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Monday, August 26, 2019

Ice melon drink

During summer months in the Philippines, iced drinks using local fruits in season are available and sold as street food and you will find it in every street corner, one of the most popular is the rockmelon or Cantaloupe melon.

Ice melon drink is composed of strips of rockmelon, white sugar, cubed ice and water served in tall glasses or just ladled in plastic cups. It is refreshing especially in hot summer days and very easy to make. 

You have to use a special scraper to create long strips of melon, Even though you live overseas, I am sure you will not miss this refreshing drink as melon is now abundantly available in most countries and it is very simple to make, this scraper is available at Filipino stores.

Iced Melon Drink Ingredients:
  • 1 medium size rockmelon (cantaloupe)
  • water
  • sugar
  • cube ice or crashed ice

You will also need:
  • Melon scrapper (a scraper designed for scrapping melon or coconut)
  • Pitcher
  • Drinking glass

How to make iced melon drink :

  • Cut the melon in half, remove the seeds.
  • Shred the cantaloupe meat using the melon scrapper on a pitcher.
  • Mix together the melon shreds, water, ice and sugar.
  • Stir
  • Pour into glasses and serve cold.

The quantity of water depends on how much melon flavor you want. You can also add a bit of evaporated milk (optional).



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