Turn down the summer heat with refreshing cantaloupe coolers

cantaloupecooler310x200pixelsAs the weather warms up this summer, Arkansans can cool down with a refreshing fruit cooler, says Easter H. Tucker, interim family and consumer sciences program leader for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Orange juice mixed with fresh cantaloupe makes for a delicious, easy-to-make drink.

 

 

 


IngredientsScreen Shot 2017-07-12 at 11.46.01 AM
1 ripe cantaloupe
2 1/2 cups cold orange juice
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Crushed ice

Directions

  1. Cut the melon in half and scoop out the seeds. Remove rind and discard. Cut melon into 1-inch cubes.
  2. In a blender or food processor, blend the melon cubes with 1/2 cup orange juice until smooth.
  3. Pour puree into pitcher and stir in the remaining orange juice and the sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Pour into glasses filled with crushed ice.

Notes

For a new twist, try other melons or strawberries in place of the cantaloupe.

Source: USDA Mixing Bowl

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