Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Honeydew Melon Cooler

Honeydew melon is a variety of melon, which belongs to the family of musk melon. Its a family favourite fruit at our place because of its sweet taste. We normally would cut the fruit and eat it as it is. But there will be times the half finished fruit sits in the fridge for a few days and nobody wants to eat it. Something innovative has to be prepared during such times to make it interesting. Here is one such recipe..Muskmelon Cooler! It can be served as a refreshing drink or as a dessert. 


Time required: 15 - 20 minutes
Difficulty level: Medium
Serves - 3

Ingredients:
  • Honeydew Melon - 1/4th of a whole fruit (or even less)
  • Milk (preferably full fat) - 1 cup 
  • For sweetness - jaggery, sugar or maple syrup - according to taste (I have added 6 tbsp of jaggery)
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp

Method:
  • Cut the melon into big pieces and separate the seed part. Grate the flesh using a grater and discard the rind part. 
  • 1.5 cups of grated flesh plus the liquid therefrom will be enough for the above said measurements.
  • Transfer the grated fruit flesh plus liquid into a mixing bowl. Add pinch of salt and sweetener (jaggery, sugar or maple syrup) according to taste and mix everything well. 
  • Add milk and cardamom powder and give it a good mix.
  • Keep it in the fridge for cooling before you serve.
  • While serving, mix it well and scoop both juice and the fruit gratings into the serving bowl.  


Tips: 
  • For a quick serving, use cold milk and refrigerated fruit for this recipe.
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