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Melon sa Malamig (Filipino Cantaloupe Drink)

Recipe for Melon sa Malamig- a light and refreshing Filipino Cantaloupe Drink.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword cantaloupe, drink, Filipino, summer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 pitcher


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water plus more for pitcher
  • 1 medium cantaloupe


  • Large splash vanilla extract
  • Sweetened condensed or evaporated milk
  • Ice for serving


  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water over high heat. Once the water comes to a boil, reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring often, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Clean the outside of the cantaloupe and cut in half. Use a spoon to remove the seeds and a melon scraper to scoop out threads of the cantaloupe into a medium bowl. If a melon scraper is not available, slice the cantaloupe and grate the flesh into the bowl.
  • Place the grated cantaloupe flesh into the pitcher and add the cooled syrup. Fill with water. If using, add a splash of vanilla extract or some condensed/evaporated milk.
  • Serve chilled or with crushed ice.