Melon Sa Malamig (Filipino Cantaloupe Drink)
Melon sa Malamig is a Cantaloupe drink from the Philippines.
Sa Malamig means “cold” in Tagalog. This cantaloupe drink is very refreshing just perfect for a hot summer day.
Use a grater to shred the cantaloupe or a melon scraper if you have one. You can add vanilla extract or evaporated milk if you like, these ingredients are optional.
If using the evaporated milk, drink the melon beverage quickly after the milk is added.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water, plus more for pitcher
- 1 medium cantaloupe
- optional: large splash vanilla extract
- optional: evaporated milk
Once the water comes to a boil, reduce heat to low.
Simmer, stirring often, until sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat and let cool.
If a melon scraper is not available, slice the cantaloupe and grate the flesh into the bowl.
If using, add a splash of vanilla extract or some evaporated milk.