The temperature here in Massachusetts has been hovering around 90 degrees during the hottest part of the day, and I’ve been craving light refreshing fare to combat the sweltering heat. I’m a Northerner through and through; high temperatures and I do NOT get along.
The inspiration for this chiller was a delicious cold honeydew & lime soup my mom and I enjoyed at a friend’s house on our way back up to MA. Lily and I were at my parent’s house in PA for two wonderful weeks, and our friend was kind enough to host us for a rejuvenating lunch halfway through our car trip back home (yes, my mom accompanied us; if you’ve ever driven a long ways solo with a toddler before, you’ll understand how necessary this was!).
I swirled the honeydew & lime mixture with a vibrant one comprised of watermelon, cucumber, and fresh mint. The flavors work beautifully together, and the aesthetic appeal of the swirled colors is hard to deny.
If it’s hot where you live, this chiller will take the edge off… at least for a little while!
Swirled Melon Chiller
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 0 mintues
Keywords: beverage breakfast dessert snack gluten-free raw sugar-free vegan vegetarian July 4th summer
Ingredients (4 servings)
- 4 cups cubed ripe honeydew melon
- juice of 1 lime
- 8 cups cubed ripe watermelon
- 1 cup chopped peeled cucumber
- 3 fresh mint leaves
all ingredients should be well chilled
In a food processor or blender, combine the honeydew and lime juice. Process/blend until no large pieces remain. Evenly divide between four bowls, cups, or mason jars.
Rinse out food processor bowl/blender and place back on base. Combine watermelon, cucumber, and mint. Process until no large pieces remain. Spoon over the honeydew mixture in each container.