Milk and Honey(Dew): 6 Delicious Desserts

When given some tender love and care, honeydew is the sweetest melon out there. Take a cue from its name and enjoy these honey sweet treats throughout late summer and early fall.

Honeydew-Lemon Sorbet

The sweet, creamy flavor of honeydew serves as the perfect base for a refreshing sorbet, particularly if you incorporate fresh lemon juice and a dash of honey to bring a tart sweetness to the table. If you’re looking to make things a little more gourmet, consider swapping out lemon juice for fresh lemongrass.

  • Pro Tip: Add a scoop of watermelon or cantaloupe sorbet for a multicolored treat!

Honeydew Popsicles

If sorbet isn’t your thing, break out the popsicle sticks! We’re big fans of honeydew popsicles because the complimentary flavors keep on coming; mint, pineapple, coconut, and even cucumber are all excellent options. Best of all, you can freeze different layers to create a beautiful ombre effect! 

Honeydew Mousse Cake

Expanding on the already delicious honeydew mousse, this dessert pairs a sweet graham crackers with a creamy, airy filling to create a finished product that would make any French pastry chef proud. To finish off your dish, top with fresh mint or whipped cream. 

  • Pro Tip: Add some lime zest to your crust for an unexpected twist. 

Mexican Honeydew

A twist on the popular watermelon/mango carts found in the Southern California, Mexican honeydew is a great option for chefs looking to have a dessert that leans into the spicy side of things. Best of all, this dish can be prepared in minutes! For best results, simply combine salt, lime juice, and chili powder with a mortar and pestle and liberally spread across fresh honeydew slices. If you want to take things to the next level, try grilling your honeydew slices afterwards!

Honeydew Sago

We won’t blame you if you’re unfamiliar with sago. Similar to tapioca pudding, sago is a  cold dessert soup that’s extremely popular throughout southeast Asia and China. When paired with coconut milk and sago pearls, the deep sweetness of honeydew permeates the bowl and lingers on the tongue! Whatever you do, make sure to follow proper storage and selection guidelines to keep your honeydew at the top of its game. 

Triple Melon Cake

Need more than one melon in your life? This dish has you covered! Not a “cake” in the traditional sense, triple melon cakes are generally made by stacking watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew rings then covering the rest of the “cake” with a creamy frosting. We’d recommend incorporating sliced almonds of walnuts for added texture, otherwise the cake can be overly creamy.