How to Make Melon Ice Cream

by Athena Hessong

Bright orange cantaloupe cubes add flavor and color to ice cream.

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Items you will need

  • 2 cups honeydew or cantaloupe melon cubes
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cups half and half
  • Food processor
  • Ice cream machine

Take advantage of all the summer has to offer. Sweet, succulent melon together with rich milk in a frozen dessert will please even the pickiest of palates. Melon flavored ice cream uses the cantaloupe or honeydew melons available in abundance during the warm summer months. This fruit is often considered only a breakfast side dish or for salads, but even healthy melon can be a part of a decadent dessert. Use cantaloupe or honeydew melons for your ice cream, because watermelons are too watery for the recipe.

Step 1

Combine the melon cubes, sugar, and half and half in the work bowl of a food processor.

Step 2

Puree the mixture until smooth.

Step 3

Transfer the mixture to an ice cream machine.

Step 4

Freeze according to the ice cream maker manufacturer's instructions.

Tips

  • If you do not have an ice cream maker, freeze the ice cream base in a shallow baking pan. Scrape the mixture out of the baking pan after 30 minutes and puree in your food processor. This will make the ice cream smooth instead of icy. Refreeze the ice cream mixture for another 30 minutes. Repeat pureeing and freezing the ice cream for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until the ice cream has an ice cream consistency.

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