A healthier dessert option that’s perfect for summer. You’re going to love this light and cool refreshing dessert. Cantaloupe sherbet may just become your new favorite as it is mine.
I absolutely love cantaloupe. Once I can find ripe ones in stores, I’m eating it for breakfast, lunch, etc. One of my favorite treats is cantaloupe with vanilla ice cream. When I found a recipe for cantaloupe sherbet in an old cookbook, I was so excited to try it. It’s just lovely! Perfectly sweet with just enough cantaloupe flavor. It’s so refreshing on a hot summer day.
What is cantaloupe sherbet?
It’s a simple and easy to make recipe using FRESH cantaloupe! It’s so good and so refreshing, especially on a hot summer’s day. If you’re a big fan of cantaloupe like me then I know you’re going to enjoy this recipe as much as we have over the years! This recipe only requires a few ingredients and a little effort, making it an even better reason to buy in-season melons and dig on in!
Cantaloupe Sherbet Ingredients
-Cantaloupe: You will need 1 ripe cantaloupe to have enough to make a decent sized batch of sherbet.
-Half and half: 2 cups of half and half will help give us a creamier result and make this dish incredible without so many added calories and fats.
-Sugar: We want 1/2 cup of granulated sugar to help us make this treat sweet.
-Unflavored gelatin: Holding the mix together in an envelope’s worth of unflavored gelatin. You can find a box of it near the jellos and pectin in the baking aisle of your grocery store.
-Corn syrup: Just 1/4 cup of corn syrup will give us some sweetness and thickness needed for the sherbet to taste incredible.
-Salt: We only need a small dash of salt as it will help to enhance the flavors and make this ice cream mix turn out much tastier.
How to make cantaloupe sherbet
Cut and slice your cantaloupe into large sized chunks and set it aside.
Place 1 cup of half and half in a bowl with sugar and microwave for 1 minute.
Stir in the gelatin, corn syrup, and salt and stir again.
Blend the cantaloupe and remaining 1 cup of half and half in a blender for 1 minute until smooth.
Add in the sugar mixture and blend again to combine.
Put the blender in the freezer and freeze for about 3 hours.
Remove from the freezer and blend again until smooth.
Repeat the process again and then transfer the mixture to a bread pan and freeze until firm.
Scoop and serve.
- 1 ripe cantaloupe
- 2 cups half & half
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- dash of salt
- Cut cantaloupe into large chunks and set aside.
- Microwave 1 cup of half & half and the sugar for 1 minute. Stir, then add the gelatin, corn syrup & salt and stir again.
- Blend cantaloupe and remaining 1 cup of half & half together until smooth. Add in sugar mixture and blend to combine. Put blender in the freezer and freeze for about 3 hours.
- Remove from freezer and blend until smooth. Repeat process once again, then transfer to a bread pan and freeze until firm.
- Scoop, serve and ENJOY!
What to serve with cantaloupe sherbet
Serve your sherbet with fresh berries, whipped cream, or even graham crackers if desired. This treat is good on its own too so don’t worry about serving it up with too much on the side.
How long is cantaloupe sherbet good for?
This sherbet can last up to a few months if properly stored in a covered airtight container in the freezer. That said you definitely won’t want to wait long as this treat is too good to resist.
More chilled recipes to enjoy
- CHILLED PEACH SOUP
- CARAMEL NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE
- STRAWBERRY BANANA ICE CREAM FLOAT
- QUICK STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM
- BANANA SPLIT MILKSHAKES
- STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM PIE
- CHERRY CHEESECAKE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
- LEMON ICEBOX PIE
- EASY OREO ICE CREAM CAKE
- CHOCOLATE CHERRY ICE CREAM
- RASPBERRY ICE CREAM PIE
- HOMEMADE RASPBERRY JAM ICE CREAM
- SNOW ICE CREAM
- SKINNY OREO MILKSHAKE
- WATERMELON ICE BOX COOKIES
Homemade cantaloupe sherbet is a treat that is made with love and patience. every bit of effort is well worth it though for that fresh melon taste and creamy sweet results. You’re going to love this chilled summer treat!