Four ingredients are all you need to make this Cantaloupe Sorbet! Sweet, refreshing and perfect for an easy summer dessert!
A couple weeks ago I was at one of the farmers markets near my house and got my first Rocky Ford cantaloupe of the season. Just as I look forward to Colorado’s Palisade peaches, I have an equal love for all of the Rocky Ford melons. I especially love getting them at the farmers markets because they will pick one out for me so I don’t have to worry about winding up with a flavorless or mushy melon.
I know some of you are already starting to think about fall, but I am still stuck in summer and savoring every last day of it. The kids around here started back to school this week and I feel like once that happens everyone gets all pumpkin spice happy.
Not me though! I won’t be breaking out the pumpkin, cinnamon, and fall scented candles for at least another month. In the meantime I’m going to keep eating all the melons and peaches and making frozen, refreshing, and seasonal treats like this Cantaloupe Sorbet.
This was my first time using a melon to make a sorbet. I’ve made lots of different berry sorbets so I figured why not make one with a cantaloupe. The cantaloupe made an amazingly creamy sorbet and the color is just stunning!
On top of being beautiful and delicious, this sorbet uses minimal ingredients and is so easy to make! All you need is a large cantaloupe, sugar, a lime, and a couple tablespoons of vodka. The vodka is flavorless so you won’t taste it at all, but it keeps the sorbet soft so you don’t have to use a chisel to get it out of the container once it’s frozen.
The flavor of the cantaloupe is at the forefront as it should be, but I love the hint of lime flavor that you get as well. This cantaloupe sorbet is a perfectly refreshing summer treat that you must make before all the pumpkins and apples take over your kitchen!
- 6 cups cubed cantaloupe, chilled
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar depending on how sweet you like things
- Juice of a lime
- 2 tablespoons vodka
- Place all of ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Chill the mixture completely in the refrigerator. If the cantaloupe mixture has separated, whisk or blend again it until combined.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturers instructions. Scoop the sorbet into a freezer safe container and freeze for several hours before serving.
Be sure to place the ice cream maker bowl in the freezer the night before making the sorbet to ensure that it is frozen and works properly.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 2gSugar: 57gProtein: 2g