Friday, March 27, 2015

Fun Food Facts A-Z | C is for Cantaloupe + Recipe

Welcome to another Fun Food Facts A-Z! This week's letter is C! C is for...Cantaloupe! 

I have to admit I don't really like cantaloupe.  The only way that I do like cantaloupe is cantaloupe ice cream! My Grammy would make it every summer! Cantaloupe ice cream has a refreshing taste that is perfect for summer. With summer on my brain I can't stop thinking about all the summer food's I love. I will have to give my Grammy's cantaloupe ice cream recipe a try this summer! Be sure to pin the recipe so that you too can make this awesome ice cream! Now on to the fun facts!

Fun Food Facts:

  • Cantaloupe was first grown in the Nile River Valley of Egypt.
  • In the US sometimes Cantaloupe can be called muskmelon.
  • Cantaloupe peaks in the summer.
  • Cantaloupe does not ripen after you cut it off the vine.
  • Store Cantaloupe at room temperature for no more then four days.
  • Cantaloupes are related to cucumbers.
  • Cantaloupes are packed with vitamins A & C.
  • When shopping for Cantaloupe it is best to choice the one with the sweetest smell.

Next week's letter is D....what fun food starting with D would you like to learn about?

1 1/2 cups small diced Cantaloupe
2 1/4 cups Milk
1/2 cup Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
  1. Dice Cantaloupe and keep the juices.
  2. Mix milk, sugar, vanilla and salt, until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Now add your cantaloupe with the juices to your milk and sugar mixture.
  4. Put the mixture in the Fridge for 1 hour.
  5. Pour your chilled mixture into a 2 qt. ice cream makers and let mix for 15 minutes.


  1. I love cantaloupe, but have never heard of cantaloupe ice cream! I enjoyed the interesting facts about cantaloupe. The only food I can think of that starts with D is donuts! Yum

    1. Cantaloupe ice cream is so good! It is perfect on a hot summer night! Donuts sound so good right lol Thanks for dropping in!

  2. Mmm, love cantaloupe. I didn't know that it won't ripen after being cut… no wonder all of ours were so hard!

    - Linking over from Weekend Blog Party

    1. Yea I didn't know that either until after I did my research. Thanks for dropping in, hope you had a great weekend!

  3. I am pinning this, it sounds delish! I love cantaloupe in all ways, fruit salad, salsa, with salt and pepper, you name it, I love it! Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Thanks for the Pin, Nikki! And thanks for stopping by Always Savory! Never tried cantaloupe with salt and pepper. I am gonna have to give that a try!

  4. Sometimes I like cantaloupe, sometimes not. I have to be in the mood. Hi Visiting from Inspire Me Monday Linky Party. Thank you for joining us on Monday. I'm Janice, one of your hostesses.

    1. Hi Janice! Thanks for hosting Inspire Me Monday! And thanks for stopping by Always Savory!

  5. I love cantaloupe, so I know cantaloupe ice cream is probably delicious. Thanks for sharing on Small Victories Sunday link up.

    1. Cantaloupe ice cream is super yummy! The only way I'll eat cantaloupe! Thanks for dropping in!


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