What can I do with under ripe cantaloupe?

What can I do with under ripe cantaloupe?

Uses for an Unripe Cantaloupe

  1. Turning it into a soup — with mangos, or a white gazpacho with grapes and almonds.
  2. Making a melon jam or chutney.
  3. Using it as a thick base for a smoothie, or blending it with lime juice and honey for cantaloupe agua fresca.

How do you make sorbet creamier?

Blend frozen fruit in a food processor or blender – with or without sweetener (add a bit of citrus or extract if desired). Eat immediately. Adding some frozen banana to the mixture makes this “easy (no keep)” sorbet creamier.

What can I put on cantaloupe to make it sweeter?

Watermelons, cantaloupes, and honeydews lean sweet—and that’s why they play so well with salt, vinegar, and cheese. Sweet, ripe, summer melons are better with salt. Salt makes their flavor pop. It contrasts their sweetness and accentuates their refreshing qualities.

Can cantaloupe ripen after you cut it?

Will Cantaloupe Ripen After Being Cut Open? In most cases, the answer is no. Cantaloupe continues to ripen only when left intact. After cantaloupe has been cut open, the ripening process stops, and you may be left with an unripe melon.

Why is my sorbet so icy?

Too little sugar and the sorbet becomes icy, too much and it can be slushy — hit the sugar level just right and the sorbet will taste creamy and melt evenly across your tongue. There’s a very simple way to tell if your sugar levels are right: Float a large egg in the sorbet base.

Does salt Make cantaloupe sweeter?

By sprinkling a little salt on your melon you are creating a high-salt concentration area next to those cells. Their water is drawn up to the surface where you bite, bringing flavor with it. The melon has become miraculously sweeter thanks to salt!

What tastes good with cantaloupe?

Common flavor pairings for cantaloupe

  • sour cream. mayonnaise. grape.
  • vinegar. sour cream.
  • olive oil. cucumber.
  • lemon. mayonnaise. honey.
  • prosciutto. olive oil. basil.

What is the best way to tell if a cantaloupe is ripe?

Feel it: A good cantaloupe should feel firm all over—but not rock hard. If you find any soft or squishy spots, that’s usually a sign of rotting. Gently press the blossom end: you should feel a bit of give. Pick it up: A good cantaloupe should feel heavy.