This cantaloupe melon frozen yogurt makes a delicious refreshing summer dessert or snack. It's perfect as a cool sweet treat for hot days and has only 3 ingredients too!
Not long ago I hadn't used my ice cream maker in about a year. Now I've made two frozen yoghurts within a month and am already planning more. While the blackcurrant frozen yoghurt was a strong in-your-face flavour, this cantaloupe melon frozen yoghurt is a little more delicate, both in looks and taste.
Don't let that put you off though. Although it's more subtle, it's still delicious, refreshing and incredibly easy to make. Frozen yogurt is also much healthier than a typical ice cream.
What ingredients are in this melon frozen yogurt?
As I said there are just 3 ingredients in this frozen dessert! They are melon and yogurt of course plus some honey for extra sweetness
What kind of melon do you use for frozen yogurt?
As melon can be quite a gentle flavour, it's best to use a really ripe sweet melon so it has as much taste as possible. I used cantaloupe but you could use any melon. If you use a watermelon, remove the seeds before blending.
Can you replace the melon with another fruit?
This recipe would also work really well with fruit like peaches and nectarines. I am planning to try those flavours in the next few weeks.
How hard does this frozen yogurt freeze?
I ate some of this as soon as it had stopped churning and put the rest in the freezer. It freezes quite hard but if you leave it out of the freezer for a few minutes before serving, it is easy enough to scoop out.
If you don't want to have to scoop it and aren't planning on eating it immediately then you can freeze it in ice lolly moulds too.
How do you make this melon frozen yogurt?
This recipe is fairly simple to make and there is a detailed recipe card further down the post. If you are making this in an ice cream maker then the day before you make it you need to remember to put the bowl in the freezer.
When you are ready to make the frozen yogurt you need to dice the melon and blitz it in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Then you need to sweeten the melon by adding honey and stir in the yogurt.
After that you can pour the melon and yogurt mixture into your ice cream maker and let it churn for about 20 minutes.
You can eat it immediately if you want a soft scoop ice cream or freeze it to eat later.
Do you have to use an ice cream maker to make this recipe?
You don't have to use an ice cream maker but it makes it so much easier if you do have one. If you don't have one then put it straight in the freezer at step 3 and keep taking it out every hour and whisking.
This method is quite time consuming and you have to be at home to be able to do that but you will still get delicious frozen yogurt. Alternatively, why not just put the mixture into ice lollipop moulds?
My ice cream maker
I use an Andrew James Ice Cream Maker . It's very simple to use, easy to store and affordable as well. I've had it for quite a few years and it's still working well too. I love the fact that I can use it to make flavour combinations that you just can't buy in the shops.
Can you adapt this melon frozen yogurt?
As I said earlier, you can use any kind of melon for this frozen yogurt, not just cantaloupe. You could also replace the melon with another fruit.
If you don't have honey then you could use maple syrup instead. Or just make a basic sugar syrup. Put three tablespoons of sugar in a small saucepan. Add two tablespoons of water and heat until a syrup forms and the sugar has completely dissolved.
Wait until the syrup has completely cooled before using in the frozen yogurt.
More Frozen Desserts and Snacks
All these frozen treats make a much healthier choice than reaching for a tub of bought ice cream!
Do also check out my collection of homemade frozen desserts and snacks! There are recipes for ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt and ice lollies.
Cantaloupe Melon Frozen Yoghurt
- 300 g cantaloupe melon skin and seeds remove, cubed
- 40 g runny honey
- 250 ml natural Greek yoghurt
- Blend the melon in a food processor or with a stick blender.
- Mix in the yoghurt and then the honey. You may need a little more or less depending on how sweet you want the frozen yoghurt to be. Keep tasting and add more or less if necessary.
- Pour into an ice cream maker and leave to churn. Alternatively, look at the method here if you don't have an ice cream maker.
- When you're ready to serve, take it out of the freezer for 10 minutes before scooping as it freezes quite hard.
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This post was first published in 2014 but has been updated.
Kate - gluten free alchemist
You had me at melon Corina! I am a huge melon fan and the idea of frozen ice cream or yoghurt with cantaloupe flavours is my idea of heaven xx
I'm so glad you like it Kate! I think Melon is so refreshing for summer and I loved it in this.
Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
My kiddies and I love melon so I know that this would be a hit in our house. Simply delicious! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x
I'm so pleased you like it Kirsty x
Love this recipe and once I have replaced my broken down fridge freezer I want to make this. Your link to the non ice cream maker method seems to be missing.
Thanks for letting me know about the link. I hope your fridge freezer gets fixed soon - It must be frustrating!
Amy | The Cook Report
This sounds so refreshing! Perfect for summer 🙂
Thanks Amy! It's great to be able to make lots of summer recipes again now.
This cantaloupe frozen yogurt looks and sounds so delicious and refreshing! Perfect for the hot weather outside right now!
Thank you! It is just great for hot weather but I've woken up to rain this morning - I hope the frozen yoghurt weather comes back soon!
I do have an ice cream maker and I can tell you right now this is a must try we all love the flavors you have in this and it looks super refreshing !
I'm so pleased you like it! Ice cream makers are great at this time of year too, aren't they?
This melon fro yo looks sooo refreshing and delicious. What I wouldn't give to be tucking into a bowl right now. You've convinced me to pull out my ice cream maker (Andrew James!) for the summer.
It's so worth it. When I first got my ice cream maker I wondered whether it would actually work and if I'd use it but I do love it and I've had it for over 6 years now too! It gets used quite regularly every summer.
I have an ice cream maker and love it! The combo of fresh ripe melon and honey is so delicious!!
It is a great combo, isn't it? I am just trying to decide what to make next now.
Cat | Curly's Cooking
This looks so fresh and tasty. I can imagine the melon gives a really refreshing flavour and a much healthier alternative to ice cream x
Thanks Cat! The melon is so good in this and really refreshing x
Emma | Fork and Good
Ah man, this look sproper lovely! An excuse to go and buy an ice cream maker....
You can pick them up quite cheaply too - definitely worth it.
dedy oktavianus pardede
Wow, you just slapped me within your posting,
i've never even use my ice cream maker anymore since the first ever try when i brought it about three years ago, lol
sure i need to find it now!!!
I know how easy it is to be like that with gadgets. I use mine a lot then often go about a year without touching it!
This sounds so refreshing!
Sarah 'n Spice
Traditionally Modern Food
Like cantaloupe, frozen yogurt is amazing idea
Thank you. I love frozen yoghurt at the moment. It's a bit lighter than ice cream and lovely and refreshing in hot weather.
This looks so fresh! I love melon and it sounds perfect with low fat yogurt, so delicious!
It is lovely and pretty healthy too because of the low fat yoghurt and honey instead of sugar.
I love it, its perfect and such an original recipe. I've made a melon sorbet once, but this one is a winner. I am bookmarking it for certain. A great way to eat cantaloupe melon too 🙂
So glad you like it. Let me know what you think if you do make it.