Easy melon ice cream

Easy melon ice cream

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus freezing


Serves 6

A quick and easy way to make fruity and refreshing ice cream for hot summer days

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable


  • kcal385
  • fat27g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars36g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.06g
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  • 300ml double cream
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 1 very ripe charentais melon, peeled, deseeded and chopped into small chunks
  • juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • fresh raspberries, to serve



    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…


  1. Tip the cream and sugar into a pan. Bring to the boil, stir until the sugar has dissolved, then turn off the heat. Tip the melon into a food processor with the lemon juice, blitz until smooth, then pour the cream onto the melon and blitz again.

  2. Pour the mix into an ice-cream machine and churn until thick and semi-frozen, then transfer to a freezerproof container and freeze. Serve the ice cream scooped into a bowl with fresh raspberries.

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17th Jul, 2016
I am making this for the first time and using ingredients as instructed. It seems to have a lot of sugar in it, has anyone tried making it with less sugar? Thanks
20th Jul, 2018
Have just made it for the first time and oh so sweet! I think probably half the sugar would have been sweet enough!!
12th Sep, 2011
Made using Elmlea instead of cream in my old manual ice cream maker. Delicious flavour, will make again.
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Tina Vesić
21st Jul, 2011
Tried it and loved it! I didn't use and ice cream machine, though, I took it out of the freezer ever 2 hours and mixed it really well with an electric mixer. Worked like a charm :))
8th Apr, 2011
Found this very easy to make and after a really good churn in my ice cream maker, it was fairly creamy. The melon makes it lovely and refreshing too. Before I had my ice cream maker, I would whisk it up in my food processer before putting it the freezer and whisk it by hand or in the food processer every couple of hours to avoid it being completely like a sorbet.
11th Jul, 2010
Can I make this without an ice cream maker?
22nd May, 2010
Really good recipe. I agree it is a little like a sorbet but still creamy too. I agree it takes less than the 30 minutes prep time too. If you're not into ice-cream that is too custardy, this is for you.
3rd Apr, 2010
do i need an icevream maker or can i just stir it?.thanks.
3rd Apr, 2010
do i need an icevream maker or can i just stir it?.thanks.
18th Aug, 2009
This was my first attempt at using my new ice-cream maker and it was not as creamy as I would have liked, half sorbet/half ice-cream. Great flavour though!


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