My favorite flavor at the ice cream shop around the street is blueberry mint. When it's 10am and I can't justify getting ice cream, I make a smoothie with the same flavors. Last time I made this, I had some cucumbers lying around, and suspected they'd make a good addition. They did! - linzarella —linzarella
Test Kitchen Notes
This was delicious. I was a little concerned that the mint wouldn't chop up in the blender, but it was no problem. Blueberry and mint together are AMAZING (I can't wait to make the ice cream!) and the cucumber gave the drink a green background flavor that was very pleasant and even felt healthy. I thought I'd just have a taste and save the rest for dessert, but I couldn't stop drinking it, it was so good. A definite recommendation as an Editor's Pick. - drbabs
cucmber, preferably thin-skinned and not very seedy, peeled and chopped
plain, whole milk yogurt
mint leaves, packed
maple syrup, or more to taste
milk or buttermilk, or more as needed
In This Recipe
Combine cucumber, blueberries, mint, yogurt, maple syrup, salt, and milk or buttermilk in a blender and process until well-combined. Depending on the thickness of your yogurt, you may need much more or much less milk/buttermilk. Proceed accordingly. Taste, and add another pinch of salt or drizzle maple syrup if needed.
Garnish with a mint sprig, a single frozen blueberry, and a thin slice of cucumber.