Sweet Corn Smoothie

August  4, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Makes about 5 cups
Author Notes

Inspired after reading the soup and cream corn F52 entries, I thought, why not a refreshing smoothie. The taste of sweet corn with a blend of tropical fruits makes a perfect breakfast or pick me up any other time of day. Hmmm, I am thinking a little Coconut Rum might add a special touch, although I’ve not tried that, yet! —lapadia

What You'll Need
  • Note, I used a full fat yogurt and coconut milk
  • 2-1/2 cups fresh sweet corn kernels (3 medium cobs)
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 3/4 cup honey flavor Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup chunks of pineapple
  • 1 cup chunks of mango
  • 1 small banana
  • 3 tablespoons honey - plus more, if needed after testing for sweetness
  • 2 cups ice
  1. Shave off the corn kernels - position the cob on the end of a bowl and run a knife down the sides to get all the kernels and its juice.
  2. Add the vanilla bean - split lengthwise and with the tip of a knife scrape the seeds from the bean into the bowl. Add grated ginger. Place into a blender.
  3. Add the honey, coconut milk, pineapple, mango, banana and honey. Blend till smooth. Taste for sweetness and add more honey, if needed.
  4. Add ice cubes and blend.
  5. Serve in a chilled glass - optional, grate a little fresh nutmeg over the top.

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23 Reviews

dymnyno May 14, 2014
I know your recipes so I know that this is make very soon.
lapadia May 14, 2014
Hi Mary - Great to hear from you, it's been a while, thanks so much for checking out my recipe, and for your thoughts! Cheers...
lapadia May 18, 2014
Hmmm, an afterthought = Fresh sweet corn is best as close to harvest as possible, here in the PacNW that won’t happen until late summer so I’ll more than likely be waiting for this year’s harvest before making this recipe and many others.
dymnyno May 19, 2014
It will be awhile before there is any corn here in California. Where in the US is fresh corn to be found now?
lapadia May 19, 2014
Florida, I guess :) @!
Sagegreen August 9, 2011
Love your smoothie innovations!
lapadia August 9, 2011
Thanks, Sagegreen, all you smoothie type drinks have inspired me to do something like this.
pauljoseph August 8, 2011
lapadia! Excellent look like our 'payasam'
lapadia August 8, 2011
Thanks, pauljoseph! I have never heard of "payasam", will have to look this up, they were just flavors that worked for me.
betty B. August 8, 2011
Just wanted to let you know that I passed this on to a nephew who: a) is picky about food, b) eats mostly raw... He loved this smoothie! Thinks it's terrific, and is looking forward to trying some other flavors and tropical fruits!
Thanks lapadia, for providing me something a little different to offer him this summer!
lapadia August 8, 2011
Thanks & you're welcome, BB! Yes, this smoothie is open for a variety of tropical fruits, would love to hear what he used; I always say that recipes are made for tweaking!
drbabs August 8, 2011
So great, and I LOVE your new profile pic!
lapadia August 8, 2011
Thanks, drbabs and Happy Monday to you!
Larry W. August 7, 2011
This looks amazing! I agree that you left out an ingredient though...rum!
lapadia August 8, 2011
Thanks for your thoughts, LWC! :)
wssmom August 7, 2011
Oh, definitely cocounut rum-worthy!!
lapadia August 7, 2011
:) When I wrote the coconut-rum in I actually thought of you...for some reason, seriously, I did! Thx, wssmom :)
wssmom August 10, 2011
LOL I am sure!
lapadia August 5, 2011
SPECIAL NOTE RE: step #1!! This recipe has been submitted and I am unable to edit so I wanted to add that I totally missed F52's handy tip - how to dekernel, love it. Please check the link if you haven’t already seem it:
hardlikearmour August 4, 2011
This sounds awesome! Nicely done, lapadia!
lapadia August 5, 2011
Thanks, HLA! Next time I will make this with corn from my own garden :)
mrslarkin August 4, 2011
Sounds great lapadia! So glad u made a cool summer drink. I was working on a hot drink lst night - was yummy, but couldn't get it smooth enough. And its august after all! Silly me.
lapadia August 5, 2011
Thanks, for stopping by and checking out my recipe, mrslarkin!