• Join Home Gardening Forum

Cantaloupe Ice Cream


Master Gardener
South Central Texas
Planting Zone
As you know, we had the best ever cantaloupe crop this year. Many were given away & the vines are still producing... So it's time to try something new.

I started by making the base of the ice cream (this will work with any flavor). It will yield a generous quart.

2 Cups of heavy whipping cream
3/4 Cup of sugar
1 Cup of milk
2 large eggs

Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy (1 to 2 minutes).

Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended (about 1 minute more).

Pour in the cream & milk, whisking to blend.

Then we prepare a large cantaloupe by cutting it in half & scooping out the seeds.

Cut the fruit into small chunks & put the chunks into a mixing bowl & mash until the fruit is purred.​

Cover the melon purée & refrigerate (this step can be skipped if you had previously chilled the melon).​

It's now showtime... Transfer the sweet cream base into your ice cream maker & freeze following the manufacturer's instructions.

After the ice cream stiffens, add the cantaloupe (about 2 minutes before it is done). Continue freezing until the ice cream is ready.


Note: I made a triple batch as we have a large ice cream maker (5 quarts).
Last edited:

Similar threads