The cantaloupe we purchased at the farmer’s stand was huge. One melon gave us enough meat for
- 3 breakfasts of fruit sprinkled with cereal
- 2 desserts of fresh fruit cubes
- a delicious Cantaloupe Agua Fresca
I’ll confess I was a bit skeptical when I read the following recipe in my latest issue of Southern Living. I figured it would either be too sweet, or even worse, too cantaloupe-y in flavor. In fact, it was neither.
Warning: this is a bit of work but it’s well worth it for a delicious and refreshing summer fruit drink.
- 4 c. cubed seedless cantaloupe (you can also use watermelon or honeydew)
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 2 c. cold water
Process fruit and sugar in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding solids. Stir in 2 cups cold water. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Serve over ice.