Cantaloupe and Cucumber Sorbet

Monday, July 13, 2009

Cantaloupe & Cucumber Sorbet (Food Librarian)

Esi of Dishing up Delights has a great blog. Really. Everything she cooks or bakes is so scrumptious. Most days I just want to put a fork into the screen. Seriously, if scratch-and-sniff stickers have been popular since the 80's, why can't we someone create a way to eat what we see on the Interwebnets?

Well, until that much needed invention comes along, I just have to make some of Esi's delicious treats. Recently, she made Cantaloupe Sorbet...and I just had to make it, with a little cucumber twist.

I think cantaloupe and cucumber have refreshing flavors so I combined the two in a sorbet.

I meant to add some vodka to keep the sorbet from getting rock hard, but didn't have any. I'll just have to eat it all really fast.

Esi adapted a recipe from Chaos In the Kitchen who adapted it from David Lebovitz. All roads for any frozen dessert come via Mr. Lebovitz! :)

Cantaloupe & Cucumber Sorbet (Food Librarian)

Here is what I did:
Cantaloupe and Cucumber Sorbet
1/2 cantaloupe, or 2 cups seeded and chopped cantaloupe, or 15 ounces of chopped cantaloupe
1/2 cup seeded and chopped cucumber
1/2 c sugar
2 teaspoon Meyer lemon juice

Blitz the cantaloupe and cucumber in a food processor until smooth. In a bowl, combine the puree, sugar and lemon juice. Freeze in an ice cream maker.

Happy Summer! This sorbet is really refreshing. I had some for breakfast this morning (hey, it has fruit and veggies!)
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17 comments:

Nancy/n.o.e said... [Reply to comment]

OOH, that sorbet does look cool and refreshing! I've been making quite liberal use of Monsieur Lebovitz's recipes myself lately.

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

What a refreshing summer treat!

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

What a wonderful idea for a refreshing summer treat! Thanks so much for posting.

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

Fun idea! Sounds like a really interesting flavor combination - perfect for summer.

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

This sorbet looks so refreshing! A nice summery treat:) I love that you combined melon and cucumber..yummy!!!

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

Aw, you're making me blush! I love the cucumber addition to this. Perfect for the hot hot heat we are experiencing.

Engineer Baker said... [Reply to comment]

Cucumber and cantaloupe are definitely perfect, especially with the hot days we've been having. And yes, Lebovitz is where it's at, as long as "it" is ice cream and other frozen treats :)

Susan from Food Blogga said... [Reply to comment]

I love that flavor pairing; it must be delightfully refreshing.

Kerstin said... [Reply to comment]

Cantaloupe and cucumber sorbet sounds like something you'd get at a fancy restaurant! Love it!

justJENN said... [Reply to comment]

I clicked onto the blog and saw that she made baked corn dogs, which I also made this week! The internet is weirdly small.

vibi said... [Reply to comment]

What a surprising combination!!! WOW! Very creative... and as usual: is there anything you do that's not perfect? lol

Ingrid said... [Reply to comment]

I'm not certain I've seen a more perfect looking scoop of ice cream. Love the dish you served it in too.
~ingrid

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

A perfect refreshing treat to beat the SoCal heat wave...yum! I love the flavor combo.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds and looks delish. Will you please post a pic of your ice cream maker, too? Your fan, Racheal

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

I love cantaloupe and love that you combined it with cucumber! This sounds awesome.

lyndsay said... [Reply to comment]

woohoo! fresh, summery, lovely... ! :)

pinkstripes said... [Reply to comment]

Cantelope cucumber sorbet sounds amazing. A perfect summmer flavor. YUM.

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