that’s what i think every time i think of cantaloupe…it’s from some corny joke, like: why was the groom so sad before the wedding? because he can’t elope (cantaloupe…ah-hahaha!)!!!! or something like that…
lame jokes aside, i wanted some sorbet in a bad way because it’s pretty much almost summer…except we’ve been having some strange weather out here in the great northwest of nevada. afternoon thunder storms have been gracing us since the beginning of last week (love the stormy weather…it’s scarce ’round these parts). very strange, but very nice. as you can see, i made sorbet anyway, because i do what i want…
the sorbet was quite cantaloupey, as to be expected. it tasted pretty much like frozen cantaloupe, no complaints, but i think some mint or other herb would have added a little something. i have watermelon sorbet planned later this week and i picked up some mint to go with, should be delightful if the cantaloupe sorbet is any gauge for other melony frozen treats.
i also have a non-food realted post coming up soon for this amazing swap i am participating in. i am assembling my box of goods soonly and i am so excited! it was organized by the always inspiring, lovely lady nadia of la porte rouge. her blog is where i go to soak in all things pretty…go there, bask in the loveliness…
peeled, seeded and chopped cantaloupe from a 3.5 (ish) lb. melon
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup water
heat sugar with water and juice in a medium saucepan until sugar dissolves completely. bring to a simmer and simmer for about a minute. remove from heat and allow to cool while you peel, seed and chop melon.
puree cantaloupe in blender or processor with syrup until smooth. chill completely in the refrigerator. freeze in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer’s instructions.