Honeydew Slush with Green Tea and Ginger
Honeydew melon and green tea ice cubes come together in a refreshing summer treat
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 green tea bag
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3 slices candied ginger
- half of a small honeydew melon
- 8 to 12 ounces diet ginger ale
- 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
Place boiling water in a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Add tea bag and steep for about 10 minutes. Remove tea bag and cool to room temperature.
Place 2 tablespoons water and candied ginger in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and stir constantly until the sugar has come off the ginger, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Discard ginger.
Chop melon into 1-inch cubes (you’ll need about 1-1/2 cups) and freeze until solid, at least 2 hours.
Add ginger syrup to green tea. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze until solid, about 3 hours.
If you have a blender capable of crushing ice, use it. Otherwise, you’ll need to use a food processor. Place about 8 ounces of ginger ale in the blender or food processor. Add the green tea ice cubes, frozen melon, and mint. Puree until smooth. You may need to add more ginger ale to get the desired consistency. Serve immediately.
My favorite brand of ginger ale is Vernor's (affiliate link), introduced to me by my first husband who is from Michigan.
Although most of the calories in this slush come from sugar, it has no fat, no cholesterol, is low in sodium, and is a good source of Vitamin C.
Serving: 0g | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.9mg