Melon meets lemonade in this refreshing summertime lemonade frosty! You’ll come back for sip….after sip….after sip! A must have as temperatures climb!
We’ve had a few false starts here—90 degree days in April and May, with dips way down into the 50s just days later—but it seems like SUMMER is finally getting started here in Seattle! Last week I made a Costco run with both boys in tow—I miss you preschool!—and we made a beeline to the produce section. As I reached for my staples—bananas, spinach, and strawberries—I noticed 2-packs of perfect cantaloupe melons for just $4.99. What a deal, especially compared to the $9 I was spending on a box of strawberries that the boys would inhale in one meal.
Suddenly it was made a lot of sense that my mom always had cantaloupe on hand in the summers of my childhood—there were 5 of us after all. My siblings and I often joke about how my mom would serve us spaghetti with a side of bananas or cantaloupe—hey, gotta eat those fruits and veggies. But I get it now—such a good value! I quickly grabbed a pack of melons and put them in our cart.
I had in my mind that I wanted to make a watermelon fresca, but I changed gears slightly with the cantaloupes in hand. I had also picked up a huge bag of lemons and I knew they would work together! Lemonade + MELON = LeMELONade. Perfect!
After slicing up some of the melon to serve to the boys, I spread some more out on a parchment lined baking sheet and popped them into the freezer overnight. The next morning I threw the melon, juice from the lemons, a banana, and some dates into the blender and a minute later we were all out on the deck sipping cool lemonade frosty drinks!
Look how easy it is to make!
I look forward to a long summer of sitting on the deck in my jammies, watching the boys run around, and sipping cool frosty drinks! I hope you have fun things to look forward to this summer too! Whatever your plans are, I hope you’ll give my LeMELONade Frosty a try! Make sure you take a picture, post it on social media, and tag me with #frieddandelions so that I can see! Happy blending!
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1/4 c lemon juice juice from 1-2 lemons
- 1 1/4 c water
- 1 c frozen canteloupe chunks
- 1 frozen banana
- 2-3 dates pits removed
- Place all ingredients into your blender.
- Blend until completely smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
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