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Persian Cantaloupe Drink- Ab Talebi For Dessert

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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.

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109 Comments Post a comment
  1. I can do anything cantaloupe…💛

    May 27, 2016
    • I would pull a George Constanza and say that I would bathe in it. LOL. Happy Memorial Day!!

      May 27, 2016
      • …only if it’s fresh…😉

        HAPPY🇺🇸MEMORIAL🇺🇸WEEKEND

        Lots going on…Carnival in Town and I just enjoy good olde fashion “street food”

        Funnel Cake
        Chiclen on a Stick
        French Fries w/ Vinegar
        Sausage Peppers Onions
        Zeppoles

        🍢HUNGRY YET🍢

        May 27, 2016
      • Oh wow yes I love street food sounds fab have a great time🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸❤️

        May 27, 2016
      • OMG… that’s hysterical. 😀

        May 27, 2016
  2. 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!

    May 27, 2016
  3. 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.

    May 27, 2016
  4. Refreshing!

    May 27, 2016
  5. Sounds amazing! I love the idea of this as a dessert…

    May 27, 2016
  6. This looks delicious. Thanks!

    May 27, 2016
    • Thanks so much Michelle, I hope you and your family have a happy Memorial Day!!

      May 27, 2016
  7. Such a refreshing dessert and with wonderful color. 🙂

    May 27, 2016
  8. 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

    May 27, 2016
    • 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.

      May 27, 2016
  9. Liz #

    Oooooooo – this looks amazingly refreshing. And so simple! Happy Memorial Day weekend to you, too 🙂

    May 27, 2016
  10. You had me at cantaloupe. I’ll give this a try on a hot summer afternoon. Enjoy your Fiesta Friday.

    May 27, 2016
  11. This is what I need to be drinking next to the pool. It sounds incredibly refreshing!

    May 27, 2016
    • Yep perfect to sip when you are at the pool. I have another cantaloupe getting just ripe enough so I can make some more.

      May 27, 2016
  12. 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.

    May 27, 2016
  13. Love this. The perfect summer dessert! xx

    May 27, 2016
  14. 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!

    May 27, 2016
    • 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.

      May 27, 2016
  15. Oh this would be great as a cocktail as well. Delicious!

    May 27, 2016
  16. Suzanne-Oh Yum-Yum-Yum! My best wishes for a safe and Happy Memorial Day dear friend! xx

    May 27, 2016
    • Happy Memorial Day Cheryl, take care of yourself please my friend. We need you to stay healthy. Have a fun weekend.

      May 27, 2016
      • 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

        May 27, 2016
      • You have me worried.

        May 27, 2016
  17. Yum! This sounds like such a delicious summer beverage!

    May 27, 2016
  18. Oh WOW – Suzanne this sounds absolutely scrumptious!

    May 27, 2016
  19. This looks very refreshing . It’s foggy and cool here in Santa Cruz.
    Happy Memorial Day.

    May 27, 2016
    • 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.

      May 27, 2016
  20. Oh my yummmm!

    May 27, 2016
  21. What a refreshing drink Suzanne! Delicious!

    May 27, 2016
  22. 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

    May 27, 2016
  23. Suzanne, that looks really good, I have to try this! 🙂

    May 28, 2016
  24. Susan #

    Beautiful!! Have a wonderful weekend!

    May 28, 2016
  25. This is such a refreshing drink Suzanne.

    May 28, 2016
  26. Wow! I would love to make this! Looks delicioso!!

    May 28, 2016
  27. This looks very refreshing Suzanne 😀

    May 28, 2016
  28. This sounds delicious – I love that it’s full of vitamins and minerals. Happy holiday weekend! 😉

    May 28, 2016
  29. This looks so refreshing!

    May 28, 2016
    • It’s really refreshing and delicious thanks Susan. Happy Memorial Day!!

      May 29, 2016
  30. Suzanne– this has got to be the prettiest dessert ever! summer prefect.

    May 29, 2016
  31. Well this looks yummy!

    May 29, 2016
  32. 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.

    May 29, 2016
    • I love cantaloupe all melons really, I bet that salad was wonderful. Thank you so much and Happy Memorial Day.

      May 30, 2016
  33. That sounds like a light and refreshing way to end a meal.

    May 30, 2016
  34. I can have anything with cantaloup! Love this recipe, thanks a lot for sharing Suzanne!

    May 30, 2016
  35. 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!

    xoxo

    May 30, 2016
    • 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.

      May 30, 2016
  36. 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! :=)

    May 30, 2016
    • Thanks so much Sophie, yes icy cold and creamy it’s a wonderful drink.

      May 30, 2016
  37. 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

    May 30, 2016
    • Thanks so much Fae, it really is such a wonderful drink. I appreciate you and your great recipes Fae, I learn from you.

      May 30, 2016
      • 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. 🙂

        May 30, 2016
  38. A very light and delicious dessert!! Love that you added a scoop of ice cream, Suzanne! Yum!

    May 30, 2016
  39. 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.

    May 31, 2016
    • 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.

      May 31, 2016
  40. 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! 🙂

    May 31, 2016
  41. 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!

    May 31, 2016
    • 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.

      May 31, 2016
  42. Oh lovely! I’ve never had a cantaloupe beverage before, Suzanne. It looks and sounds so refreshing.

    May 31, 2016
    • It’s really good Patty, so simple and refreshing. Thank you so much.

      June 2, 2016
  43. I LOVE cantaloupe and this drink looks so delicious and refreshing!

    May 31, 2016
  44. Oh, this does look refreshing!

    June 1, 2016
  45. That picture pulled me in in an instant! I bet this is so smooth creamy and delish!!

    June 1, 2016
    • Thanks so much Mary Frances. It is both creamy and very delish. A lovely light dessert.

      June 2, 2016
  46. 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!

    June 1, 2016
    • Oh this is wonderful with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Like a float without the fizz. Thank you so much.

      June 2, 2016
  47. skd #

    The color is so rich and vibrant. I almost thought it was a mango drink .

    June 2, 2016
    • The melon was such a deep orange it was beautiful and it seemed like pureeing brought out the color. Thank you so much skd!!

      June 2, 2016
  48. 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. 🙂

    June 3, 2016
    • Thank you so much Nancy, it’s such a delicious drink. Hope you enjoy!!

      June 3, 2016
  49. This looks totally luxurious Suzanne! Can imagine how it makes the perfect summer dessert on a balmy evening relaxing outdoors. Yum!

    June 8, 2016
    • It’s wonderful Margot, it really is such a nice drink with or without the ice cream. Thank you so much.

      June 9, 2016
  50. Loved your recipes. So glad to find you ! 🙂

    June 16, 2016

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