Honeydew Hefeweizen Smoothie

I love my beer, but when it is 90 degrees and humid, I just want something frozen and fruity. It turns out, you can have the best of both worlds. This Honeydew Hefeweizen Smoothie from Family Cooking Online does just that by combining a classic summer brew – hefeweizen – with seasonal honeydew. Yum!

Ingredients (Makes 4 Smoothies):

  • 1/2 of a Honeydew Melon
  • 3 and 1/3 Cups Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1 Cup Hefeweizen (Wheat Beer)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Fun Straws (optional)
  • Small and Thin Honeydew Slices for Garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cut the honeydew in half and then remove and discard the seeds using a metal spoon.
  2. Wrap up the other half of the melon and put it in the refrigerator to eat at your convenience.
  3. Cut the honeydew into 2 inch thick slices and then peel the outer skin off of each slice. (Tip: It is better to cut them into long slices before peeling because they are easier to hold and peel that way than when they are still in a giant awkward half-sphere.)
  4. Once all of the slices are peeled, cut the honeydew melon into roughly 2 x 3 inch chunks.
  5. Place half of the pieces in the freezer, and the other half in the refrigerator.
  6. Chill for 1 hour.
  7. Remove the honeydew pieces from the freezer and refrigerator and toss them together in a bowl so they are evenly distributed.
  8. Place half of the the melon pieces into a blender with half of the other ingredients. Put the lid on the blender and blend on high until the mixture is completely blended, about 45 seconds. (Note: If you have a large food processor you can blend everything at once. If you are using a smaller blender, you’ll need to split everything in half and blend twice.)
  9. Pour the mixture into glasses, then repeat for second half of ingredients if necessary.
  10. Serve immediately with fun straws and a small slices of fresh honeydew, if desired.

Dobrou Chut’!

 


 

 

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