you get it without the lemonade, it still has 29 grams of added sugars.

This one only has a whopping 5g of sugar. If you prefer lower sugar beverage options but still like fruity drinks, you don’t have to sacrifice fun flavors! Let’s get into how to make it.

Ingredients on a wooden board for a raspberry watermelon refresher.


Brewed green tea: You’ll need to brew about 16 oz. of green tea to make the green tea base of this refresher. Just brew your tea as you usually would and cool in the fridge, or with some ice cubes.

Raspberry lemonade: To make things super simple, the raspberry fruit flavors in this drink come from low sugar raspberry lemonade. This one from True Lemon is my favorite, but I also like the Simply Light Raspberry Lemonade. Or, make your own!

Watermelon juice: You can find watermelon juice at your local grocery store, usually in the produce section or refrigerated juice section. I like to choose one that’s 100% juice with no added sugar. You can also juice your own watermelon if you want to!

How to make a Raspberry Watermelon Refresher

  1. Fill a large cup or 32 oz. mason jar (I like these wide mouth ones) with ice.
  2. Pour in your brewed green tea, lemonade, and watermelon juice.
  3. Mix well with a stirrer or straw and garnish with lemons or limes!
A raspberry watermelon refresher in a large mason jar garnished with a lime.


What is in a raspberry watermelon refresher?

The one from Dunkin has watermelon and raspberry concentrate and can be made with your choice of green tea, coconut milk, and lemonade. For this version, we’re using green tea and lemonade!

How many calories are in a Dunkin raspberry watermelon refresher?

The Dunkin’ version has 170 calories in a medium made made with coconut milk, 130 calories in a medium regular refresher, and 240 calories in a medium made with lemonade. This homemade version has 25 calories and only 5 grams of sugar.


  • Use your favorite tea. Black tea and white tea would both work wonderfully.
  • Use a flavored tea, like mango, to up the flavor even more.
  • Add muddled fresh fruit like raspberries, strawberries or watermelon.
  • Blend with ice in a blender for a frozen version!

More Lemonade Refreshers:

Mango Pineapple Refresher (Dunkin Donuts Copycat)

Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade (Low-Sugar Starbucks Copycat)

Iced Strawberry Green Tea

Raspberry Watermelon Refresher (Dunkin’ Copycat Recipe)

A refreshing raspberry watermelon refresher made with three simple ingredients and lower sugar than the drive-through version.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 16 oz green tea
  • 1/4 cup raspberry lemonade
  • 1/4 cup watermelon juice
  • ice


  • Fill a large cup or 32 oz. mason jar with ice.
  • Pour in your brewed green tea, lemonade, and watermelon juice.
  • Mix well with a stirrer or straw and garnish with lemons or limes!


Course: Breakfast


Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Sugar: 5g

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4 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    I ordered a medium watermelon/raspberry. I was not asked if I wanted it with green tea or not. It was made with green tea and was good, but I think the green tea gives it a bit of an aftertaste. I’m not a tea drinker, so maybe that’s why. This was my first time ordering it. It was refreshing and very tasty as far as the flavoring goes.

    1. I love making them at home because you can make it however you’d like 🙂

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