Nature ka nasha ~ How to make Musk Melon Milkshake


The honey dew melon that sat in the fridge for a few days made its presence felt by flavouring everything from the milk (vessel covered with a lid) to the butter (closed butter case)…… while K mentioned that the tea tasted different, I racked my brains about what to do with it…..we had so much fruit stocked up that cutting the melon open wasn’t such a good idea. One because we couldn’t finish it in one go, two because the cut fruit would rapidly lose its flavour and sweetness……we couldn’t take it out of the fridge cos it would just perish….talk about being caught between the devil and the deep blue sea….only this time it was the melon and the refrigerator……then I remembered that my favourite fix while at work at the fresh juice counter used to be “kharbuza shake”, creamy, frothy and totally yummy. Between trainings, while I took my breaks this was the only thing that I used to have time for and it was filling as well as nutritious…..most things that are healthy have a reputation of being tasteless, but not my tarbuza shake…it has a fantastic blend of texture, flavour and sweetness….with no added sugar (mostly)….its great as breakfast, with breakfast, or a snack supplement….so this is how the honey dew melon found nirvana…..4 glasses of fabulous shake….between K and i… was nature ka nasha all the way!! Cheers!!

this also is going off to Meeta for her Monthly Mingle…this month is Liquid dreams

Kharbuza Shake

5-6 cups chilled melon chunks (musk or honey dew)

1 cup water

½ cup milk

1 tablespoon Sugar / honey (totally optional…avoid if the melon is sweet enough)

Liquidise all of the above in a food processor. Pour into glasses and serve.

Using cold fruit means you wouldn’t have to chill the drink before serving. If you chill it, mix well before pouring / serving.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Meeta says:

    This is wonderful and so creative. Thanks for the entry!

    Dear Meeta, thanks….am sure the roundup’s gonna be super!!

  2. Suganya says:

    With a little bit of starch or gelatin, this may make a very good custard.

    hi suganya, in hyd we have a ‘world famous’ pail icecream shop called “famous icecream” their Kharbooza flavour is to die for….i wonder if i can add cornflour and freeze this to make something similar…..

  3. Rajitha says:

    ah! more way to consume melons than eat them, which i find really boring.

    Dear Rajitha, try melons cubed, chilled and with a twist of lemon juice…its fabulous…… btw, as a kid i thought melons (musk and water) were very ugly fruit!! not anymore!!

  4. TBC says:

    I made this last month. It was heavenly!

    me agrees!!

  5. bee says:

    this will make a great popsicle, methinks. i also like a dash of lime in mine.

    yeah i think so too… didnt last long enough to get frozen tho!!

  6. lakshmi says:


    I have to tell you im in a cutlet nasha ever since I made those hara bhara kabab’s from your blog. Most dinners these days are accompanied by cutlets – you name any dish and i will make a cutlet go with it 😀 . Like you I make them on a tawa and dont deep fry, they aren’t any more fattening than sauted veggies. It’s very convenient, because I can always do the prep work along with the morning cooking – and it takes less than 15 minutes to assemble a complete dinner.

    Dear Lakshmi, thanks for trying the kebabs and am glad that they’ve become a permanent fixture at your table!! i cant agree with you more!! 🙂 they can uplift any meal in a jiffy!!

  7. Nice shake and very cooling! looks yum!

    thanks Latha…

  8. Srivalli says:

    wow…looks so tempting…nice entry

    thanks Srivalli

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