melon shaved ice
  • (1 cup) water
  • (1/3 cup) sugar
  • (4 cups) peeled, seeded ripe cantaloupe, muskmelon, or watermelon, cut into large chunks
  • (1 Tbsp.) lemon juice



Melon Shaved Ice

Homemade shaved ice made with your favorite type of melon.

Preparation Time

About 10 minutes (plus 2 hrs freezing)

Cook Time

About 5 minutes


  1. 1Place a small saucepan over medium heat. Add water and sugar. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Set
    aside to cool.
  2. 2Puree melon, lemon juice and sugar mixture until smooth. Divide mixture evenly between 2 freezer-safe containers. Freeze 1-2 hours, shaving with a fork every 1/2 hour.
  3. 3When completely frozen, use a fork to break into chunks. Place back in food processor and process until smooth. Place into a freezer-safe container and freeze another 20-30
    minutes. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of dish

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 80
  • Total Fat < 1 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 20 g
  • Protein < 1 g
  • Cholesterol — mg
  • Sodium 18 mg
  • Fiber 1 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dessert

Recipe Subcategory: Ice Cream and Sorbet

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: N/A

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.