Refreshing, Creamy, and Bursting with Berry Goodness
Summer calls for desserts that satisfy your sweet tooth without weighing you down. Our Cookies and Cream Mixed Berry Cantaloupe Bowls are just the ticket. Imagine the lush sweetness of ripe cantaloupe, the rich indulgence of cookies and cream, and the tart brilliance of mixed berries—all combined in one delightful bowl.
- 2 ripe cantaloupes, halved and seeds scooped out
- 1 cup of your favorite cookies and cream ice cream
- 1/2 cup Nature's Turn freeze-dried mixed berries
- 4 tablespoons crushed chocolate cookies
- Fresh mint for garnish (optional)
Begin by preparing your cantaloupes. Cut them in half and remove all the seeds. You'll want to create a hollow center where the ice cream will nestle.
Take a scoop of cookies and cream ice cream and place it into the center of each cantaloupe half. Allow it to soften slightly, so it melds into the fruit.
Sprinkle a generous amount of Nature's Turn freeze-dried mixed berries over the ice cream. The berries will add a burst of tartness and a delightful chewiness to your dish.
For added texture and a nod to classic cookies and cream, sprinkle the crushed chocolate cookies over the top.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint for a pop of color and a hint of freshness, if you like.
Serve immediately, with a spoon to dig deep into the layers of flavor—from the creamy, decadent bottom to the fruity, refreshing top.
This easy-to-assemble dessert not only looks stunning but is also a perfect way to enjoy the fruits of summer. The creamy ice cream and crunchy cookies offer a satisfying contrast to the juicy cantaloupe and tangy berries. It's a playful twist on a fruit bowl that's both visually appealing and incredibly delicious—ideal for a summer treat or as a unique dessert at your next gathering.