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Cantaloupe Sherbet


  • 1medium ripe cantaloupe
  • 1(14 ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 2tablespoons honey


  • Cut the cantaloupe in half, scoop out and discard seeds.
  • Peel and slice the melon; cut into large pieces.
  • Place in a blender container along with milk and honey.
  • Cover and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a freezer-proof container and freeze overnight or until firm.
  • Or my method, pour into ice-cream freezer and freeze according to manufactuers recommendations.
  • My ice-cream maker takes about 30 minutes; however the cooking time given reflects freezing overnight.


  • moadm.abbynormal

    This was amazingly easy. I did use some cantaloupe and honeydew melon cubes, regular condensed milk, skipped the honey, added a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and placed it in the freezer in a Tupperware container. I think it will turn out well. Does anyone have a good way of not wasting stuff that sticks to the edge of cans? I fixed some Gingerbread Copper Moon coffee, and poured it in the condensed milk can and transferred it to my favorite coffee cup.

  • Shari2

    I only had regular sweetened condesed milk so it was bit richer. This is a little bit too sweet for my taste but I think this will be great for the warmer months coming up. It was very simple to make and only took a couple of hours in the freezer(no ice-cream maker). I will make this again for the summer. Thanks for posting. Made for ZWT5

  • Mama’s Kitchen (Hope)

    Exceeded my expectations! This is fresh and wonderful! Love adding FAT FREE sweetened cond milk- saves calories and still tastes devine! My melon was very sweet- from the garden and getting to the point where I was worryied about it. It worked wonderfully in this recipe! Since it was so sweet I think I could have skipped the honey all together but it did add a note of something ‘hmmm’ to the sherbert. I garnished it with mint just to make a pretty presentation but the mint did go very nicely- the scent just went well with this. KUDOS on an AMAZING dessert that is lower in fat and calories and FRESH FRESH FRESH! Thank you so much Paula!

  • **Jubes**

    Reviewed for ZWT7 Pacific Islands visit- such an easy to prepare ice-cream. Who’d have thought one rockmelon and one can of condensed milk could taste so good? My family loved this frozen dessert- served with fresh strawberries. 5 stars for a super easy and tasty recipe 😀

  • Caroline Cooks

    Oh is this good? Y-E-S! I don't know where you came up with this recipe, however, it is fantastic. Easy, so easy to make and without an ice cream machine. Thank you. Am going to try with other flavors. Berries, maybe? Many kudos to you. <br/>Edit: 7/12. Made this again. Edit: 8.30.13. Enjoyed again, Paula. Delicious! Caroline

  • Frends4lfe

    This was great and easy to make…I wonder if I replaced the cantaloupe with watermelon how that would come out…I'm thinking of trying it with the watermelon…

  • itismedia

    This recipe does NOT have 35 calories per serving! FF Sweet. Cond. Milk only has 10 less calories than the regular. The actual calorie breakdown is: 1 – 14oz can FF Sw.Cond. Milk 1200 1 – medium cantaloupe 188 2T honey 128 For a grand total of 1516 If this is 9 servings then this is 168.44 calories per servings. That is almost 5 times the amount listed! Not a low calorie snack, in fact it is more than some low cal ice cream recipes, but it is a fat free one.

  • Baby Kato

    What an excellent recipe for sherbet PaulaG. We enjoyed this sherbet very much, it was awesome. I used a large, very sweet cantaloupe and regular sweetened condensed milk, I omitted the honey and didn't miss it at all. Wow, was this great, quick, easy, rich, creamy, smooth and oh so flavorful. I love cantaloupes and I loved this fruity sherbet. It blows all the prepackaged stuff right out of the water. I put the liquids in a tupperware container and placed it in the freezer for 8 hours, it worked beautifully. Thank you for sharing a recipe that I will make often. Made for the Fearless Red Dragons – ZWT8 – Australia <br/><br/>Update: Also made for Spring Pac 2014….still as good as the first time I made it….This time I added it to coffee for a lovely mocha java treat and I also added it to vanilla ice cream and milk for a lovely cantaloupe milk shake…thanks again, Paula.

  • dspenc26

    Cantaloupe sherbet….. hmmmmm…. doesn't sound Australian, we don't have cantaloupes in Australia, we have Rockmelons though

  • StrikingEyes00

    WOW!! This is soooooooo good! And it’s healthy!! I am in HEAVEN!!!!