Muskmelon/Cantaloupe is so much in season now, and with the weather so hot here, this has become a regular in our house. This, water melon and tender coconut water are the only relief from the heat. I am not going into the benefits and nutritional value of this fruit, you can check it out here. We can have it as such, slices of fruit, but we love it as a juice or in a milkshake. This is not much of a recipe, just needs a couple of ingredients and a blender, do have this and keep yourself cool this summer..
Need To Have
- Muskmelon - 1 small
- Sugar or Honey to taste
Slice the muskmelon into halves and remove the seeds. Then using a sharp spoon, scoop out the flesh and add it to a blender. There's actually no need to add sugar or honey, but since the juice is very thick, I add some water, so I also add a little sugar or honey.
So just blend the fruit with the sugar ( about a teaspoon or two), when it becomes a smooth mixture, add about 1/2 cup of water, blend it once more, remove and serve.
Check out here for other juices and summer coolers.
Keep the fruit in the refrigerator or ice box for a while, then make the juice, that way, the juice is cold and we need not add ice cubes.
If you want it in a milkshake, then add milk instead of the water and if you like, add a dash of cardamom powder, I don't add it.
You can wash and dry the seeds well, and use it for thickening curries( melon seeds ).
If you want to avoid the sugar or honey, you can just blend the fruit alone and have it.