July 18, 2008

Honeydew-Grape-Watermelon Milkshake - a Cool post!


This milkshake was inspired from a fruits-combo in an article that I received from Aarti Vivek of Nalabagham. The blend of honeydew melon, grapes, watermelon and milk was mentioned to be rich in vitamin C + Vitamin B2 that increase cell activity and strengthen body immunity. The combo sounded intriguing as they were not something that I would have thought of bringing together. I found a balance of the fruits that suited our tastes well. The shake really was delicious and refreshing, with each of the fruit contributing its distinct flavor to the milkshake! The milk enhanced the total flavor a lot (and I had doubted it would go together)!! We had it for breakfast along with some toasted bread and preserves. The grape skin remnants would come up if allowed to sit for long. If you are not fond of that, strain before serving (we didnt). Experiment to find your favorite taste balance. I would definitely make this again! Enjoy!! :-)

Recipe (Serves 2) :

Watermelon - 1 1/2 cup, scooped
Honeydew melon - 1/2 cup, scooped
Grapes - 1 cup, whole
Milk - 1 cup

Method:

Pour the milk into a blender and add the rest of the ingredients.

Blend until smooth and well-mixed.

Serve immediately.

If using unrefrigerated fruits, add a few ice cubes to the blender.

Tips:

  1. Strain the shake before use, if desired.
  2. I used green grapes, the original articles showed purple/red grapes.

I am sending this milkshake to:










  1. WBB : Summer Feast at Sia's Passionate about life and spice.
  2. Sweet series - Cool desserts at Mythreyee's Paajaka.
  3. WYF - Juices & Icecreams at EC's Simple Indian Food.
  4. Summer Splash at Aartee's Nalabagham.

From the archives:


Mango Lassi:




  1. Sweet series - Cool desserts at Mythreyee's Paajaka.
  2. WYF - Juices & Icecreams at EC's Simple Indian Food.
  3. WBB : Summer Feast at Sia's Passionate about life and spice.
  4. Summer Splash at Aartee's Nalabagham.

Traffic light smoothie (Kiwi-Strawberry Smoothie):



  1. Sweet series - Cool desserts at Mythreyee's Paajaka.
  2. WYF - Juices & Icecreams at EC's Simple Indian Food.
  3. WBB : Summer Feast at Sia's Passionate about life and spice.
  4. Summer Splash at Aartee's Nalabagham.

Carrot Milkshake:



  1. Sweet series - Cool desserts at Mythreyee's Paajaka.
  2. WYF - Juices & Icecreams at EC's Simple Indian Food.

Cappuccino Milkshake:



  1. Sweet series - Cool desserts at Mythreyee's Paajaka.
  2. WYF - Juices & Icecreams at EC's Simple Indian Food.

Confused? Dont be... Just enjoy the smoothies and shakes!! :-) Have a great fun-filled weekend ahead!! Dont forget to try some of these delicious drinks to cool you down in the scorching sun!

24 comments:

ranji said...

WOW..so many drinks and shakes..i have only made 1 and that too a soimple watermelon juice :)...the melon and grape milk shake is a unique combo..sounds delicious...out of all the other drinks i loved ur cappuchino shake coz i love coffee :)..this definitely is a cool post..can say a small round up of ur drinks haha cool da..

Rachel said...

Amen to all those lovely drinks!!!!

Illatharasi said...

Great drinks..... I love that traffic light one ;)

SriLekha said...

wow... such a long list of drinks... can't stop waiting... want to try everything...

Laavanya said...

Such amazing drinks JZ - all very tempting. I liked the first one.. that definitely is an unusual combination

Cham said...

Oh oh , i don't know which one to select :) Love all ur creation Dear! They re pretty cool for summer days

Sujatha said...

great drinks collection, JZ! All of them sound and look delicious! I love those nice colors and presentation. I'm a coffee lover and your cappucino shake sounds soooo tempting :) Will definitely have to try that one..

delhibelle said...

I am a big smoothie fan and will make this as soon as I get hold of all the fruits!
Keep 'em coming!

easycrafts said...

Each one of them is so unique...difficult to choose one..thanks for sending these all the way to the event

Sonu said...

Hey J, hope u r doing well...
u have just marvelous collection for drinks and desserts...!I did read all and bookmarked:)
Well, Can you please tell me what is "Half-and-half" which u have used in many drinks-shakes...?
Thanks.
Take care.
Sonu:)

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

lovely drinks .. grape N melon drinks looks unique .. great pics

Swati Raman Garg said...

wohooo so so many cool looking shakes n drinks.. u r on a roll... how u doing... love d names... traffic signal types :) a really cool post...and so many entries at a time.. ay to go buddy

Roopa said...

Wow JZ, so many treats!! I loved the name of "Traffic light shake:) "...i recently had honeydew water melon, iam sure the shake would be a great choice.

pallavi-foodblog said...

I came here straight from the comment you left on my blog.. All these milkshakes are so so yummy.. to look and I am sure they taste so too.. !! Lovely blog.

Pallavi

Sig said...

I am a little confused... but I am so enjoying looking at all those shakes and juices JZ.... :)

Rajitha said...

oh my!! all that looks so refreshing :)

Shreya said...

Hi, I never knew grapes could be blended in milk for a milk shake!! Grapes and watermelon should make a great combo. All those drinks make me want to go buy all fruits and start trying out:-)

Ivy said...

They are all perfect for summer drinks.

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

Thanks a lot Ranji and Rachel! ;-)

Thanks Vani, Srilekha, Laavanya, Cham and Sujatha! Do try these yummy and quick drinks and let me know how they turned out! :-)

Thanks DB, EC and Sonu! Hey Sonu, half and half is half milk, half cream. It could also be known as single cream.

Thanks VP, Swati and Roopa! :-)

I'm glad you loved it Pallavi, Sig and Rajitha!! :-)

Thanks Shreya and Ivy! Let me know if you loved the drinks Shreya! :-)

Roma said...

Awesome drinks and glasses!

Sunshinemom said...

I start my mornings with fruits mostly and just love your drinks - the kiwi strawberry drink is something new - haven't tried the combo...its a fultoo fundoo post!

skribles said...

Thats one yummy milkshake! and you have an array of shakes lined up at ur blog!
Hey JZ, I have tagged you at http://foodwithapinchoflove.wordpress.com/2008/07/24/tagged/

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

Thanks Roma, SSM and Skribles!

TheFredFelizco said...

Thanks! I tried making the first one but without the honeydew and it still made for a great milkshake!