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alsd2 Jan 16, 2011 10:55 AM

Hi all, I had so much ripe cantaloupe from my CSA last summer I ended up cubing and freezing a bunch of it. Now I need to use it up! Any ideas other than smoothies? Thanks...

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  1. chefathome RE: alsd2 Jan 16, 2011 11:12 AM

    Cantaloupe granita or sorbet would be nice. You could also puree it.

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      HillJ RE: alsd2 Jan 16, 2011 11:42 AM

      Soup. Caantaloupe goes really well with carrot soup as a natural sweetner.
      Ice cream-delicious paired with ginger bits
      Jello-the homemade kind!
      Jelly-subtle in flavor but nice on toast
      Add frozen cubes to cocktails

      1. ipsedixit RE: alsd2 Jan 16, 2011 11:44 AM

        You could, um, just defrost and eat them.

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          guilty RE: alsd2 Jan 16, 2011 12:04 PM

          If you add rum (or vodka or tequila), is it still a smoothie?

          1. chefj RE: alsd2 Jan 16, 2011 02:11 PM

            Texture of frozen thawed cantaloupe will not be nice. Really your only options will invovle pureeing, as in the smoothie, sorbet, sauce vein.

            1. letsindulge RE: alsd2 Jan 16, 2011 02:18 PM

              Agua fresca with mint.

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                alsd2 RE: letsindulge Jan 16, 2011 07:18 PM

                Thanks all, some great ideas here =) As it happens, I also randomly have a ton of basil simple syrup in the fridge, so I think melon-basil agua fresca it is!

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