|Be creative! It's surprisingly simple to blend a variety|
of fruits to come up with a refreshing and
delicious icy-cold drink
Last week we picked up a perfect-appearing baby
watermelon. Cut open, the inside was a bright luscious red and we thought we had hit the melon jackpot.
Nope! It was all looks and very little taste ---- what'a waste.
But not so. I diced up the
melon, divided it among small zip lock bags and banished it to the freezer, right next to some previously frozen strawberries.
I like to come up with juicy-fruity chilly concoctions using what I have on hand. I raided the refrigerator and came up with the following. It was delicious!
Berry Melon Cooler
1 to 2 cups frozen watermelon chunks
3/4 to 1 cup frozen strawberries
juice of one or two oranges
1 carton vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup cream
1 T. white sugar (or to taste)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Combine in a blender until smooth. (Add a little water if it is too thick.)
I would have expected the other flavors to overwhelm even a tasty melon but somehow they didn't. The watermelon flavor was right there with the others.
The amounts and variety I used are just to give you an idea. I doubt you can miss with any combination.
'til we eat again,