8.26.2011

Muskmelons - A Sundae and a cold summer soup

My mother grew a plethora of muskmelons.  The smaller ones she would bring home and slice then in half, clean out the seeds and scoop vanilla ice cream into the center.  Sometimes it was homemade ice cream.  She would drizzle homemade hot fudge sauce or a homemade strawberry rhubarb sauce on top. It was incredibly yummy.   Try it sometime, its so simple!

Here is a fantastic recipe for muskmelon soup.  Go with it for a moment, okay?  It's of course, a chilled soup.  I promise, you won't be disappointed.

1 muskmelon, peeled, seeded and cubed.
2-1/2 c orange juice, fresh squeezed if you can.  (Clementines are GREAT).  Is not, use the NO PULP variety.
1 T fresh lime juice.
2 t honey (we like Liquid Gold Honey)
1/4 t ground cinnamon

1.  Place the prepared muskmelon and 1 c of the OJ into a bowl.  Using a hand blender, process until smooth.  You can use a regular blender or a food processor).  If you used a blender or food processor, transfer to a large bowl.

2.  Once blended, add to the mix the remaining OJ, lime juice and cinnamon.  Stir until mixed thoroughly.

3.  Transfer to an airtight container and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour, to chill and allow flavors to blend.

MUSKMELON SOUP RECIPE PRINTABLE VERSION