Cassis-Splashed Melon With French Vanilla Ice Cream & Blackb

"This is a super easy summer dessert that could easily be served to guests. The adult version includes cassis, a French liqueur. You could easily adjust this for kids by omitting the cassis. This idea came from Rachael Ray. Enjoy!"
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  • Cut off a sliver of each melon wedge bottom, so that they will sit nicely on a plate.
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of cassis liqueur or syrup across each melon wedge.
  • Scoop 1 ball of ice cream onto each wedge of melon.
  • Garnish each with blackberries and serve.
  • Simple as that!

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  1. Baby Kato
    Sometimes the simplest things are best. I loved this dessert. The cantaloupe was sweet and juicy, the Cassis syrup was wonderful thick and tangy, vanilla bean ice cream and blueberries because I was out of blackberries and couldn't wait to try this. It was amazing. So much flavor and the texture was spot on. Thanks so much for sharing a new family favorite. Even the picky one enjoyed it. Made for CQ2 - Quebec.
  2. Linky
    What a wonderful combination of flavors and textures. I was pleasantly surprised at how great the melon was with the ice cream and berries. I made the Cassis a year ago and finally found something yummy to use it on!! Thanks! Made for Culinary Quest 2015/LBOB
  3. Darkhunter
    I love melons of all kinds, and this is a lovely way to serve it. Had to borrow the Cassis, as we don't have much liquor in the house. All I had to do was tell my neighbor that of course he would get some. Simple but very lovely to look at. Thnx for posting, LifeIsGood. Made for ZWT5 for RRR.
  4. CarolAT
    So easy and so good. This was a perfect light dessert for our warm summer evening last night. DH is not much of an ice cream person, but he really liked the way the ice cream toned the tartness of the fruit. I did use your suggestion about omitting the liqueur for our dessert. Thanks for posting this recipe. Made for ZWT5.



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