Blended persimmon mocktail is a favorite easy autumn drink

Nov 19, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. ET

It's not easy to find recipes using persimmons, but here is a quick and easy way to enjoy them in a drink.

Like most fruits, persimmons are rich in vitamins and minerals. They are high in beta-carotene, potassium and vitamins A and C, and a glass of this fruit plus other natural and healthy ingredients can benefit our bodies. They are autumn fruits and perfect in an end-of-season iced drink before the real cold settles in. Grab some ripe persimmons, and puree them in the blender with some sparkling water, fresh lemon, sugar and ice. You will be hooked, just like me and my family.

Persimmon spritzer

Blended persimmon mocktail recipe

Persimmons are delicious fruits that should be enjoyed in different ways. This time, I blended them with lemon, sugar, sparkling water and ice for a delicious, seasonal mocktail you'll want to make again and again.

Serves 1

Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 persimmon, peeled (or 1 cup pulp)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • Ice cubes

Directions:

  1. To a blender, add the persimmon, lemon juice, zest, sugar, water and ice. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass, and serve immediately.

More persimmon recipes

Persimmon gingerbread loaf
Persimmon and yogurt parfait
Persimmon and cranberry holiday oats

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