Horchata de melón

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Horchata de melón
Horchata de melón
Servings:Serves 1
Calories per serving:21
Ready in:5 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:None
Recipe author:Chef
First published:12th April 2013
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This unusual horchata recipe is from my Mexican cookery bible: The essential cuisines of Mexico ISBN 9780307587725 by Diana Kennedy.

Try it next time you have a cantaloupe melon, it uses the parts you would normally discard.

Adjust the quantities of sugar and lime to your personal taste

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  • The seeds, pulp and juice scooped from the centre of a cantaloupe melon (the parts you would normally discard)
  • 250 ml cold water
  • 1.5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice


  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until really smooth
  2. Refrigerate for 1 hour
  3. Using a jelly bag or fine meshed strainer, strain and serve over ice cubes

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