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Cantaloupe Snow Cone

Posted Aug 14 2008 4:11pm 1 Comment


Remember snow cones - those icy sugary flavored domes enjoyed at festivals and fairs, and that cooled you off on hot summer days? I just loved them as a kid and recently reacquainted myself with this fun treat by creating a raw version.

Cantaloupe isn’t the first flavor that comes to mind when you think of a snow cone, however it turned out to be a great choice. Besides, my husband was a bit over zealous when we last went food shopping. There were six cantaloupes hanging around the kitchen and I had to do something quick – one down, five more to go.

You don’t need a snow cone machine to make this treat, a blender or a food processor, a freezer friendly container, and a little manual shaving action will do the job.

Cantaloupe Snow Cone

Any fruit or fruit combination– cherry, blueberry, peach, grape, strawberry, watermelon, cherry, pineapple, or raspberry - is perfect for making these snow cones. Some fruits are naturally sweeter than others so you may want to use agave for added sweetness.

4 cups cantaloupe chunks, peeled, seeds removed

1 tablespoon agave , optional

Blend the cantaloupe chunks in a blender or process in a food process. Pour the cantaloupe juice into a freezer friendly container and place in the freezer.

When the cantaloupe juice is frozen, remove the container from the refrigerator and allow the cantaloupe ice to thaw just a bit, about 10 minutes.

Begin shaving the top of the cantaloupe ice with an ice cream scoop or sturdy utensil. Continue until you have enough shaved ice to create a snowball.

Use a glass with a short bowl and wide enough rim to pack in the shaved ice. Pack the shaved ice up to the rim, then top with more shaved ice and shape to create a dome.

Serve immediately and enjoy.

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Cute idea! I have made canteloupe juice in a juicer (rind included) and it was so good. Thanks for the great idea!
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