Melons have been bursting with flavor this summer, and you can savor the flavor with this easy and refreshing chilled soup. This recipe was inspired by my friend and fellow Broad, Lynnette Scofield, The William Henry Miller Inn in Ithaca, NY.
1 ripe cantaloupe
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
The zest and juice of 1-2 lemons (to taste)
2 tablespoons of mint (optional)
A splash of Limoncello couldn’t hurt (optional)
1/3 cup 7-Up
A colorful fruit sorbet adds a colorful and tasty zip (optional)
Place all of the ingredients except the 7-Up in a blender. Blend until smooth with flecks of mint. Refrigerate. When you are ready to serve — martini glasses make an eye-catching presentation — pour the “soup” in individual glasses. Pour a tablespoon of the 7-Up into the “soup” for the fizz. Add a small scoop of sorbet if you are using it and serve.
Ellen Gutman Chenaux
Bed and Breakfast Foodie