October in America means Halloween and pumpkins.  In Korea however, October means persimmon (감) season.  There are a plethora of persimmons at the market.   The taller variety are only edible when soft.  The squat ones can be eaten hard or soft.

I just bought 10 for 3,000W (approx. 3 USD).  And while I enjoy the sloppy mess of eating them, I wondered what else could be done with so many soft persimmons…

Persimmon Smoothie

1 soft persimmon (remove green leaves, large seeds; skin okay; cut into chunks and frozen)

1-2 Tbs. sweetened condensed milk (optional, for added sweetness)

1/2 cup (or more) milk

Place the frozen chunks into cylinder, drizzle with sweetened condensed milk, cover with enough milk for proper immersion blender function.  Blend thoroughly and enjoy!

Features persimmon flavor without the slimy texture.  A yummy way to get your vitamin C and calcium in one cool cup.