This Cantaloupe Mint Rose Batidos is a refreshing drink for a hot summer day. Scented with rose water and cool with mint, it’s the perfect drink to cool down with.
There’s a Venezuelan restaurant near our house that our kids love. Not only is the food good, but the drink options are very kid-friendly. They serve a variety of batidos, which are frosty fruit and milk drinks, made with fresh fruit, milk, sugar and ice. I think they might also put a touch of cream into theirs as well. Batidos are kind of like a smoothie, just icier. They’re super refreshing.
Recently, I made a Cantaloupe Mint Rose Water Batidos as a refreshing drink for my kids at lunchtime. It was the perfect way to get them to eat their fruit while enjoying a frosty treat. Cantaloupe and other melons are in season now so batidos are a great way to enjoy them as they are so full of natural juiciness. A few mint leaves makes this batidos even more refreshing and a splash of rose water (found at an Indian grocery store) adds a beautiful fragrance.
Cantaloupe Mint Rose Water Batidos Recipe
- 2 cup cantaloupe cut into chunks
- 1 cup low-fat milk or non-dairy milk of your choice
- 2 tablespoons mint leaves
- 2 teaspoons rose water
- 2 cups ice
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and frosty. Serve.