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Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Lemon and Ginger

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 -6 servings 1x


This Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Lemon and Ginger makes for an incredibly refreshing summer appetizer or light meal!


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 67 cups coarsely chopped, fully ripe cantaloupe (about 1 large, or 1.5 medium cantaloupes)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (whatever kind you have on hand)
  • 8 sprigs fresh mint or other herbs (for garnish)
  • 1 cup finely diced cantaloupe (for garnish)


  1. Place butter, honey, and lemon peel in a small bowl. Microwave until butter is fully melted, about 45 seconds. Stir to blend mixture. Use a rubber spatula to scrape mixture into a food processor or blender.
  2. Add melon chunks and grated ginger and puree until as smooth as possible. (My food processor only fit about half of the melon, so I pureed it in two batches.) Transfer to a bowl and stir in milk until well-blended. Cover, and chill thoroughly (4 or more hours).
  3. Garnish each serving with a mint (or other herb) sprig, and a few pieces of diced cantaloupe if you’d like.