A melon milkshake is super refreshing on a hot summer day. This Galia melon milkshake only has three ingredients and you can have it ready to sip in under five minutes.
Raise your hand if you love a juicy melon! Personally, I love them all — honeydew, galia, piel de sapo — you name it, I’ll eat it.
For this milkshake, I used a galia melon, which is green on the inside and tastes divine. You can use honeydew melon or basically any other type as long as it’s juicy.
I like to keep it simple when making milkshakes and smoothies, especially in the summer when I want a cold treat in my hand and I want it now.
So this cantaloupe milkshake recipe only requires three ingredients: the melon, some vanilla ice cream, and full-fat milk.
If you like your milkshakes on the thicker side (personally I like them in a more liquid form), you can skip the milk altogether and then you’ll only need to mix the melon and the ice cream in a blender and that’s it. A perfect summer drink that’s super good for you because it’s fruit, but also a treat, because ice cream 🙂
Types of melon that work in this recipe
Melons vary a lot depending on where you live, so you might not get the same color as I did for the milkshake. To be honest, the color varies a lot every time I make it because I keep changing the source and type of melons.
The milkshake pictured here is made with Galia melon, which often has a very green interior, but I’ve also made it with honeydew melon, which is very similar in color and taste, and also with cantaloupe, which will result in a more orangey shade.
The colour of the milkshake is not as important as the taste, though. You really need to like melons to enjoy the taste of this milkshake, as the flavour is indeed very strong with this one.
You’ll use 350 g (2 cups) of melon to make the milkshake, which means that the entire drink will taste sort of like a liquefied melon with a hint of vanilla from the ice cream. I find it irresistible, but then again I absolutely love all melons.
When it comes to the ice cream, use your favourite vanilla one — I like it to be made with Madagascar vanilla, but any kind works just fine. You can also add a dash of cardamom powder if you’re feeling particularly adventurous.
If you liked this melon milkshake recipe, check out my cantaloupe and strawberry smoothie, which mixes the goodness of cantaloupe with the summery flavour of strawberries and is also dairy-free.
- 350 g (2 cups) melon, skin removed, deseeded and cut into big chunks
- 50 g (2 scoops) vanilla ice cream
- 50 ml (1/4 cup) whole milk
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blitz until smooth (about 1 minute).
- Serve immediately.
If you like your milkshakes on the thicker side, skip the milk.
Amount Per Serving Calories 249Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 26mgSodium 123mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 4gSugar 38gProtein 6g