When I hear crushie I’m transported right back to my childhood! I remember guzzling down icy drinks as kids after spending the whole afternoon playing tennis in the blistering Australian heat. The ones we used to drink were spiked with all sorts of weird colours, which probably (well, surely) weren’t very good for us. I still have great memories none the less!
Here’s a slightly more sophisticated version which is made with beautiful fresh ingredients. The cucumber and mint in this crushie is so refreshing and the mangosteens give this drink a hint of tart sweetness. If you can’t find mangosteens you could also substitute them with lychees, especially if you prefer a sweeter drink. Perfect for cooling down in the summer, or you could serve them as mocktails/cocktails at your next dinner party!
- 1 cucumber
- 5 mangosteens
- 7 mint leaves
- 1 cup of ice
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- half a lime
- Peel the skin off the cucumber and chop it into chunks.
- Peel all the mangosteens and set aside the parts with seeds (or eat them as you go!).
- Place the cucumber, seedless mangosteen bits, mint, honey and juice of the lime in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Add the ice and pulse until your desired consistency.