Subak Hwachae (Korean Watermelon Punch)

Lynn Clay


Korean watermelon punch (Subak Hwachae) is a traditional Korean dessert and drink that is particularly popular during the summer months.
Traditionally, the base drink of Korean punch is made with honey or sugar dissolved in water. In modern days, however, a soft drink (e.g. Sprite or 7 up), fruit juice or milk is more commonly used.


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20 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 2 c
    watermelon balls or cubes
  • 1 1/2 c
    cantaloupe balls or cubes
  • 3 Tbsp
    korean drinking vinegar (or pomegranate or cranberry juice)
  • 2 c
    ginger ale or sprite or 7 up

How to Make Subak Hwachae (Korean Watermelon Punch)


  1. Place melon balls or pcs in a large bowl.
  2. Add the ginger ale or drinking vinegar (juice) to the bowl.
  3. Adjust flavor with vinegar or sugar.

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About Subak Hwachae (Korean Watermelon Punch)

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Korean

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