What are you doing to stay cool this summer? Hitting the beach, wearing an ice vest, laying in front of a fan? I’ll be honest, I’ve been staying inside and enjoying the air conditioning. It turns out there is not an abundance of places to go swimming in the Texas Panhandle! If you know of anywhere – please let me know.
July’s #TheRecipeRedux is all about featuring summer produce in creative shapes or cuts.
“With produce galore, now’s a great time to enjoy lots of fruits and vegetables. Show us how you’re serving the bounty of gardens and orchards in shapes like ribbons, noodles, cut-outs, or other creative cuts.”
Whatever you’ve been doing to beat the heat, these Melon Ball Ice Cubes can help you stay a little bit cooler during this long hot summer. They are easy to make and can elevate that plain ole’ glass of water to the next level. They are especially good if you can’t partake in adult beverages this summer. PSA: Remember it is extremely important to stay hydrated when it is this hot outside!
Cantaloupe is one of my favorite summertime foods! With just the perfect amount of sweetness cantaloupe is also low in calories and a good source of Vitamin A and C. Replace your ice with these Melon Ball Ice Cubes to cool down your summer beverage. A bonus is that by the time you finish your beverage you get a serving of fruit.
Honeydew, watermelon, cantaloupe or a mixture of the three would work great for this refreshing summertime treat. I really wanted to try this with Honeydew, but I couldn’t find one in my small town. Add sparkling water and mint or lime or throw them in a smoothie for a cool blend.
- 1 Cantaloupe
- Cut melon in half and scrape out the seeds. Use a melon baller to scoop out the cantaloupe.
- Place melon pieces on a wax-paper lined baking sheet and freeze for two hours or until frozen. Note: If the pieces are touching each other they will freeze together. Store melon ball ice cubes in a freezer safe plastic bag until use.
Recipe adapted from Laylita’s Recipes.