Cantaloupe Milkshake

It’s been a busy summer so far.  Good, but very busy.  Since school ended on May 24th, we have only spent 14 days at home with just the 4 of us.  There are many things I love doing during the summer with my family – playing in the pool, visiting the lake, going to the zoo, sleeping in, taking naps, shopping at the farmer’s market, and eating a lot of fruit to name a few.

We’ve already made plenty of visits to a local strawberry farm this summer, and I made some yummy strawberry jam and cookies.  Here are the links for both recipes.

I’ve also bought plenty of cantaloupes and watermelons.  My family loves cantaloupe.

I’ve always struggled with the waste that is generated with the seeds and fruit that get trashed when cutting a cantaloupe.    I did some Google searching last year and found a recipe for cantaloupe milkshake that uses the seeds, strings and any cantaloupe meat that is left on the skin.

It’s really easy to make and very delicious.

Cantaloupe Milkshake

2 cups water

Cantaloupe scraps from 2 melons

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until all the seeds are pulverized.  Strain the liquid through a fine mesh strainer and enjoy. You can adjust the ratio of the ingredients as needed if you’d rather have a stronger or sweeter tasting drink.

I hope you enjoy this drink as much as I do, and I hope you have been enjoying your summer as much as I have been.


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