Since it's mid-summer and quite warm here in the Midwest, I thought I would share this deliciously cool drink recipe that I came across. It sounds really refreshing.
Fresh Melon Quenchers
1 to 1 1/2 cups cantaloupe, honeydew or watermelon puree (about 1/4 of a 4lb melon)
3 ice cubes
1/4 inch slice of fresh ginger, grated
Plain low-fat yogurt
1 to 2 tsp. honey
Shredded lime peel (optional)
Plain or flavored sparkling water
Frozen Melon Drink Skewers (below)
In blender container combine melon puree`, ice cubes, ginger, a tsb. or 2 of yogurt, and honey. Blend just until mixture is frothy and smooth. Pour into serving glass. Add additional honey to adjust sweetness. Stir in lime peel to taste. Add sparkling water to fill glass. Serve with Frozen Melon Drink Skewers (below). Serve immediately.
Frozen Melon Drink Skewers
Using a small melon baller, scoop cantaloupe, honeydew or watermelon into balls. Or use a knife and cut the melon into 1/2-inch cubes.
Thread melon balls and wedges onto wooden skewers. Arrange on parchment or waxed paper lined baking sheet. Freeze for 2 to 4 hours or until firm.
Recipe from August 2009 issue of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine