Another summer time treat that I remember is this cantaloupe juice. I remember buying this from street vendors when I was growing up in the Philippines. I don’t know why, but the steet bought juice was always so much better than the known to be hygenically prepared juice from home. Today, I make this when I have a cantaloupe that is slightly over ripe and too mushy for the girls to eat as is. The girls have taken a liking to this refreshing drink and so has my hubby who was a bit skeptical about watering down a cantaloupe.
The only tool I can’t do without when making this is this little grater that makes fine strips out of the cantaloupe flesh. I have tried mashing the fruit in the blender, but it gets too mushy. I like the fine strands this grater makes out of the fruit. The texture adds another dimension to the drink, and I enjoy scooping out the bits that get left behind at the bottom of the glass.
To make this drink, all you need is cantaloupe, the sweeter and more fragrant it is the better, sugar and water. Adjust the amount of sugar to your liking.