Cantaloupe Italian Ice

Total Time:
36 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
1 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 quart (32 ounces) water
  • 1 pound, 4 ounces sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 medium-sized ripe cantaloupes
Directions

Dissolve sugar and water in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool.

Peel and seed the cantaloupes. Cut into 2-inch pieces. Puree in a food processor. Strain through a medium sieve. Mix strained cantaloupe juice, sugar syrup, and lemon juice with a wire whisk.

Pour into an ice cream machine. Add some cantaloupe pulp, if desired. Freeze to a smooth consistency, according to manufacturer's directions.

Serving suggestion: You may wish to place in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator for a few hours to harden. Serve in a dessert glass topped with whipped cream or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.


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