I know for most people summer is coming to an end. School is starting and that automatically makes our thoughts turn to fall. But, the thing is, my kids aren”t school age yet, and I still have plenty of veggies in my garden and nice sunny days to enjoy. So I”m going to hold onto summer just a little bit longer. I just can”t let it go! :) My time will come when I won”t have that luxury, so I”m going to enjoy it now, while I can. That”s why this week we enjoyed some Watermelon Milkshakes - twice!
I think this would be a nice treat for the kiddos as a celebration of the end of summer or just because it still is summer. Show them that school won”t ruin all the fun. ;P This brilliant shake comes from the same person who came up with the Last-Minute Iced Tea, Jennifer of Foodess. I have to apologize to her for sharing two of her drink recipes in a matter of a week. But when I tried this healthy version of a milkshake I just knew I had to share it with you.
It”s got the cool, refreshing taste of watermelon with the creaminess of milk and a hint of vanilla, blended together until frothy and thick. This is one refreshing drink. And, so much healthier and guilt-free then a true milkshake.
The first day I made it I substituted almond milk for regular milk and it turned out to have more of a slush consistency. It was still darn tasty, just slightly different then I was expecting. So, just keep this in mind if you make such a substitution.
I know that next year this will become a regular during the summer and I”m sure I won”t be able to resist making it a couple more times before the leaves start to turn.
Enjoy the weekend! I hope the sun is shining where you are!
To freeze watermelon: cube it, place it in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in the freezer. Once frozen, transfer to a resealable freezer bag for storage.
- 3 cups cubed frozen watermelon
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
Adapted from Foodess.