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Honeydew Hefeweizen Smoothie

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Do you enjoy wheat beer? Fresh honeydew melon? Then try making this tasty smoothie! It's great for warm, summer weather.

The ingredients you will need are:

1/2 of a Honeydew Melon
3 and 1/3 Cups Vanilla Ice Cream
1 Cup Hefeweizen (Wheat Beer)
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Straws (optional)
Small and Thin Honeydew Slices for Garnish (optional)

Step 1: Remove Seeds

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Cut the honeydew in half and then remove and discard the seeds using a metal spoon.

Step 2: Cut into Slices, Peel

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Cut the honeydew melon into slices and then peel the skin off of the individual slices using a vegetable peeler.

Step 3: Cut Into Pieces

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Cut the honeydew melon into roughly 2 x 3 inch chunks. Place half of the pieces in the freezer, and the other half in the refrigerator. Let them chill for 1 hour.

Step 4: Blender

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Remove the honeydew pieces from the freezer and refrigerator and place half of them them in a blender with half of the other ingredients. Put the lid on the blender and blend on high until the mixture is completely blended, about 45 seconds. Pour the mixture into glasses, then repeat this process with the other half of the ingredients.

Step 5: Serve

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Serve immediately with straws and a small slices of fresh honeydew, if desired. Makes about 4 servings.
 
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laraferox3 years ago
Try adding 2-4 tbsp of crushed dry ice, and stir till it stops steaming. This makes it really thick and delicious, and gives it a little carbonation too!
this is a question probably asked many times...but where do you get dry ice?
I get it at my local Kroger. But it may not be a universal thing, I haven't checked at any other Krogers nearby. In ours there is a little locked chest cooler-looking thing that says "Dry Ice" and a blue penguin. I forget the brand name. You could probably Google dry ice distributors. I forget what I ordered, but it had dry ice with it. Might have been an aquarium store, where they had it in the packaging in summer with something called a phase panel, which basically ensures that only a small amount of "coldness" gets through to where the fish are boxed up in shipping through at a time. Ask a local pet shop if they ever get dry ice in their packaging, and if you could have it. They may look at you funny, but it could be worth asking.
Good luck!
I think the period and the comma should be swapped..." If desired, makes about 4 servings" (but only if you want to share),

:) beautiful presentation! It got me to look, and I don't even drink lol.
Any recommendations for a particular wheat beer?

The only kind I have around is the Blue Moon summer brew, which could be interesting. I think I'd like to try it with a normal beer first, though.
Honey Moon should be pretty much perfect with this recipe, IMHO.
Paulaner and Weihenstephaner are the gold standard of the Hefeweizen style. Franziskaner and Tucher are also good. All are nationally available but varies a lot by region, Blue Moon is a Belgian White with quite a different flavor profile though similar due to the wheat. Traditional Hefe's have a sweet banana and clove taste that I imagine make it perfect for this recipe.
Sam Adams Hefeweizen is pretty good, and probably the most readily available across the country. However, if you can find a local micro Hef, try that first...you might be pleasantly surprised.
I like the Sam Adams Hefeweizen. I'll go to the liquor store soon and see if they have any microbrews, and if not I'll just go with that.
It depends on where you live. In Michigan we have Bell's Oberon, which is a summer wheat beer - and it's a big deal in some towns when it gets released each year, very fun.

I haven't tried it, and I'm somewhat unsure how it would taste, but wheat beers go very well with fruit, so it would be best to try it with a wheat beer. A regular beer isn't quite suited for fruit-pairing, at least not most all-barley brews I've tried.
Yeah, I should have clarified that I meant a normal wheat beer, as opposed to like Sam Adams coastal wheat which has lemon in it.

Thinking of the microbreweries I do know of around here, I don't think any release a summer brew, let alone a summer wheat brew. I'll have to do some more looking.
ekosmas (author) 3 years ago
There are some berry wheat beers out there that this would taste really good with, I think Leinenkugel has one.
kieRAWR3 years ago
After coming to Germany with me, my friend LOVES hefeweizen. Starting to get warm here, so this is a must try, thanks!
matthewabel3 years ago
I love the presentation here. I will have to try it, but I admit I am dubious. Will report back no matter the outcome!
bd53 years ago
Sweet Mother Mary Magdalene, this looks sooOOOooo delicious! Down to the paper straw & the sliver wedge, great instructable!
your colors are beautiful.
scoochmaroo3 years ago
I'm going to try this with yogurt! I bet the added tang will be nice and additionally refreshing.