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Melon-Mint Julep Slush

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  2 reviews
  • 15 min prep time
  • 7 hr 15 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Party time! Make the slush ahead, and all that's needed is a quick stir with ginger ale just before serving.

Ingredients

1
medium cantaloupe, seeded, rind removed and flesh cut up
1
(12-oz.) container frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/3
cup powdered sugar
1
cup finely chopped fresh mint
1 1/2
cups water
1 1/2
cups bourbon
8
cups ginger ale, chilled

Steps

  • 1 In food processor bowl with metal blade, combine cantaloupe flesh, lemonade concentrate and powdered sugar; process until smooth. Stir in mint. Place mixture in medium bowl; let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • 2 Strain mixture into 2-quart nonmetal freezer container, pressing mint with spoon to remove as much liquid as possible. Discard mint. Stir water and bourbon into melon mixture. Cover; freeze 6 to 8 hours or until icy, stirring twice.
  • 3 To serve, spoon 1/2 cup frozen mixture into each glass. Add 1/2 cup ginger ale to each glass; stir gently.
  • 1 In food processor bowl with metal blade, combine cantaloupe flesh, lemonade concentrate and powdered sugar; process until smooth. Stir in mint. Place mixture in medium bowl; let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • 2 Strain mixture into 2-quart nonmetal freezer container, pressing mint with spoon to remove as much liquid as possible. Discard mint. Stir water and bourbon into melon mixture. Cover; freeze 6 to 8 hours or until icy, stirring twice.
  • 3 To serve, spoon 1/2 cup frozen mixture into each glass. Add 1/2 cup ginger ale to each glass; stir gently.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
15mg
15%;
Total Carbohydrate
31g
31%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
29g
29%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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