Melon ice cream is on my list of recipes for quite a long time. It is one of my husband and daughter’s favorite ice cream so it was about time to make it at home.

I’ve tried various combinations for melon ice cream but this one is the winner. It is easy, quick and no ice cream machine needed. In no more than 15 minutes you can have a refreshing, flavorful and fruity ice cream. What can be a better reward for these summer days?

I have used Cantaloupe melon as I love it’s orange colored pulp but if the color is not that important for you I think you can use any other melon you have around. The taste is amazing no matter the color I would say.

Hope you will try it and don’t forget to let me know if you do. Have a nice summer time.

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Melon Ice Cream

5 from 1 vote
Easy, quick recipe for melon ice cream, no ice cream machine needed. In no more than 15 minutes you can have a refreshing, flavorful and fruity ice cream.
Servings 1 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 1 pound (500 g) Cantaloupe melon pulp
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
  • 1 cup (240g) whipping cream (35% fat)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Add the melon pulp into the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth.
  • Mix egg yolks with sugar and vanilla until thick, creamy and pale yellow colored. You can do that over a double boiler too.
  • In a separate bowl whip the whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold the cream through the egg yolks mixture.
  • Add melon puree and stir to combine.
  • Transfer in a covered storage container and place in the freezer.
  •  Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Thaw ice cream 8 to 10 minutes at room temperature before serving.MelonIceCream_step13



Serving: 1gCalories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 17.9gProtein: 1.8gFat: 7.3gSaturated Fat: 4.1gCholesterol: 99mgSugar: 17.1g
Calories: 140kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cantaloupe ice cream, ice cream, melon, melon ice cream, no ice cream machine, no-churn, recipe, summer

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  1. Rosa Author says:

    Surely exquisite! A pity I don’t like the flavour of melons… 😉

  2. Maureen Author says:

    I love this but I’ve never tasted it. How can that be? It looks amazingly good and I love melon and ice cream is always a goer. I must have it! 🙂

  3. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen Author says:

    I’ve never made ice cream before, but I’ve always wanted to! I think this melon ice cream is the perfect flavor for summer!

  4. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking Author says:

    As I already told you on IG, LOVE your photos! The color of the ice cream is exquisite! I have a cantaloupe sitting on my counter that I was going to use to flavor water but I think I should use it to make ice cream now 🙂

  5. Zach Author says:

    Wow this looks so cool! Thanks! 🙂

  6. Laura Dembowski Author says:

    I have never heard of melon ice cream, but the color is so pretty and I bet the flavor is awesome as well!

  7. Liz Author says:

    What a great ice cream flavor! So refreshing!

  8. Wow, Never had icecream from real melon instead of melon flavoured only before….
    i’m gonna try this for sure!!!

  9. Nami | Just One Cookbook Author says:

    I loooove cantaloupe melon and it’s sitting at the kitchen counter! I never thought of making it into ice cream but now I am seriously considering this to be made at home! I can already imagine the final product…so good!!! Thanks for this recipe. Good timing!

  10. Michelle Author says:

    I had cantaloupe ice cream 20 years ago as a child as a small ice cream shop in my home town. No one ever believed me and I’ve been looking everywhere since. I was so excited to find your recipe. Making it now!!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      So glad that you found my recipe:) We are very used with melon ice cream either homemade or bought from ice cream shops in town and I was very surprised that are people who have never heard of this 🙂 It is delicious. One of our favorite.

  11. Hello hello,

    I wanted to tell you that I made your recipe… well I made a version of something inspired by your recipe. I used strawberries and verbena rather than melon and I only added 2 tsp of brown sugar to the eggs (on a low sugar diet). It was delicious. If I could suggest something it would be to tell your readers to taste the batter before and adjust to taste at that time (sugar and vanilla or whatever else). Obv. They can’t re-cream the sugar with the eggs for sweetness, but they can add a little agave syrup to the end mixture without messing everything up. Cheers!

  12. Hemin Author says:

    It looks so yummy, i will give it a try this weekend 🙂

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      It is delicious.. my daughters are keep asking for this ice cream,I am waiting for summer to come with it's best flavorful melons.

  13. Claire Author says:

    I tried this yesterday, it turned out delicious.
    However I noticed that most of the melon juice puree ended up sinking to the bottom of the tub while the cream rose to the top. As such I felt that my ice cream mixture was not well-mixed enough.
    Any way to overcome that? or something I did wrongly.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hmm… not sure why this happened.. did the cream whip well? It's hard for me to figure it out as I was not there to see the steps. sorry.. what melon did you use? maybe it was more watery?

  14. Cheryl Author says:

    Hi dear, can I use yoghurt & non dairy whipping cream instead of eggs?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      non dairy whipping cream is fine.. If you want an eggless ice cream I would just use whipping cream with sweetened condensed milk like in this recipe:   and then add melon puree.. will be delightful and easy to prepare.. 

  15. Cheryl Author says:

    Hi dear, can I use yoghurt & non dairy whipping cream instead of eggs?

  16. Cheryl Author says:

    Hi dear, can I use yoghurt & non dairy whipping cream instead of eggs?

  17. Paul Author says:

    If we use egg yolks, as suggested in this recipe, do we not have to heat the cream? Otherwise will we not be eating raw eggs?

  18. Martina Author says:

    Hi, I would like to try this ice cream, but I wonder, why there need to be eggs, but in your strawberry ice cream there aren’t any. What yould happen if I will mix only melon, cream and sugar?

  19. Ilse Author says:


    I’ve just made this recipe. It’s now in the freezer, waiting for it to freeze properly 🙂
    What I was wondering: do you use a bit of sugar with the whipped cream as well? In the video you don’t seem to use any sugar, but I thought I’d better ask it.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  20. Kim Author says:

    HI, is there a problem with making this in an ice cream maker instead of freezing in a container?

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