Friday, August 3, 2012

Cantaloupe Sorbet

I have been treating you almost every Friday with something sweet, or refreshing....in this case both. I love melons, any kind but somehow cantaloupes have been on top of my favorites. To me pleasant and soothing smell of the cantaloupe is priceless.
With more than half in my fridge, idea of sorbet came in my head. I knew that I will like it, and that my kids will have perfect after school sweet treat.
Recipe is very simple, and you can even include your children to help you out as they always like to help parents in the kitchen. 
Taste is absolutely amazing and I am sure you and your family will love this sorbet too. 


Cantaloupe Sorbet

Makes 3 Cups
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon
  • 1/2 Cantaloupe, cubed
Directions:
  1. Boil water with sugar and lemon juice for 20 minutes, take it off and let the syrup cool down to the room temperature.
  2. Cut the cantaloupe in half, peel and cube. 
  3. Put them in the food processor or blender; if the syrup is at the room temperature pour it over the cubed cantaloupe; blend until it is smooth--about 40-50 seconds. Transfer in to air tight container and chill in the fridge for few hours or even overnight. 
  4. Stir the chilled mixture, then freeze in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's instructions. Sorbet will be soft, but ready to eat, however for firmer sorbet, transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze at least one more hour.
  5. If you do not own the ice-cream maker, place immediately into freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 5 hrs. or over night. 


Enjoy!!!


Wishing you beautiful Friday and weekend ahead!

Your Friend,

Sandra  



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28 comments :

  1. How refreshing, I made this one time years ago and we loved thanks for the reminder. Your photos are so pretty love the contrasting colors.

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  2. Yum! I was just thinking about having some sort of cantaloupe ice cream! This looks incredibly refreshing, and the colors are so vibrant!

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  3. @Suzanne, I am glad that you made it before..I really liked it! Thanks!

    @Chung-Ah, Ice-cream would be great...and I think these would be much better in the ice cream maker. Thank you!

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  4. What a refreshing treat for summer! Love this Sandra, Happy Friday! :)

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  5. Oh, I want this right now! I LOVE all melons in the summer.

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  6. @Laura, Happy Friday to you too...Thank you!:)

    @Anita, I am glad you like it! Thanks!:)

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  7. Wow... I love the color of this sorbet!! It's perfect for these hot days. Have a wonderful weekend! ~ Ramona

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  8. excellent post sandra! these are perfect in this hot weather that we are having. ^^

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  9. what a fun and refreshing idea to use cantaloupe. We're more of a watermelon family but I'm pretty sure if I make this sorbet they will come and eat

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  10. I love your pictures! The sorbet looks amazing!

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  11. I love cantaloupe sorbet- it is so refreshing;-) The color is striking!

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  12. Just had a really sweet cantaloupe today! I've never made cantaloupe dessert before but this sounds very easy and quick to make. Thanks for the recipe and have a great weekend!

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  13. @Ramona, Thank you, it is pretty refreshing!

    @OJK, Thank you, yes it's great for hot summer days!

    @Roxy, I love watermelons, but often I prefer cantaloupe. Thank you!

    @Ellen, Thank you!!!

    @Patty, Thanks, I am happy that you like it!

    @Nami, I love really sweet Tuscany melons, they are amazing. Thank you!

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  14. What a gorgeous colour, Sandra. It looks so refreshing!

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  15. What a gorgeous sorbet! Sorbets are by far my favourite and the only ice-cream I choose is dark chocolate (maybe because it's bitter?). They are so refreshing and beautiful. Just like yours. I am in awe of your excellent colour combination in this photo: I would never think dark violet and orange go so well together!

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  16. What an incredibly flavoured beautiful creation my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  17. I have cantaloupe I need to use up also. Your sorbet looks velvety smooth and the color is beautiful.

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  18. You always have such gorgeous pictures! I would have never thought to use cantaloupe, fabulous! :)

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  19. i love the sweetness of cantaloupe, so this sorbet - i'm pretty sure - is AMAZING!!!! In the Philippines, we shave cantaloupe, mix it with water and sweetener of your choice to make a refreshing summer drink!

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  20. Easy recipe, wonderful outcome! I love the clicks, and this sorbet is life saving and refreshing dessert for the heat here :)

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  21. @Just cake girl, Thank you!:)

    @Sissi, :) I am really glad that you like it..I took a chance on purple and orange, I liked it on the end! Thank you!

    @CCU & Sandra, Thank you very much!

    @Dana, Awww, thanks for the Sweet comment!

    @Jen, Oh that sounds great..I will totally try shaved cantaloupe.Thank you!:)

    @Muna, Thank you, thank you so much!:)

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  22. Dear Sandra, This looks like a beautiful and refreshing delight. I can only imagine how delicious a melon sorbet is...wonderful idea. Blessings to you my dear, your friend, Catherine xo

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  23. This sounds so delicious and refreshing. I wish I had some right now for the hotness that is this afternoon.

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  24. @ Catherine, Thank you for your kind comment!

    @Emily, Thank you...it is very humid here so these are perfect!:))

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  25. This is so good! Love honey dews and cantaloupes too. They are just so refreshing and naturally sweet. Perfect as sorbets. Btw, it can be added to smoothies or juices too. Pair it with citrus-sure can't go wrong. Thanks for sharing the recipe Sandra! xoxo, Jo

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  26. Beautiful and LOVE! We made some in Italy this summer. I never thought of making it here and I don't know why because the flavor is wonderful.

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