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Cantaloupe Cooler

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 1 ripe cantaloupe*
  • 2 1/2 c. cold orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • Crushed ice


Cut melon in half. Scoop out seeds, remove rind and discard. Cut melon into 1-inch cubes. In blender, food processor or using a hand mixer, blend melon cubes with ½ cup orange juice until smooth. Pour mixture into pitcher and stir in the remaining orange juice and the sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour into glasses filled with crushed ice.

* Try using about 3 cups of cubed, seedless watermelon or strawberries in place of the cantaloupe.


Makes eight servings.

Per serving: 70 calories, 0 grams (g) fat, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber and 45 percent of the daily recommendation for vitamin A and 40 percent of the daily recommendation for vitamin C.

Filed under: fruits, beverages, snacks
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