Summer Cantaloupe Granita

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $0.68
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4 cupsCantaloupe, diced
2Limes (juice and zest)
2 tbspFresh Mint Leaves, whole
2 tbspHoney


  1. Add all ingredients except mint to a food processor and blend until very smooth.
  2. Strain through a sieve into a large baking dish. Scatter mint leaves in the liquid. Freeze.
  3. After an hour break up the icy slush with a fork, and place back in the freezer for a couple hours until frozen solid.
  4. Scrape the frozen granita with a fork to serve.


  • ​Cantaloupe is an excellent source of vitamin C and carotenoids such as vitamin A. Carotenoids are compounds that give yellow and orange fruits and vegetables their colour. Carotenoids play a role in maintaining eye health. Diets rich in carotenoids are associated with a lower risk of developing age-related eye diseases. Both vitamin C and carotenoids are antioxidants that promote a strong immune system.
  • Hot flashes and night sweats likely happen because of changing estrogen levels during menopause, which throws off your body’s thermostat. Following a diet rich in fibre and lower in refined sugars can help stabilize hormone levels, leading to less hot flashes.
  • Following a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in added sugars and fats may help reduce hot flashes. In a study of menopausal women, those who followed a Mediterranean diet experienced 20% less hot flashes and night sweats while those who ate a more North American diet experienced 20% more hot flashes. Women who ate certain fruits such as melon, mango and strawberries were less likely to have hot flashes.
  • Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C, which may help lower inflammation in the joints, providing relief from rheumatoid arthritis. In cell and animal studies, compounds in limes called limonoids have been shown to prevent cancer cells from dividing.