Cantaloupe and Coconut Milk Dessert Soup

Cantaloupe and Coconut Milk Dessert Soup

A mildly sweet and refreshing recipe for cold Cantaloupe and Coconut Milk Soup. It’s sweetened with honey and warmly spiced with cinnamon, ginger and basil. It can be eaten as an appetizer or for dessert. And there are so many elegant, pretty ways you can serve it: in a bowl, a shot glass, as a shooter or in a parfait or wine/martini glass.

If you had told me a few years ago that I’d not only be eating but loving fruit soup I would of vehemently denied it. Fruit soup sounds wrong. I never understood it’s appeal. Until now. I’m a convert. I adore it!

I can’t think of a more ideal treat for a hot, summer day. Nothing tastes better than seasonal fruit packed with natural sweetness and thirst-quenching properties. Put your cantaloupes to good use and make this cool, silky, cinnamon-spiced and delectable soup!

Cantaloupe and Coconut Milk Dessert Soup

Cantaloupe and Coconut Milk Dessert Soup
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3 cups Cantaloupe, diced
1 + 1/2 cup Coconut Milk
2 tablespoons Honey
1 Lime, juiced*
2 – 3 Fresh Basil leaves,chopped
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Ginger
Pinch of salt
Whip Cream, for serving

In a blender puree everything except the whip cream. Taste and adjust if needed by adding more honey, cantaloupe or coconut milk. Chill well. Serve with whip cream.

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To find the best cantaloupe use your nose! It should smell like cantaloupe and the stem end should have a little give to it when pressed on. You can put them in a paper bag to ripen further.

Cantaloupe and Coconut Milk Dessert Soup

I’m linking this to Two for Tuesdays: Celebrate Real Food over at Heather the Girlichef’s site.

I’m also sending this to Deb of Kahakai Kitchen for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays round-up.


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  1. tigerfish says

    Fruit soup is right! Think of fruit smoothie on a serving bowl :D….I am just finding reasons to tell you I love it.

  2. Sara says

    I might have to give this a try. I would have to honestly say that I am not a big fan of fruit soup. But tonight's heat makes it sound good. I will say that it sure looks pretty.

  3. Monet says

    My dear friend…what a creamy concoction…I can only imagine how refreshing this must be on a warm summer's night. I love the melding of coconut, ginger and the sweetness of cantaloupe. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Federica says

    Melon is my passion. I'm very interested in this fresh and original dessert, with a beautiful presentation. I'd like to taste it. Bye dear, have a wonderful day

  5. Deb in Hawaii says

    Hey Reeni,We were on the same soup page this week! 😉 Your soup looks delicious–I love the coconut milk. Hope you send it over to Souper Sundays (hint!) 😉

  6. appropriated.muffin says

    that looks so delish! i'd definitely be the one to drink it out of a martini glass! 😉

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