Desserts and Pastries — By Ben on 07 August 2009
Cantaloupe Ginger Ice Cream

Cantaloup ginger ice cream

Here in Ohio we’ve had a very mild summer this year (and I thank the weather gods for that), but that hasn’t stopped me from enjoying all the delicious treats that this season brings with it. Some of my all time favorite summer treats are melons, watermelons, cantaloupes, muskmelons… wow! Nothing says summer refreshment like melons.

That’s why when my lovely friend Meeta of What’s for Lunch, Honey? and Hillary of Chew on That announced the theme for July Monthly Mingle was Marvelous Melons I knew I had to come up with something delicious and refreshing. Since I have been having a lot of fun with my ice cream machine the most obvious (and easiest) thing to make was ice cream. However, this time I decided to spice it up a little and fresh ginger was the best choice.

Cantaloup ginger ice cream

Cantaloupe Ginger Ice Cream
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • •1 medium cantaloupe
  • •1/4 cup peeled and coarsely grated gingerroot (approx)
  • •4 egg whites
  • •1 cup heavy cream
  • •1 can evaporated milk
  • •1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • •1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a small pot warm up heavy cream with ginger. Stir constantly until it starts to boil.
  2. Transfer milk to a bowl and whisk in egg whites. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Cut cantaloupe in half. Discard seeds and refrigerate one half to use as a serving bowl.
  4. Blend the other half with evaporated milk, condensed milk and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour ginger milk through a sieve and whisk in the melon mix.
  6. Freeze ice cream following ice cream machine instructions.
  7. Serve ice cream in the half cantaloupe you saved. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and enjoy!

Cantaloup ginger ice cream

¡Buen provecho!

And speaking of ice creams, here is the roundup for July’s Homemade challenge: Ice cream. I am sorry it took me awhile to post it, but with all the activities I’ve been doing this summer time just flies by! Please visit the participants’ blogs and comment on their fabulous entries:

The Homemade event will take a break in August because I don’t have the time right now to promote it (or the forum). This will allow me to think about what I want to do with my almost dead forum, but the event itself will come back in September either way.

Thank you everybody!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(22) Readers Comments

  1. I am in love with the flavors here! The mint on the tops sound great with ginger too. Very nice & a beautiful pastel shade you have there.

  2. GREAT PRESENTATION!!! LOVE IT.

  3. so classy flavour pairing!! and gorgeous presentation as always!
    My sister is trying to get into food photography, so I immediately referred her here so she can learn from you. I just love your work :)

  4. Looks very good. Nothing like summer for ice-creams. Luckily we live in a part of the world where its ice-cream tinme the year around!

  5. I've never tried ginger with cantaloupe and can't wait to get home to try it. How refreshing!

    What do you think about putting Tuna Salad or Chicken Salad in melon halves?

  6. Mellons are my favorite summer fruit too and if I could have it in this delightful ice-cream, it would make me extremely happy!!!!

  7. So Creative hah!

  8. This ice cream sounds super refreshing! I love the combination of ginger and cantaloupe!

  9. This is so beautiful…not only a great dessert but a beautiful tablescape as well. It looks so refreshing and I love the soft colors.

  10. That ice cream sounds so refreshing

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