Melon Ice Cream

Melon Ice Cream

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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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  • Makes about 1 1/2 pounds ice cream 8 servings
  • 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
  1. Add the melon pulp into the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Mix egg yolks with sugar and vanilla until thick, creamy and pale yellow colored. You can do that over a double boiler too.
  3. In a separate bowl whip the whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold the cream through the egg yolks mixture.
  4. Add melon puree and stir to combine.
  5. Transfer in a covered storage container and place in the freezer.
  6.  Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  7. Thaw ice cream 8 to 10 minutes at room temperature before serving.MelonIceCream_step13
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving (91 g) - Calories:140, Fat:7.3g, Saturated Fat:4.1g, Carbohydrates:17.9g, Sugar:17.1g, Fiber:0.5g, Protein:1.8g, Cholesterol:99mg, Calories from Fat 66, Sodium 18mg, Potassium 170mg, Vitamin A 45%, Vitamin C 35%, Calcium 2%, Iron 2%, Nutrition Grade D+, Daily Percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On July 18, 2014 at 09:17 am, Rosa said...
Surely exquisite! A pity I don't like the flavour of melons... ;-)
On July 18, 2014 at 06:11 pm, Maureen said...
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! :)
On July 19, 2014 at 07:18 am, Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen said...
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!
On July 19, 2014 at 09:23 am, Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking said...
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 :-)
On July 19, 2014 at 11:48 am, Zach said...
Wow this looks so cool! Thanks! :)
On July 19, 2014 at 11:50 am, Laura Dembowski said...
I have never heard of melon ice cream, but the color is so pretty and I bet the flavor is awesome as well!
On July 19, 2014 at 03:50 pm, Liz said...
What a great ice cream flavor! So refreshing!
On July 20, 2014 at 11:16 pm, Dedy@Dentist Chef said...
Wow, Never had icecream from real melon instead of melon flavoured only before.... i'm gonna try this for sure!!!
On July 22, 2014 at 10:12 pm, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
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 good!!! Thanks for this recipe. Good timing!
On August 17, 2014 at 06:03 pm, Michelle said...
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!!

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.

On January 13, 2015 at 05:12 pm, K said...
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!
On April 06, 2015 at 03:08 pm, Hemin said...
It looks so yummy, i will give it a try this weekend :)

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.

On September 21, 2015 at 12:58 am, Claire said...
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.

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?

On October 06, 2015 at 09:24 pm, Cheryl said...
Hi dear, can I use yoghurt & non dairy whipping cream instead of eggs?

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.. 

On October 06, 2015 at 09:24 pm, Cheryl said...
Hi dear, can I use yoghurt & non dairy whipping cream instead of eggs?
On October 06, 2015 at 09:25 pm, Cheryl said...
Hi dear, can I use yoghurt & non dairy whipping cream instead of eggs?
On March 16, 2016 at 09:15 am, Paul said...
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?
On June 07, 2016 at 03:54 am, Martina said...
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?
On July 31, 2016 at 08:01 am, Ilse said...
Hi, 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!
On August 15, 2016 at 02:19 pm, Kim said...
HI, is there a problem with making this in an ice cream maker instead of freezing in a container?

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