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EatSmarter exclusive recipe

Vanilla-Flavored Melon Balls

with Champagne Granita
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Vanilla-Flavored Melon Balls

Vanilla-Flavored Melon Balls - Cool down on hot summer days with this icy dessert

Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
45 min.
Preparation
Calories:
254
calories
Calories
0
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Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie254 kcal(12 %)
Protein1 g(1 %)
Fat0 g(0 %)
Carbohydrates47 g(31 %)
Sugar added36 g(144 %)
Roughage1.5 g(5 %)
Vitamin A0.4 mg(50 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.2 mg(2 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin1 mg(8 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate39 μg(13 %)
Pantothenic acid0.3 mg(5 %)
Biotin5.4 μg(12 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.1 μg(3 %)
Vitamin C44 mg(46 %)
Potassium475 mg(12 %)
Calcium47 mg(5 %)
Magnesium28 mg(9 %)
Iron1.1 mg(7 %)
Iodine8 μg(4 %)
Zinc0.2 mg(3 %)
Saturated fatty acids0 g
Uric acid33 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
1 ¾ cups
Champagne (or sparkling wine)
1
150 grams
1
fully ripe Melon (Charentais or cantaloupe)
1
½ cup
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Small pot, 1 Casserole dish, 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Whisk, 1 Melon baller

Preparation steps

1.
Vanilla-Flavored Melon Balls preparation step 1

Rinse lemon in hot water and remove skin with a vegetable peeler. Cut peel into thin strips. Cover and set aside. Juice lemon and measure 4 tablespoons of the juice.

2.
Vanilla-Flavored Melon Balls preparation step 2

In a pot over medium heat, heat half the champagne with 2 tablespoons lemon juice and half the sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves.

3.
Vanilla-Flavored Melon Balls preparation step 3

Mix in remaining champagne and let cool completely.

4.
Vanilla-Flavored Melon Balls preparation step 4

Pour the mixture into a baking dish and place in freezer. When the liquid begins to freeze at the edges, thoroughly stir with a whisk or fork. Freeze, stirring occasionally, for about 4 hours.

5.
Vanilla-Flavored Melon Balls preparation step 5

Halve and seed melon. Scoop out flesh with a melon baller and place in a bowl.

6.
Vanilla-Flavored Melon Balls preparation step 6

Halve vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. In a bowl, combine vanilla bean seeds with remaining sugar.

7.
Vanilla-Flavored Melon Balls preparation step 7

In a pot, combine white wine and 100 ml (1/3 cup) water with the vanilla sugar, lemon zest and remaining juice. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes.

8.
Vanilla-Flavored Melon Balls preparation step 8

Let mixture cool for 5 minutes before pouring over the melon balls. Let melon balls soak in liquid at room temperature for 3-4 hours. Serve the melon balls with the granita.