Fresh Cantaloupe Sorbet and Blackberries

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. 

Ready?

Make simple syrup- 1 c water, 1 c sugar and heat on stove until sugar dissolves.  Then cool.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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What else can I do with my cantaloupes?  Ideas????

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