Being in Indiana this time of year means cantaloupes. AND BIG ONES. This week, through various means, I found myself with three huge melons. When I say huge, I mean huge; they each weighed in at just under 7 pounds!
I went on the search for things to do with cantaloupe, besides slicing it and eating it for breakfast and snacks (although that has been fantastic!)
I came across several recipes for cantaloupe sorbet. Now that sounded like something I had to try. It was so easy and so yummy.
Make simple syrup- 1 c water, 1 c sugar and heat on stove until sugar dissolves. Then cool.
While you are making the simple syrup and cooling it, cut the melon into pieces (remove seeds and rind). Pop them in your food processor.
Pour into a bowl and then slowly add 1/2 the syrup. Taste (fun part). Then add a little more (more fun). It should taste sweeter than you might prefer; some of the sweetness diminishes in the freezer. Then find a container and freeze. Stir a few times as it is freezing.
If I were to do this again (which I will), I would choose a flatter container. It REALLY freezes and scooping it out is a little challenging, BUT worth it!
I topped it with fresh blackberries and a smidgen of honey. The blackberries are from bushes in our back. It was so yummy last night that I had it again for breakfast today!
What else can I do with my cantaloupes? Ideas????