Melon Smoothies

Published May 1, 2002.

Why this recipe works:

We wanted the ideal smoothie recipe, for an icy, fruity, slightly sweet shake that would be lightly creamy and thick but straw-friendly. We simply filled the blender with plenty of fruit and added just a touch of whole milk for a drink that was chock full of fruity goodness. A few spoonfuls of… read more

We wanted the ideal smoothie recipe, for an icy, fruity, slightly sweet shake that would be lightly creamy and thick but straw-friendly. We simply filled the blender with plenty of fruit and added just a touch of whole milk for a drink that was chock full of fruity goodness. A few spoonfuls of sugar and a squeeze of lemon balanced out the flavor. Three ice cubes were enough to make a cold but not overly icy drink.

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Makes 4 1/2 cups, enough for 4 servings

Make sure the melon is absolutely ripe, if not overripe. Underripe melon yields bland smoothies that taste, if anything, like cardboard. Vary the amounts of sugar and lemon juice depending on the ripeness of the fruit.

Ingredients

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