Persian Cantaloupe Drink- Ab Talebi For Dessert
I used to make this drink years ago but have not made for such a long time. It’s really delicious and refreshing and chock full of vitamins and minerals. I think I have mentioned before my love of Persian Food and I follow several blogs that have wonderful Persian recipes Fae, Azita and one I discovered recently through Instagram is Ahu Eats, Ahu knows a thing or two about Iranian or Persian food and I love perusing her blog, her photographs are amazing and the food is too. When I saw this drink on her site I knew I needed to make it again, I used to often serve it as dessert with ice cream, it’s wonderfully cool and refreshing in the heat of the summer . There really is no recipe required, all you need is ripe canaloupe, ice and sugar or honey. You put it in the blender and voila a cantaloupe smoothie.
I am bringing this cool and refreshing dessert/drink to Fiesta Friday #121. I hope everyone enjoys. It’s exciting that we will all be celebrating Memorial Day with Angie and her wonderful co hosts are all of us, yep we all get a chance to vote on the features for this party.
Happy Memorial Day to Everyone!!
Persian Cantaloupe Drink- Ab Talebi
One cantaloupe makes approx two or three 8 oz glasses (depending on size)
1 cantaloupe flesh removed and cut in pieces
1 cup crushed or cubed ice
1-2 tbs sugar (optional) depending on the sweetness of the melon and to taste
Place everything in the blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses, top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and garnish with a sprig of mint.
I can do anything cantaloupe…💛
I would pull a George Constanza and say that I would bathe in it. LOL. Happy Memorial Day!!
…only if it’s fresh…😉
Lots going on…Carnival in Town and I just enjoy good olde fashion “street food”
Chiclen on a Stick
French Fries w/ Vinegar
Sausage Peppers Onions
Oh wow yes I love street food sounds fab have a great time🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸❤️
OMG… that’s hysterical. 😀
The heat is on now, and this sounds so cooling and refreshing, Suzanne. I love the simplicity of it. Plus it’s perfectly lovely to serve. Thanks very much for this one! Memorial Day blessings to you as well. Mega hugs!
Memorial Day blessings to you as well Teagan. Thank you so much, this is the ultimate simple and refreshing drink that can double as dessert. Have a great weekend.
It is and thank you, Happy Memorial Day!
Sounds amazing! I love the idea of this as a dessert…
Thank you and I love it as a dessert.
This looks delicious. Thanks!
Thanks so much Michelle, I hope you and your family have a happy Memorial Day!!
Such a refreshing dessert and with wonderful color. 🙂
Thank you so much Ronit!!
This is so beautiful, how can it not be good?! I can’t wait to try this. Happy Mem Day! Hugs to you and P-dog! xo
Thanks so much Em, it’s delicious and refreshing and Happy Memorial Day to you as well from me and P. FYI, took him for his yearly check up today, he needs dental work with a couple of extractions which I scheduled for June 9th. Doc said he is in good shape and tomorrow I will get blood results back.
Oooooooo – this looks amazingly refreshing. And so simple! Happy Memorial Day weekend to you, too 🙂
Thanks so much Liz, it’s ridiculously simple and so delicious.
You had me at cantaloupe. I’ll give this a try on a hot summer afternoon. Enjoy your Fiesta Friday.
Thank you so much Mary, it’s perfect hot weather drink!!! Happy Memorial Day.
Happy Memorial Day to you too, Suzanne.
This is what I need to be drinking next to the pool. It sounds incredibly refreshing!
Yep perfect to sip when you are at the pool. I have another cantaloupe getting just ripe enough so I can make some more.
This sounds fantastic, and cantaloupe is one of the things the doctor told me to eat more of since it’s high in potassium! I can’t wait to make it.
It’s delicious and I do hope you enjoy, to your good health!!
Love this. The perfect summer dessert! xx
Thank you so much Emma. Light and refreshing, epitome of summer.
Wow the ice cream on top makes this divine! It’s finally going to warm up into the 70s this weekend, then into the 80s next week, woo hoo! 😀 Happy Memorial Weekend Suzanne!
I like your weather, we have been in low 90’s high 80’s for several days, should be better on Memorial Day. Have a great holiday Kathryn and thank you so much.
Oh this would be great as a cocktail as well. Delicious!
Oh yum, what kind of alchohol would you add, love the way that sounds. Rum, vodka?
Coconut rum? Or even spiced rum. Vodka would work. 😊
love the coconut rum idea.
Suzanne-Oh Yum-Yum-Yum! My best wishes for a safe and Happy Memorial Day dear friend! xx
Happy Memorial Day Cheryl, take care of yourself please my friend. We need you to stay healthy. Have a fun weekend.
Thank you Suzanne, my BFF is here with her family (freaking out!) they’ll doing the work (Mom, MIL, Tina and two of my SIL’s) all is well! I’ll email you later with more details. Lub Ya Friend. xx
You have me worried.
Yum! This sounds like such a delicious summer beverage!
Thanks Nancy, it’s a favorite of mine.
Oh WOW – Suzanne this sounds absolutely scrumptious!
Thanks Shashi, it’s really good.
This looks very refreshing . It’s foggy and cool here in Santa Cruz.
Happy Memorial Day.
It’s really unseasonably hot here in NYC, 90 degree’s with high humidity, Not pleasant the drink was nice and cool. Great for this weather. Thank you so much.
Oh my yummmm!
Thanks so much Lynn!!
What a refreshing drink Suzanne! Delicious!
It is refreshing thanks so much Antonia!!
Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:
This looks refreshing and perfect for a summer day or any day .Love cantaloupe too so that makes it even better
Thank you Dyanna and thank you for the reblog!!
Suzanne, that looks really good, I have to try this! 🙂
Thanks so much Linda, it’s really good.
Beautiful!! Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks so much Susan.
This is such a refreshing drink Suzanne.
Thank you so much Sonal, it’s a really delicious drink.
Wow! I would love to make this! Looks delicioso!!
Delicioso indeed Thank you so much.
This looks very refreshing Suzanne 😀
Thank you so much Irene.
This sounds delicious – I love that it’s full of vitamins and minerals. Happy holiday weekend! 😉
Thank you so much. Light and refreshishing.
This looks so refreshing!
It’s really refreshing and delicious thanks Susan. Happy Memorial Day!!
Suzanne– this has got to be the prettiest dessert ever! summer prefect.
Thanks so much Rhonda.
Well this looks yummy!
Thanks so much Mimi. Happy Memorial Day.
HI Suzanne, I just made a cantaloupe salad last night. This looks so refreshing and delicious, will have to go back and buy another one.
I love cantaloupe all melons really, I bet that salad was wonderful. Thank you so much and Happy Memorial Day.
That sounds like a light and refreshing way to end a meal.
Thank you so much Karen.
I can have anything with cantaloup! Love this recipe, thanks a lot for sharing Suzanne!
I’m with you thank you so much.
Suzanne, this looks absolutely WONDERFUL and thank you so much for the shoutout. I really love how you’ve made it into a full on dessert – I mean what isn’t better with the addition of a nice healthy scoop of ice cream?! 😀 I’m sharing it via the Ahu Eats fb page if you don’t mind!
Glad to see you’re back into posting – I will be making this dessert this week in you and Percy’s honor!
Thank you so much Ahu, yes, please share. I had forgotten about this wonderdful drink and when I saw it on your site I had to make it right away. Thank you again.
This sounds like the prefect drink after long & hard working in the garden,..with that lovely vanilla ice-cream in the middle,…Fresh, Summery & yummy! x I will drink to that! :=)
Thanks so much Sophie, yes icy cold and creamy it’s a wonderful drink.
Happy Memorial Day, dear Suzanne! This cantaloupe drink brings back so many fond memories of hot summer days. You made this recipe your own by adding a scoop of ice cream. What a great idea. Thank you for appreciating Persian cuisine, and thank you for the shoutout. xx
Thanks so much Fae, it really is such a wonderful drink. I appreciate you and your great recipes Fae, I learn from you.
Oh believe me, Suzanne, I learn so much from you. And, I’ve said this before, your blog is a very warm place to visit. 🙂
A very light and delicious dessert!! Love that you added a scoop of ice cream, Suzanne! Yum!
Thanks so much Freda, the ice cream just makes it decadent.
I’ll have to give this beverage a try when Michigan cantaloupes are ripe – they are just the sweetest. Fae is one of my favorite bloggers – love her recipes and the detail she always provides.
Thanks so much Judi. I don’t think I’ve ever had a cantloupe from Michigan. Probably don’t export, more for Michangers that way. Yes Fae is a dear, love her and her recipes and you are so right the details she gives is amazing.
Suzanne, I never use cantaloupe in my smoothie before. Only mango, pineapple or watermelon. You tickle my taste-bud already. Such attractive, refreshing drink! Thanks! 🙂
Thank you so much Mochi, it’s so delicious. Hope you are well.
This drink looks so refreshing! I love that it has ice cream in it, too. I have never used cantelope in a smoothy before. This would be great during our hot summers. It is supposed to hit 117 on Saturday. It usually doesn’t get that hot quite this early! Thanks for the recipe, Suzanne!
117 degree’s OMG, Shari that’s really hot. It has been unseasonably hot here in NYC also, several days in the 90’s already and very humid. I have been running the AC every day all day since last week. Thank you so much, the cantaloupe smoothy is so good. I bought two more so I can make it again.
Oh lovely! I’ve never had a cantaloupe beverage before, Suzanne. It looks and sounds so refreshing.
It’s really good Patty, so simple and refreshing. Thank you so much.
I LOVE cantaloupe and this drink looks so delicious and refreshing!
It really is thank you so much Julie.
Oh, this does look refreshing!
It is Sarah, hugs to Choppy who always amuses me.
She will be thankful for the hug!
That picture pulled me in in an instant! I bet this is so smooth creamy and delish!!
Thanks so much Mary Frances. It is both creamy and very delish. A lovely light dessert.
What a refreshing treat! I love cantaloupe but have rarely done anything with them except eat them plain. I love the idea of adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream! I’ve always felt a little left out because I don’t like root beer floats (colas really aren’t my thing), but this looks way better than a root beer float!
Oh this is wonderful with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Like a float without the fizz. Thank you so much.
The color is so rich and vibrant. I almost thought it was a mango drink .
The melon was such a deep orange it was beautiful and it seemed like pureeing brought out the color. Thank you so much skd!!
This looks so refreshing…and so simple! Bookmarked already and just waiting for a nice ripe melon and a hot day to pair it with. 🙂
Thank you so much Nancy, it’s such a delicious drink. Hope you enjoy!!
This looks totally luxurious Suzanne! Can imagine how it makes the perfect summer dessert on a balmy evening relaxing outdoors. Yum!
It’s wonderful Margot, it really is such a nice drink with or without the ice cream. Thank you so much.
Loved your recipes. So glad to find you ! 🙂
Thank you so much and I am on my way to check your site out.