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Honeydew And Cantaloupe In Vanilla Lime Syrup


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  • SYRUP:
  • 4 cups honeydew melon balls, 3/4" to 1" (from one 5-lb melon)
  • 4 cups cantaloupe melon balls, 3/4" to 1" (from one 5-lb melon)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 limes zested in strips
  • with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 vanilla bean split
  • Whipped cream
  • Freshly-grated lime zest


Servings 6


Step 1

In a small saucepan simmer syrup ingredients, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove pan from heat, add split vanilla bean, and cool syrup completely.

Discard zest and vanilla bean. Syrup may be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.

Just before serving, in a medium bowl combine melon balls with syrup and divide mixture among 6 martini glasses. Top each serving with a generous dollop of cream and garnish with grated zest.

This recipe yields 6 servings.

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