Fruit: Melon Seed Horchata

posted by Liz Thomas 11-20-102 9:26 PM

Melon Seed Horchata

Spanish and Mexicans make this drink with the seeds of cantaloupe or watermelon or even pumpkin seeds. It is said to be very refreshing.
Makes about 1 litre

200 g melon seeds
1 lt water
125 g sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
Ice


Wash the seeds thoroughly and grind them, husks and all, very finely (I think you could do this in a food processor). Stir the seeds into the water with the sugar and cinnamon. Stand in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally, for about 3 hours or until the flavour of the seeds has gone into the water. Strain through a very fine sieve serve with ice cubes.

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