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Cantaloupe Sorbet

"This sorbet was used as a refreshing summer dessert after a hearty meal. Everyone loved it as a palate-cleansing finale to a great dinner." Gena Persons, Severn, MD
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling Process: 20 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    1 quart


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups cubed cantaloupe
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Transfer to a small bowl; refrigerate until chilled.
  • Place the cantaloupe, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a food processor; cover and process for 2-3 minutes or until blended.
  • Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 4 hours or until firm.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 126 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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  • Teri
    Apr 30, 2018

    This is a new favorite sorbet. I made a few minor alterations to the recipe. I substituted Limoncello for the 1/2 of the lemon (I add the Limoncello after boiling the simple syrup mixture), added lemon zest, and 1/2 teaspoon of powdered egg white. I find that a small amount of alcohol in my sorbets makes for easier scooping later, the zest seems to enhance the melon flavor, and the powdered egg white created more foam which made the sorbet fluffier. Even non melon lovers enjoyed this sorbet.

  • Dandiloin
    Sep 2, 2012

    Tasted Good. Just make sure you have it in everyones mines that it isn't orange sherbert.

  • menicki
    Jun 8, 2011

    I do not have an ice cream freezer but poured it into an ice cube tray, let it freeze , beat it until creamy then refroze it again, turns out great.

  • kerribear
    Jun 28, 2010

    Incredibly easy recipe and so refreshing! I used a blender since I didn't have a food processor and it turned out great. This would also make a yummy addition to a tropical cocktail. I'll definately be making this again!

  • bregen1
    Jun 22, 2010

    Sounds delicious, but alternate directions should be given for those of us who do not have ice cream freezers.