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Chilled Mint Mango Cantaloupe Soup

Adapted slightly from It’s Yummi

Chilled Mint Mango Cantaloupe Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #smoothie #soup #recipe

My dad grows a lot of cantaloupe every year … this year he had a huge bumper crop of melons. When I went to visit, he had over 100 cantaloupe that they had just picked. He gave me 12 cantaloupe to take home and share with friends. I gave a couple away, made salads with some of them, froze some for smoothies/margaritas, and still I had 4 more of these pretty orange melons left that needed to be used quickly … what to do with them?

I posted something about my cantaloupe dilemma on facebook and my friend Becca from It’s Yummi came to the rescue … she suggested chilled cantaloupe soup and posted her recipe for it. I am not really much of a chilled fruit soup girl, but I’ve seen this smoothie bowl trend emerging, so if you’re not much of a fruit soup person either, think of this as a smoothie bowl. It is sweet, delightful, refreshing … and good for you! I think it would be just lovely served in shooter glasses for a dessert at a fancy event too.

This soup would be divine served with a few cinnamon roasted almond slices on top, to add a little crunchy contrast to the silky smooth soup. I really like using the Noosa yoghurt because the creamy texture really adds to the silkiness of the soup.

Chilled Mint Mango Cantaloupe Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: depends on the size of the fruit - I think I had about 1 quart of soup

Chilled Mint Mango Cantaloupe Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 medium ripe cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, chopped into chunks
  • 1 - 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • A few fresh mint leaves
  • 8 oz. vanilla or lemon yogurt (I used Noosa lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Honey, to taste
  • For garnish: Fresh mint, extra yogurt, cinnamon roasted almonds

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients (except the garnish) in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Chill, then serve in bowls or shot glasses topped with a dollop of yogurt, fresh mint leaves and/or flowers and cinnamon roasted almond (if desired).

Notes

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Chilled Mint Mango Cantaloupe Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #smoothie #soup #recipe

This recipe was shared at Foodie Friends Friday, Gluten Free FridayLet’s Get Real Friday and The Weekend ReTreat.

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