One of my early childhood memories was hanging out at my grandparents’ home while my Mom helped Grandma can and work in the garden.

I remember the green Jadite Fire King dishes that Grandma used, the smell of coffee permeating the house, and then a very special treat.

Sweet cantaloupe and ice cream.

The treat would be small beautiful melons just picked from the garden, sliced in half–seeds removed– and filled with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

It’s funny the things we remember from our childhoods but this was one of my favorite things about summer at Grandma’s farm.

A few weeks ago, I made the same dessert for my family.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy cantaloupe in the summertime?

Here’s my round-up for the week … fantastic cantaloupe recipes!

Farmhouse Table: Melon and Cucumber Salad

Seafield Farm: Avocado and Cantaloupe Salad

Daydreamer Desserts: Cantaloupe Martinis

The Domestic Gourmet: Prosciutto Wrapped Melon with Sage

Chasing Delicious: Cantaloupe Ice Cream

New York Times: Crab and Cantaloupe Salad with Ginger and Mint Dressing

Crafty Glutton: Cold Cantaloupe Soup

Dishing Up: Grilled Cantaloupe

Our Life in the Kitchen: Cantaloupe Sorbet

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