Melon Balls in Muscat

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Cool refreshing nelons--nice light dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 small cantaloupe, halved and seeded (about 1 1/2 lbs.)
  • 3 cups honeydews, scooped into balls
  • 12 cup muscat wine or 12 cup asti spumante sparkling wine


  1. Carefully scoop out cantaloupe balls, reserving shells.
  2. Place 3 cups cantaloupe balls in a large, shallow dish, reserve any remaining cantaloupe balls for another use.
  3. Add honeydew balls and Muscat, toss gently.
  4. Cover and chill up to 4 hours.
  5. Serve melon balls in cantaloupe shells.
Most Helpful

Delightful way to serve fruit! I loved the muscat with the melons and I think it would be great with other fruits as well. I thought I had some mint but couldn't find it - I think that would have been a great addition too. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Made for the Best of 2010 Event (recommended by Cookgirl)

loof February 15, 2011

Does is still count as a review because I used a mixture of Trader Joe's orange muscat vinaigrette and Oregon pinot noir instead of muscat wine? I hope so because it was yummy regardless. Garnished with fresh pineapple mint. Niiiiice!

COOKGIRl June 01, 2010

It's light, pretty, low cal and something I had never thought of before. Would be even prettier in a nice stemmed glass. Next time I would go a little lighter on the muscat but what a refreshing summer dessert!

Kasha August 20, 2007