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melon juice in a drinking glasses with ice
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Melon Juice

Melon juice made of shredded cantaloupe and simple syrup is a refreshing drink you'll love year round. Bursting with fresh fruit flavor, it's a tasty and healthy way to hydrate!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Filipino, Global
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 311kcal


  • 1 large cantaloupe
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 4 cups cold water

For the Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • Cut cantaloupe in half crosswise and with a spoon, scrape off seeds and inner pulp.
  •  In a bowl, place seeds and pulp with one cup of the water, and mash with the back of a spoon to extract flavor. Using a colander, strain juice and discard seeds. 
  • Hold the cantaloupe half firmly and shred flesh using a fruit shredder or the tines of a fork into thin strands.
  • In a pitcher, combine shredded melon, extracted juice from seeds, simple syrup, and the remaining 3 cups of water. Stir well and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve

For the Simple Syrup

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and 1 cup of water and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. 
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.


Adjust amount of water to meet desired sweetness. You can replace one cup of the water with evaporated milk for a creamy drink or add a squirt or two of lemon juice to brighten flavors.


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 281mg | Sugar: 81g | Vitamin A: 3110IU | Vitamin C: 33.7mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2.2mg