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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Quick Watermelon Slush with Ice Cream


Now that the weather is getting hotter and hotter day by day, the quantity of water intake in very important. I make sure we drink atleast 1.5-2 lts (Its been more than a year since I came to the US, but I still haven't got used to the 'oz' measurements and I still am more comfy with 'lts' :)... ) of water daily. Apart from that, I make sure I have enough fruits like watermelons, tangerines,grapes in my pantry which are also a good source of water content.
I usually prefer having fresh fruits directly instead of making juices out of them...... Juices need extra sugar/sweetners to be added, which I usually try and avoid. But watermelon slush is my all-time favourite and it brings back my sweet ol' memories.... As a kid, I lived in Mangalore and my parents used to take me to the beach every sunday evening. On our way back we would go to Ideal's/Pabbas and have an ice-cream..... And I always ordered either Gadbad or Watermelon slush with Ice cream. Any of you Mangaloreans out there??!! You'll know what I'm talking about.... :). I missed the slush so much after moving out of Mangalore, that I started making it at home, myself !!
This drink was ready so fast that I thought its apt to be entered into Nupur's "Q for Quick" event. Here's the recipe for it. Hope you like it too!!
I just realized that WBB has a similar theme this time-"Summer Fruits". So, I am entering my Watermelon Slush into WBB#11-Summer Fruits hosted by Padmaja of Spicy Andhra.

Ingredients:

1 cup Watermelon cubes, de-seeded
1/2 cup Ice cubes
1 scoop Vanilla Ice-cream
3-4 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
1/2 tsp Lime juice

Method:
  1. Blend the ice cubes in a blender until they are crushed into small pieces.

  2. Add watermelon and blend further to make a juice. Add sugar, pepper, lime juice and mix well.

  3. Pour into tall juice class until it is 3/4 full.

  4. Add a scoop of Vanilla ice cream; Add remaining slush on the ice cream and serve immediately!!

32 comments:

Sandeepa said...

This looks great. Love watermelomns

Sharmi said...

have you started getting watermelons?
I have to yet find it. the slush looks yummy!

Asha said...

LO @ Gadbad Slush! We use to live in Bhantwal and would go to Mangaluru every weekend,although I don't remember this slush.
Looks great.We get Watermelon here too,will try it:))

Sig said...

That sure is an interesting slush Ramya... ice cream and black pepper in one drink, just my type :)... I will try it as soon as the fresh water melons are out in the stores... The picture looks great!

Lata said...

I love Watermelon, you won't believe if I tell you that I used to eat one whole big for the dinner, that was when I was in college. I am a great watermelon fan and I love to make this for myself.

Mandira said...

it reminds me that summer is round the corner... looks delicious.

Richa said...

i'm drooling here looking at ur beautiful drink :o) i make watermelon juice often, but never had it with icecream, now you know what i'm going to do next :)

SHANTI BHANU said...

hi thats so nice of u sharing all the juices with us at summer time......good one and ice cream on that is too good..thanks for sharing

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Mandira, Sandeepa,Sig,
Thanx a lot!! :)

@Sharmi,
Thanx a lot, Sharmi.. oh yeah, we've been having it at our stores since quite some time now!!

@Asha,
Yeah, Bantwal is quite close to Mangalore.... Sure, try it out and let me know! :)

@Latha,
One whole watermelon for dinner??!!?! Woooaaah, thats a lot!!! Then this is the drink for you!! :) Hope you like it...

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Richa,
Yeah.. It tastes amazing with a scoop of Vanilla Ice cream. Do try it out next time.... :)

@Shanti,
Thanx Shanti... Glad you liked it. Watermelong juice in itself tastes gr8, and adding ice cream tastes even better!!!

Roopa said...

wow looks wonderfull, i never tried this got to try next time. my kids always have tendencing to fall sick with watermelon :(

archana said...

Thats a nice quick recipe.I make the juice but adding ice cream is a good idea.Will try it next time :)

Chinni said...

Lovely Watermelon slush with ice cream....Ill try it...

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Roopa,
Awwww... thats bad. Watermelon swalpa sheeta alwa, maybe bcoz of that. Make little, just for you n your hubby and have it when they are not around!!! ;)))

@Archana,Chinni,
Thanx a lot! Sure, try it and let me know.. :)

Cynthia said...

Refreshing and Flavour - an unbeatable combination. Makes me want to have some now Ramya.

Jeena said...

Hi this looks great I love water melon :)

sra said...

I'm not Mangalorean but I visited that famous ice-cream parlour and Gadbad - what was it called, Hangyo?

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Cynthia,
Oh yeah.. this is indeed refreshing!! try it out yourself! :)

@Jeena,
Thanx a lot!! :)

@Sra,
:)) Yeah... Hangyo is also another ice cream parlor. The one that we used to go to was called Ideal's !!

Freya and Paul said...

Wow, a completely delicious and refreshing looking (and sounding!) drink for these warm(er) days! One I will definitely be trying! Thanks for sharing!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Freya and Paul,
Thanx a lot!!! Its indeed refreshing :)

Vcuisine said...

A nice summer cooler Ramya. Viji

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