summer - cantaloupe seed beverage

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By Baby Kato
from Beautiful Shore Country, NB

I love melons, especially Cantaloupes. I was so pleased to find this recipe, which enables me to use the seeds instead of throwing them out. How wonderful is this, I get to make Agua Fresca or Horchata with the flesh and this lovely subtle drink with the seeds. It's all good. Hope you will enjoy it too. It tastes best the day after it is made.

serves 4 (No cook time)
prep time 2 Min
cook time 3 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For summer - cantaloupe seed beverage

  • seeds from 1 medium cantaloupe (about ½ cup)
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • honey, to taste
  • 4 cups water, divided into two portions

How To Make summer - cantaloupe seed beverage

  • 1
    In a blender, grind the melon seeds with 2 cups of water until as smooth as possible, then pour the mixture through a strainer into a large pitcher.
  • 2
    Put the seed bits back into the blender and mix with the last 2 cups water, vanilla, salt and honey, to your preference.
  • 3
    Now strain this mixture into a pitcher, stir well, add more honey if necessary.
  • 4
    Put beverage in fridge to chill. When ready serve over ice and enjoy.