I have a young star fruit tree so I only have about 10 fruits out there now. A good friend gave me 2 bags of star fruit so I am testing every recipe I can. What surprised me about this one is that blending it seemed to open up more flavor than when I just slice it and eat it. I used about 1/2 cup ice and 1/2 cup water....so a little less than the recipe. Since I have a blender on steroids (Blendtec) I just trimmed the ends and ribs and threw it in the blender whole.