Pawpaw, melon and blueberry cooler

October 16, 2017 (Last Updated: October 17, 2017)
Pawpaw, melon and blueberry cooler

This is a fancier version of the usual store-bought fruit juice – simply add a shot or two of alcohol and you’ve got yourself a quick and easy fruity cocktail.

Recipe by Illanique van Aswegen

Photograph by Henk Hattingh

Pawpaw, melon and blueberry cooler


  • 1kg pawpaw, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 300g melon, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 500ml (2 cups) orange juice
  • 120g blueberries
  • ice, to serve
  • fresh mint sprigs, to serve



Place the pawpaw, melon and orange juice in a blender and purée until smooth.


Stir in the blueberries and serve over lots of ice, garnished with fresh mint.

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