Friday, 29 June 2012

French Food Friday...Charentais Frappé

It is melon season here in SW France and we have lots of melons growing in nearby Charante, available at both the local markets and supermarkets.
I adore it and we normally eat with Bayonne ham but as it is very hot again today (38 degrees) so I made a nice cold frappé with a melon and some vanilla yoghurt.....very yummy!

 Charentais Frappé

1  Charentais or cantaloupe  melon
1 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom*

1. Peel and seed melon. Chop into large chunks. Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes (don’t freeze completely).
2. Place the yogurt in a blender. Place the chilled melon chunks on top of the yogurt. Add lemon juice and cardamom.
3. Blend until frothy. Chill until ready to serve.
*Cardamom adds an exotic note, but you can use cinnamon, or a dash of nutmeg instead.

Santé à tous........Leeann x


  1. Dearest Leeann,

    Merci beaucoup pour cette recette! We once grew these delicious Charentais melons from seeds but the Cantaloupe will be a great substitute.
    Love to you,

  2. Mmmm sounds delish and healthy too! YUM... Great weekend to you too. x

  3. Delicious! As I lived in Charente-Maritime (Saintes) for a year, I'm a huge fan of these melons. Unfortunately I haven't spotted any in our UK supermarkets yet but will keep looking.

  4. Wonderful idea! Merci.
    (hope it cools off for you soon)


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