About this Recipe
Recipe by: Lhyn Galera
Photos by: Matt Long
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1½ cup water (plus more for pitcher)
- 1 medium cantaloupe
- Large splash vanilla extract
- Condensed coconut milk
- Ice for serving
In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water over high heat. Once the water comes to a boil, reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring often, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
Clean the outside of the cantaloupe and cut in half. Use a spoon to remove the seeds and a melon scraper (or fork) to scoop out threads of the cantaloupe into a medium bowl. If you’re using a fork, make long strides in the melon with the fork, about ½ inch deep, and then use a spoon to scrape strands of cantaloupe out. Repeat until melon is completely scraped out.
Place the grated cantaloupe flesh into the pitcher and add the cooled syrup. Fill with water.
Serve chilled or with crushed ice and if using, add a splash of vanilla extract or some condensed coconut milk.