Monday, August 17, 2009

Cantaloupe Sago Summer Drink

I have been seeing this dessert circulating around the Web in recent years. I never make an attempt to make it mainly because some called for coconut milk. Then, some was made with evaporated milk but I hardly stock this in my pantry. And it just happen that I have some condensed milk in my refrigerator so "tada!", why not I used condensed milk instead, got some milky flavor and sugar in one. This drink indeed refreshing especially good during Summer when cantaloupe, honeydew and mango are at its cheapest. Very cool and refreshing drink to serve as a drink or dessert during the hot summer days. My girls and I loved it but not my hubby, he said why wasted a cantaloupe for this? *fume* <---me!

  • 1 cantaloupe, separate
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tsp. condensed milk
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1/4 cup mini sago pearls/ tapioca pearls


1. In a small saucepan, boil water. When boiled, add in tapioca pearls, boiled for 10 minutes uncovered, then turned off the heat, covered and let it sit for 15-20 minutes or until the tapioca pearls turned transparent. Drain in a sieve with cold running water. Set aside.

2. Cut the cantaloupe in chunks for blender and reserved 1/4 (cut into small cubes) to add in later.

3. In a blender, add in water, chunks cantaloupe and condensed milk. Puree and blend until fine, add in crushed ice and blend until smooth.

4. Pour mixture into a serving bowl, add in tapioca pearls and cubed cantaloupe. Mix and serve cold.

5. Keep leftover in the refrigerator.


tigerfish said...

I made something similar before. Nice...

pixen said...

I did something similar with Durian and sago pearls. Then drizzled the thick dessert with Gula Melaka... yummy!

tracieMoo said...

yummy.. looks like a really good dessert to me!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Hahaha, guy always dont like sweet thing, so he gave such suprise..anyway, I never try to cook this before, look delicious, kids sure will like it..

Noob Cook said...

Yum yum. You don't like coconut milk? It looks great with condensed milk as well ^_^

Unknown said...

i loveeeee cantaloupe...done in anyway or eat as is (LOL to your husband's remarks and the *fume* had me spitting coffee to my laptop screen hehehe)

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

hahaha!! your hubby funny lor! tell him you creaTE something popular that everyone (chinese) loves it! actually I would love to have one glass and drink it right now at this hot and humid day! these days my hubby shut up or walk away whenever the food I make he doesn't bitching or whatsoever..

Babe_KL said...

very refreshing indeed and so far i've tasted honeydew or watermelon version. great idea to use canteloupe

daphne said...

Very refreshing! Esp with the sago!

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

Looks so refreshing ! Is that what we called honeydew ? Sometimes our " old man " complained alot...LOL... never mind lah , they don't drink then we drink more lor !

Little Corner of Mine said...

Tigerfish, yes, very common.

Pixen, mmm...I love Gula Melaka syrup.

Yes, Tracie, it's refreshing.

Sonia, yup, popular with kids.

Noobcook, I like coconut milk, very fragrant, but very fattening, so I tried to avoid it if can.

Hehe Rita. :P

Les, yeah lor, he is like that. But your hubby turned smart.

Babe_kl, didn't know we can use watermelon too. That would be refreshing as well.

Yes Daphne, kids love the sago.

FTHousefly, no, this is not honeydew, honeydew is green color and has a smooth surface whereas cantaloupe is orange color, smaller and has rough surface. Yes, more for us! ;)

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

Oh OK OK ! I confused cantaloupe with honeydew...hehehe. I can add more condensed milk to this drink cos I want it sweet and creamy , will try this soon , thanks for sharing.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

That sounds wonderful! I found your blog from the foodbuzz widget. I am glad that I did!

Big boys Oven said...

aiyoh so nice lar! I also want some! heheheh can right!