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Chef Erika’s Watermelon Shakes

Rhianna Russell takes a look inside the blender, as Erika Yochum pushes the ice down (Kayte Young/WFIU)

You can call them smoothies, shakes, purees, whatever you like. They’ve got watermelon as the base, with other fruits and fresh herbs rounding out the flavors.

Watermelon Shakes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium watermelon (seeded, with the rind cut off and flesh cut into chunks)
  • 5 strawberries (or other berries)
  • 10 ground cherries (if available)
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint
  • 1 sprig fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 5 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into the pitcher of a blender, or a food processor. Process until well blended, and ice is crushed. Taste and adjust honey and herbs to taste.
  2. Enjoy immediately.
  3. Note: The list of ingredients and amounts is approximate. Adjust based on what you have available, and on what you prefer.
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Kayte Young

Kayte Young discovered her passion for growing, cooking, foraging and preserving fresh food when she moved to Bloomington in 2007. With a background in construction, architecture, nutrition education and writing, she brings curiosity and a love of storytelling to a show about all things edible. Kayte raises bees, a small family and a yard full of food in Bloomington’s McDoel Gardens neighborhood.

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