Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fresh Melon Cooler : IHCC

Wanna join me at the beach? Well, hop on over to I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC) where we are heading to the beach for some fun and of course, we are bringing something delicious, made and inspired from Rick Bayless's recipes.  Our theme for this week is "Beach Bum". Weather is pretty crazy these last few weeks, there's no rain for almost three weeks, it is extremely hot and heading to the beach to cool off is a pretty tempting idea!

Would you like a glass of this cool, refreshing watermelon cooler? 

I thought you might!! Go on...take a long slurp!!  :)

This is so refreshing and yummy! I'm drinking this, picturing myself on a beautiful sandy beach, lounging on a comfortable beach lounge chair with a big giant top umbrella to keep off the sun, overlooking the calm blue sea, with the breeze blowing, without a thought to anything, except to just enjoy the moment, while slurping this lovely Fresh Melon Cooler, with a big cool jug right on the beach table next to me. And a plate of crispy cheezy Tortillas chips! Such bliss! And, Rick Bayless is somewhere nearby, preparing some delicious lip-smacking Mexican barbecue, and myself eagerly waiting, to savour and satisfy my hungry tummy!  hahahaha!!  Gosh! Dream on! (but, secretly wishing it will come true!) HAHAHAHA!!

What can I say? Each one of us had two glasses! I can hear my kids sucking on the straw for the last drop! too!  :o)

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To view what the others are bringing to the beach, please check it out at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC) where we are cooking from Rick Bayless's recipes until 30th September.

I'm sharing this too with :

Fresh Melon Cooler
(source from : Fronterafiesta, Rick Bayless)
4 cups packed fresh melon, peeled and seeded
1/2 cup water, plus more if necessary
1/4 cup sugar, plus more if desired
about 2 tablespoons lime juice, plus more if desired

Scoop the fruit into a blender, then add the water, sugar and lime. Blend until smooth. Add more water, if necessary, to achieve a light, easy-to-drink consistency. Taste and season with more sugar and lime if you think necessary. You can add extra flavorings (mint to honeydew, orange juice to cantaloupe, and blended raspberries to watermelon) if you like. Refrigerate to chill or serve over ice.


Updated : 20th August 2012
We went to the beach today! Port Dickson, about 1-1/2 hours drive from where we live. Had a few hours of fun, unfortunately without my Fresh Melon Cooler, and Rick Bayless oceans away!! 


  1. Delicious and flavourful juice. Wonderfully prepared.

  2. Super Cool! Gorgeous vibrant colour too. How I wish to have this in this super humid weather...sigh!!!
    Have a rocking Sunday!

  3. very refreshing

  4. Lovely & great for the warm weather! Watermelon does have the cooling effect! hehehehe Love it! :)

  5. Sluuuuuuuurp ! lol Refreshingly cool and yummy drink ! And the color looks gorgeous !

  6. that's super refreshing!! but i have a phobia actually drinking watermelon juice..though i still eat watermelons.....i just know that i will never touch watermelon juice especially during my flows almost non know what i problem :( hey, i want to join you at the beach. So if you reading my comments now, can you also picture me sitting beside you and together we overlook the beautiful blue sea, enjoying the breeze, oh joyce, your hat's flying off, i'll catch it for you!

  7. Joyce, I need several glasses of this please! I love water melon juice, and my kids would drink alot if I allowed (but my mother in law says too cooling for them). Yes, with the slice of lime on the juice, I would imagine myself sitting somewhere on a beach in the Carribean islands... away from the hustle and bustle of life... think I need a holiday ha ha

  8. Beautiful, the perfect summer cooler!

  9. I love the look of these refreshing coolers!

  10. Yes, please! I'd love a glass! I know that watermelon juice is this has to be fabulous!! Why wasn't I thinking about this when I shopped for melons?? Thanks so much for the reminder!

  11. We love watermelon here and now that we know how good it is for us we usually always have some in the house. This sounds like a delicious cooler! Leave it to Rich Bayless :)

  12. Hi Joyce,

    Selamat Hari Raya!

    Heard that Singapore is having a heat wave now. Is Malaysia affected by the heat too? I suppose your super refreshing drinks will be the solution for all :D

  13. Super refreshing cooler,prefect for Paris weather.

  14. O yes, I sure need one large glass of this cooler!

  15. oh my goodness! I needed this today! So hot here in Houston and this looks not only refreshing but simply delicious

  16. These are very refreshing for this hot weather. When was my last trip to Pork Dickson?? Long, long, long time ago ....

  17. Oh yes, 2 glasses of watermelon cooler pls... Swallowing my salvia nw... lol... Ya, Port Dickson... recently the TV had a intro of Port Dickson, seems like a very relaxing place to go too huh??

  18. I don't think there is anything as refreshing as melon on a warm day. Perfect pick! ;-)

  19. Fresh Melon Cooler recipe is good recipe for hot summer conditions.It gives relief in hot weather. Thank for giving good Coolers recipes.