TIME: 1 hr
10 min prep
4 hr freeze
- 1/2 cantaloupe, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons or more of fine granulated sugar
- Combine cantaloupe, heavy cream and sugar in a blender until smooth.1
- Scoop mixture evenly into popsicle molds. Add popsicle sticks to center of each cup. Place into freezer until fully frozen, at least 4 hours.
How to Choose a Cantaloupe
When choosing a ripe cantaloupe, look for one that’s symmetrical and feels slightly heavy. The color should be a creamy, light yellow-orange with little to no green. Ripe cantaloupe should smell sweet and a little musky.
A good cantaloupe should feel firm all over—but not rock hard. If you find any soft or squishy spots, that's usually a sign of rotting. Gently press the blossom end: you should feel a bit of give.
Tap the melon a few times with your hand or fingers and listen to the sound. You should hear a low, solid sound. If it sounds high-pitched or hollow, that's not a good sign.