Total Time
4hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 4 hrs

The essence of melon flavor. I make this rather than Kool-Aid for kids. They always want to know where I got it. I use canteloupe more often than not. From The Complete Book of Mexican Cooking by Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz


  1. Place the melon seeds in a blender and pulverize as finely as possible.
  2. Combine the pulp, sugar, lime rinds and water in a large jug or bowl.
  3. Let sit for 4 hours.
  4. Strain through a cloth extracting all liquid possible.
  5. Drink and enjoy.