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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

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Health Score:
5,5 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
45 min.
Preparation
Calories:
254
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

You can hardly find a more refreshing way to replenish your vitamin A balance! Melons contain a lot of the plant precursors of this cell-protecting vitamin. An optimal and visually very attractive combination is a three-coloured melon mix of Carentais (orange), Galia (yellow-green) and watermelon (red). A must for\'s aroma: ripe fruit!

The more often you stir the granita while freezing, the finer the crystals become. If you like you can also let the liquid solidify without stirring and scrape the Granita. For children, use white grape juice instead of champagne.

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.