Horchata de Melon

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by mollypaul

A refreshing South of the Border thirst quencher posted in response to a recipe request. From the Houston Chronicle. Chilling time not included in the prep time. Yield depends on quantity of melon used.

Top Review by Charishma_Ramchanda

This is a DELICIOUS drink! I had to use sweetmelon as a substitute for the cantaloupe since I couldn't get a cantaloupe here when I went shopping .I served this wonderful and simple beverage at Iftaar(breaking of the Ramadan fast) today and it was loved by everybody! The measurements stated here made 6 cups for me and not 1-2 cups as has been mentioned in the recipe. Thank you indeed VERY VERY MUCH for a simple, refreshing, healthy and wonderful sherbet that I am going to be making alot from now on!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cantaloupe, skinned and chopped into a large measuring cup (seeds and juice included)
  • For every cup of pulp add

  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 12 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
  • 1 12 teaspoons fresh lime juice (or to taste)


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and whirl until very smooth.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour (and up to 8 hours).
  3. When ready to serve, strain through a fine sieve and serve over ice cubes.

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