Cantaloupe and Raspberries with Blueberry Syrup and Ice Cream

It’s still 90 F here this week so ice cream and fruit seems like a good idea.  The end of berry and melon season is approaching *sob!* and I wanted to make the most of it.

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Best of all I could have it guilt free with this yummy coconut, vegan ice cream from Nicholyn Farms.  And I’ve mentioned last time that Barrie Hill has the best cantaloupes ever!  Their fall raspberries are delicious too and I’m going out to pick some more this weekend.  What a treat to have raspberries, blueberries and strawberries all the way to the end of September!

I spotted some of their own blueberry syrup as well and I was sold.  I had originally planned to make a healthy chocolate sauce and you can choose this option by visiting this link.

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Topping it off with a little basil or an edible flower will enhance your presentation and it’s the easiest dessert you’ll ever make.

I’ve got a couple more little treats to beat the heat over the long weekend coming up.  It’s going to be a hot one!  Are you having a holiday party? What’s your go-to treat when you want to cool down?

Enjoy the time off, everyone.  Cheers!

Update:  My friend, Debbie was kind enough to share her pics of this recipe when she made it at home.  Her hubby isn’t a fan of cantaloupe so she used peaches instead for him and they loved it.  There’s something about that blueberry syrup that really takes it over the top.  Thanks, Debbie!

Debbie's Dessert

Cantaloupe and Raspberries with Blueberry Syrup and Ice Cream
Author: Robyn
Prep time:
Total time:
  • 12 slices of cantaloupe
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 4 scoops ice cream
  • 1/4 cup blueberry syrup
  • Optional garnish – fresh basil or mint leaves, edible flowers
  1. Slice cantaloupe
  2. Wash and dry berries
  3. Prepare individual plates or one large plate by placing scoops of ice cream surrounded by fruit and topped with blueberry syrup.



  • Reply
    Debbie Harris
    September 3, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!
    I believe you have just inspired me to share this for dessert tonight as I have all the ingredients on hand, Robyn.

    So I made your cantaloupe soup…What a treat!! I would have liked for my cantaloupe to have had a little sweeter taste 🙁 this was the first one this year that wasn’t so tasty, but I’ll make it again.
    Such an easy recipe to whip up.

    Enjoy your berry picking this weekend.

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      September 3, 2015 at 8:43 am

      Oh, dear, Debbie. I probably should add something to the recipe about tasting it as you go and adding more honey if needed. We never know what we’re getting…especially with melons.

      Enjoy your long weekend, my friend! I know you’ll love this dessert!
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    September 3, 2015 at 8:54 am

    You have whipped up a beautiful dessert, my friend. I love fruit with ice cream or just cream. In fact for the last several nights I have been enjoying peaches with cream….I think I need to quit this yummy habit {at least the cream part} before my clothes get any tighter! hehe 🙂

    Thanks for inspiring so many. Have a wonderful day! Hugs!

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    September 3, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Hi Robyn, What a great idea to use blueberry syrup on ice cream. We eat ice cream every night during the Summer. I’m going to try this tonight, my husband said it’s sounds good. Cantaloupe’s on sale right now too.
    I agree with you on the orange decor. It’s fun to look at, but I couldn’t live with it everyday. I used to decorate my house for Fall with a lot of orange and after awhile, I just couldn’t take looking at the orange anymore! These past several posts are some recent model homes I toured. The next two or three posts will be more of the orange house. I think I would replace everything orange with bright white to brighten up the dark woods and charcoal grey, and keep it neutral and add a lot of green plants instead. Maybe a few green accent pieces too.

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      September 3, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Hi Mary,

      I know you’re going to enjoy this treat. It’s a yummy combo of flavours.
      Great idea with the orange change up! It’s such a great, vibrant colour but after awhile you just want to toss it, lol.
      Looking forward to your next posts! Have a great weekend 🙂
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    September 3, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Robyn, oh this dish looks so refreshing, it’s exactly how I like to have my desserts in the evening in the summer.
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    GiGi Eats
    September 3, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    What a phenomenal END OF SUMMER dessert!!! If I could eat fruit, I would be FIRST IN LINE to gobble THIS UP!
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    anita rivera
    September 3, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    My dear friend I am so late due to school having stsrted..I am at school waiting to present to parents tonight at th middle school. Your photos are unbelievable! You are having fun aren’t ypu! Hugs to you!

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    September 3, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I love simple desserts, and this one looks heavenly! I’m sad about berry and melon season ending as well, I’m trying to soak up the last bits of summer before all the delicious fresh produce is gone. Enjoy your weekend! 🙂
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      September 5, 2015 at 8:43 am

      Hi Kalee,
      Don’t you just love all the fabulous local produce! I do have to say though I’m finally starting to look forward to some fall comfort foods and your pasta dish sounds inviting. On my way to check it out!
      Thanks for your visit 🙂
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    September 4, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Oh my I want to reach through the screen for a bite of that lovely combination! We have actually been on a cool down lately after a scorching summer and I have to admit it feels refreshing. But I am still up for a good summer dessert involving ice cream : )
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      September 5, 2015 at 7:13 am

      I’m all about ice cream too, Mindy, and I’m so glad I found this one. It’s absolutely delicious! I can’t get over how hot it’s been for you guys. I know on the island a lot of people got air conditioning for the first time. Never needed it before!

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    September 5, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Hi Robyn,
    This looks so colorful and sounds so delicious – its almost looks to good to eat but I am sure I could force myself. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.
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    September 5, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    I make my own blueberry syrup. I have never seen it in the market for sale. When you make it from scratch you can pour the syrup over the fruit and ice cream when it is warm from the pan. It just
    takes a couple of minutes to make.

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      September 8, 2015 at 5:55 am

      I’d love to know what you put in your syrup, Susan. I had never had blueberry syrup till now and it’s unbelievably good! Care to share your recipe?
      Thanks so much for visiting 🙂
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    September 6, 2015 at 3:29 am

    Fabulous and simple dessert. Those yummy fruits really make the ice cream shine. Happy Sunday to you dear friend. Lots of love from W.W. xo
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    September 8, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Thanks so much, Linda. Popping over to your blog this morning to check out your latest gorgeous tablescape! Hope your long weekend was fun! Los of love to you. xoxo
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