Fresh Melon Quenchers

Nuvita Biscuits

Pureed fruit blended with ice and sparkling water makes a refreshing summer drink. A spoonful of yogurt adds creaminess, while a skewer of fresh fruit makes a pretty garnish.


  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon puree*(about a quarter of a 4 lb. melon)
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1/4inch slice fresh ginger, grated
  • Plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons honey
  • Shredded lime peel (optional)
  • Plain or flavored sparkling water
  • Frozen Melon Drink Skewers (recipe below)


In blender container combine melon puree, ice cubes, ginger, a teaspoon or two 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. Serve immediately.

To Puree Melon:

Coarsely chop melon and transfer to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. If needed, stop motor and press fruit down into blades with rubber spatula or spoon and continue to blend until smooth.

Frozen Melon Drink Skewers
Makes: 1 servings


  • cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon
  • wooden skewers


Using a small melon baller, scoop cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon into balls. Or use a knife to cut melons into cubes or 1/2-inch-thick wedges. Thread melon balls and wedges onto wooden skewers. Arrange on parchment-or waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 2 to 4 hour or until firm.



Recipe Comments

  1. posted by johnkaiser 22 on Mar 19, 2013

    I purchased a vita-mix recently and I was only if anyone out there owns and knows of any good recipes for it besides what they have in their cookbook or on their website.

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