I used to make this drink years ago but have not made for such a long time. It’s really delicious and refreshing and chock full of vitamins and minerals. I think I have mentioned before my love of Persian Food and I follow several blogs that have wonderful Persian recipes Fae, Azita and one I discovered recently through Instagram is Ahu Eats, Ahu knows a thing or two about Iranian or Persian food and I love perusing her blog, her photographs are amazing and the food is too. When I saw this drink on her site I knew I needed to make it again, I used to often serve it as dessert with ice cream, it’s wonderfully cool and refreshing in the heat of the summer . There really is no recipe required, all you need is ripe canaloupe, ice and sugar or honey. You put it in the blender and voila a cantaloupe smoothie.
I am bringing this cool and refreshing dessert/drink to Fiesta Friday #121. I hope everyone enjoys. It’s exciting that we will all be celebrating Memorial Day with Angie and her wonderful co hosts are all of us, yep we all get a chance to vote on the features for this party.
Happy Memorial Day to Everyone!!
Persian Cantaloupe Drink- Ab Talebi
One cantaloupe makes approx two or three 8 oz glasses (depending on size)
1 cantaloupe flesh removed and cut in pieces
1 cup crushed or cubed ice
1-2 tbs sugar (optional) depending on the sweetness of the melon and to taste
Place everything in the blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses, top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and garnish with a sprig of mint.