Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cool Treat - Watermelon Sherbet Smoothies!

WATERMELON SHERBET SMOOTHIES

Mark Twain may have described the flavor of a juicy watermelon best by saying, "When one has tasted watermelons, one knows what angels eat"—and he never even sampled one of these frosty smoothies. You may want to consider buying "seedless" watermelon, which has small, white seedpods (instead of black seeds) that are edible and virtually unnoticeable once you blend the melon. For a special touch, serve in tall frosted glasses and top with a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips.

3 cups fresh watermelon cubes
1 cup crushed ice
1 cup watermelon, raspberry or lime sherbert
4 tsp. lime juice
1/2 cup miniature semisweet or white chocolate chips

About 10 minutes before you're ready to mix the smoothies, place four tall glasses in the freezer to frost. Then wash the whole melon as you would other fruits and vegetables, and cut it into quarters. (The number of quarters you'll need to yield 3 cups of cubes will depend on the size of the melon.) Slice each quarter you plan to use lengthwise into three wedges, then slice the flesh away from the rind. Use a fork to scrape away the seeds and chop the melon into cubes.

Combine the crushed ice, watermelon cubes, lime juice and watermelon, raspberry, or lime sherbert, and blend until smooth.

Pour the mixture into the frosted glasses and top each one with a half dozen or so miniature chocolate chips. Serves four. (recipe from Kraft Foods)

16 comments:

Yaya said...

GOTTA have chocolate chips! ;)

That's what my boss always says about me. I put chocolate chips in everything!

Shalee- Be Speechless said...

yummo! I will have to make these sometime! Thank you for visiting me on my SITS day!

Chiquita said...

Hey Jeannie!

That recipe looks delicious!! Watermelon is definitely a delicious fruit, I'm sure those smoothies were tasty! I'm actually working on the launch of the all-new Chiquita™ Smoothies right now and thought I would give you a heads up about our new product! We have four delicious flavors including Strawberry Banana, Mixed Berry, Peach Mango, and Banana Colada! Check out our website at http://www.chiquitasmoothies.com/ to learn all about it! On the site, there's also a coupon to help you save!!

Also listed there are some awesome smoothie recipes that you might like to try (like the Chocolate Covered Banana Smoothie or the Banana Mocha Freeze!)

Let me know what you think! And, don't forget to register to win the Tropical Smooth-stakes (sweepstakes) we're running (for about another week) to win a trip to Jamaica!

-Erin Brown

Lori said...

YUMMY!!!! WILL HAVE TO TRY THIS...

Brooke said...

that sounds wonderful - and still technically a serving of fruit! :)

Christina said...

MMM MMMM yummy! This sounds fab

The Redhead Riter said...

I love watermelon. I made a creamy watermelon pie and it was soooo yummy. You might like it.

http://theredheadriter.blogspot.com/2009/06/creamy-watermelon-pie.html

The week is half over...Happy Wednesday!!!

Ally said...

I just finsihed cutting and cubing a big watermelon this afternoon. I'll have to try this tomorrow, thanks for sharing!

babyrocasmama said...

Sounds yummy. Although my blender fried itself. :(

Heatherlyn said...

That sounds so good!

Rosie said...

Gotta love watermelon on a hot day!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

What a great idea for a picnic. These look divine. Can't wait to try them out. May also change your recipe around and use yellow meated melon...with pineapple or orange sherbet.

Debbie said...

That sounds so refreshing!

Nina said...

That sounds really yummy! Again... Thanks! LOL....

LadyStyx said...

Hmmm. I wonder how this would taste with a couple substitutions....

Peterson Family said...

Those look pretty tasty! My kids would love the added chocolate chips!!