Cantaloupe A La Mode Recipe
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Cantaloupe A La Mode Recipe

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This special dessert is a refreshing finale to a warm weather meal.—Nancy Walker, Granite City, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 small cantaloupes, halved and seeded
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Fresh mint, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 337 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first five ingredients; bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add blueberries; cook until heated through. Fill cantaloupe with ice cream; top with sauce. Garnish with mint if desired. Yield: 4 servings (1 cup sauce).
Originally published as Cantaloupe A La Mode in Country Woman May/June 1997, p35

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