Cantaloupe Colada is a refreshing twist on the classic Piña Colada.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the original and I am a big pineapple fan; but when cantaloupe is in season and deliciously sweet, it makes a nice addition with the coconut, lime juice and rum.
Is It Really A Cantaloupe?
So it turns out, that the cantaloupes that we usually see in America, are actually called muskmelons. The true canataloupe is named for a castle in Italy, but they are not exported. How about that?!
How to Choose Cantaloupe (Muskmelon)
You want to choose one that feels heavy for its size, is sweet and fragrant and yields slighty to pressure on the blossom end. Store the muskmelon at room temperature, but you can store it in the fridge if it’s too ripe.
Other Delicious Drinks
- 1 ripe cantaloupe (approximately 3 cups) reserve a few wedges for garnish
- 1/2 cup coco lopez
- 2 limes, freshly squeezed
- 1/2 cup rum
- 1 1/2 cups ice
- Place glasses in the freezer to make them cold and frosted.
- Blend all ingredients in a blender, smoothie maker or food processor and blend until smooth
- Serve immediately and enjoy! (It still lasts a bit in the fridge, just won't be as frothy)
Quince Family says
Oooh, this is definitely something I have to try! I wonder if you could use fat free yogurt? Or Greek yogurt with honey for the protein? Also, what % fat milk (skim, 2%, etc) did you use?
I want to try this for sure!
Sandy (Stollar) Leibowitz says
So glad you like the idea. Of course, fat free yogurt works. For protein, you might even be able to add whey protein powder. I used fat free milk because that's what I had on hand.
Nice presentation of the beverage
Sandy L says
Thank you very much!
Coconut tastes good with almost everything
I'm fortunate to live in an area where we have the climate that's ideal for growing the trees and let me tell you, there is nothing like a cool, refreshing glass of coconut water, just poured. Not typical to think of of mixing it with cantaloupe- that's a good idea!
Sandy L says
Dealspotr – thank you for commenting. Yes coconut is delicious. This combo is refreshing!