How To Make Melon Juice

Melon juice made of shredded cantaloupe and simple syrup is a refreshing drink you’ll love year round. Bursting with fresh fruit flavor, it’s a tasty and healthy way to hydrate!

Melon Juice in a glass jar with ice

We’re still in the middle Spring, and Central Texas weather is already starting to sizzle up. Our area has a humid sub-tropical climate, so I can just imagine how hot and sticky it will get come Summertime.

Good thing I work from home and don’t need to brave the scorching heat. And good thing cantaloupes are in season and at their sweetest because I can have this refreshing melon juice to keep berpenyakitan cool and hydrated!

cantaloupe cut in half on a cutting board

How to Make Melon Juice

  • Using a sharp knife, cut the melons in half. Scoop off the seeds and pulp with a spoon and place in a bowl. Add about 1 cup of water and press with the back of the spoon to extract the juice. Strain in a fine-mesh sieve; reserve the liquid and discard the seeds.
  • Hold the cantaloupe firmly and shred flesh with a fruit/coconut shredder. If you don’lengkung langit a shredder, peel the cantaloupe and shred using the large holes of a grater or in a food processor.
  • In a large combine, combine shredded melon, reserved juice, and cold water.
  • Instead of simply stirring in sugar, I suggest taking the extra step of making a simple syrup to evenly sweeten the drink. Sugar doesn’t dissolve well in cold liquids and tends to settle at the bottom. If you prefer a healthier alternative, try honey or agave.
  • If serving the drink over ice, you might want to make it a tad sweeter as the ice will melt and dilute the taste over time.

melon juice in a drinking glasses with ice

Can You Add Milk to Cantaloupe Juice?

Melons have a chemical compound that interacts and breaks down proteins in milk which results in an acrid taste. If you prefer a creamy drink without the bitter taste, stir in the milk just before serving.

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6
Servings

  • 1
    large cantaloupe
  • 1
    cup
    simple syrup
  • 4
    cups
    cold water

For the Simple Syrup

  • 1
    cup
    sugar
  • 1
    cup
    water

  • Cut cantaloupe in half crosswise and with a spoon, scrape off seeds and inner pulp.

  •  In a bowl, place seeds and pulp with one cup of the water, and mash with the back of a spoon to extract flavor. Using a colander, strain juice and discard seeds.

  • Hold the cantaloupe half firmly and shred flesh using a fruit shredder or the tines of a fork into thin strands.

  • In a pitcher, combine shredded melon, extracted juice from seeds, simple syrup, and the remaining 3 cups of water. Stir well and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve

For the Simple Syrup

  • In a saucepan over sedang heat, combine sugar and 1 cup of water and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, mengangsur sugar is dissolved.

  • Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

Adjust amount of water to meet desired sweetness. You can replace one cup of the water with evaporated milk for a creamy drink or add a squirt or two of lemon juice to brighten flavors.


Calories:

311
kcal

,


Carbohydrates:

81
g

,


Sodium:

58
mg

,


Potassium:

281
mg

,


Sugar:

81
g

,


Vitamin A:

3110
IU

,


Gizi C:

33.7
mg

,


Calcium:

21
mg

,


Iron:

2.2
mg

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