This refreshing soda float makes a fun after-school treat. Surprise guests with a low-calorie dessert in a glass--they won't be expecting melon and raspberry sorbet with bubbly water!
cantaloupe or other ripe orange-fleshed melon
small scoops raspberry sorbet
About 1 cup sparkling water
(I used La Croix Melon Pomelo)
, as desired
Cut the melon in half and scrape out the seeds. Scoop 16 or so (1 ½-inch) balls from the melon. (They don't have to be perfectly round.)
Measure 1 cup of melon scraps from of the remaining melon (left after scooping the balls), and puree in a blender with the water and lime zest.
Put 3 or 4 melon balls in each of 2 tall glasses. Add one scoop of sorbet. Divide remaining melon balls between the 2 glasses. Top with a second scoop of sorbet. Pour in the blended cantaloupe juice. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with fresh raspberries. Serve immediately with straws and spoons.
Adapted from a watermelon soda float recipe on the watermelon board’s website.