Sweet Melon Coolers

August is hell for those vessels trading in the middle east. With temperature reaching at record scorching high of +50’C and it will be plus five degrees more if you are working inside the engine room.

Worst comes to worst your vessel’s airconditioning system is Kaput!
Then even your cabin and the entire accomodation will become a floating hell at sea!

One way to give your crew an instant vacation to paradise is to make something that will refresh them on their breaktime.

Best way is to go natural, skip the powdered mix
Melon is always sweet on summer, that’s one reason to serve it on that season.

Sweet Melon Coolers Photo by Nino Almendra
Sweet Melon Coolers
Photo by Nino Almendra

Now on with the cooking…

Sweet Melon Coolers

Prep. time: 5 minutes

Difficulty: Very Easy

Makes; 5 Liters

Good for 12 crew working on scorching heat of the sun

You will need;

1 large (2 kgs.)  melon {Philippine native melon} or Cantaloupe

4 liters cold water

2 cups sugar, white granulated

4 cups (1 kilo) ice cubes

Mint to garnish

*FOR RICHER TASTE: YOU CAN OMIT SUGAR AND SUBSTITUTE IT WITH CONDENSED MILK AND VANILLA

2 big can (398ml) sweet condensed milk

1 Tbsp. vanilla, powder or liquid
Direction;

Cut melon into half, remove pulp and seeds, place in a stainer.

Pour cold water thru the strainer to extract the natural flavor of melon pulp and seeds.
Discard pulp and seeds.

Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.

If you you prefer to enjoy it with milk, omit the sugar and substitute it with condensed milk. But some variety of melon such as Honeydew become bitter after adding any type of milk.

Add vanilla powder/liquid.

Top with ice cubes and garnish with freshly pick mints.

Refresh and enjoy!!! 😉

Here’s how I do it;

Cut melon into half, remove pulp and seeds, place in a stainer.
Cut melon into half, remove pulp and seeds, place in a stainer.
Pour cold water thru the strainer to extract the natural flavor of melon pulp and seeds. Discard pulp and seeds.
Pour cold water thru the strainer to extract the natural flavor of melon pulp and seeds.
Discard pulp and seeds.
Discard pulp and seeds.
Discard pulp and seeds.
Use a Melon Scraper to scrape out melon.  *Thanks to Jhuls for asking what did I use to scrape the melon. =)
Use a Melon Scraper to scrape out melon.
*Thanks to Jhuls for asking what did I use to scrape the melon. =)

If you are in the Philippines, this handy tool is quite easy to find on supermarket.

In other countries, I can only suggest to search this on AMAZON.COM

COCONUT SHREDDER HANDY SCRAPER PORTABLE GRATER TOOLS

Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
Top with ice cubes and garnish with freshly pick mints.
Top with ice cubes and garnish with freshly pick mints.

*FOR RICHER TASTE: YOU CAN OMIT SUGAR AND SUBSTITUTE IT WITH CONDENSED MILK AND VANILLA

If you you prefer to enjoy it with milk, omit the sugar and substitute it with condensed milk.
If you you prefer to enjoy it with milk, omit the sugar and substitute it with condensed milk.
*But some variety of melon such as Honeydew become bitter after adding any type of milk.
Add vanilla powder.
Add vanilla powder.
Top with ice cubes and garnish with freshly pick mints.
Top with ice cubes and garnish with freshly pick mints.

Thanks alot for spending your precious time on my blog and hope this recipe
encourage you to try making some Sweet Melon Coolers.

 


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40 comments

  1. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before
    but after looking at many of the posts I realized it’s new to me.
    Nonetheless, I’m certainly happy I stumbled upon it and
    I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back frequently!

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    • Hi Jhuls,

      I actually don’t know what’s the proper English name for that tool but I will assume it is called MELON SCRAPER. The melon scraper that I use was just made onboard by our engine crew. It is made of stainless steel. And if you’re buying one, hard plastic or good quality of stainless steel is your best choice.
      I already edit the post and add a photo of the actual Melon Scraper that I use.
      Thanks for asking, Jhuls. 🙂

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  2. Although it’s winter here, I’d love to have some, especially the coolers made with condensed milk! Thank you for bringing yet another delicious recipe to Fiesta Friday, and I hope you are enjoying the party this week!

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  3. That looks like a deliciously refreshing way to cool down! I recognise the Dr. Oetker vanilla sugar. Just love the smell of it as it always reminds me of happy baking times – I grew up in Germany where you can get it everywhere.
    Lovely to discover your blog at FF.

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  4. Nino this drink is fantastic… and I can only imagine how happy the faces of the crew must be as you pass them one of these refreshing beauties! I can’t wait to try this when summer comes back around here in Australia. So lovely that you brought these along to FF#27 – thanks so much! 🙂 Margot

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