Melon Balls in Rum Syrup

  • Active Time 10m
  • Total Time 2h 15m
  • Rating ****

Makes 10 servings


  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light rum
  • 1/3 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/4 small ripe watermelon
  • 1 ripe cantaloupe
  • 1 ripe honeydew melon
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


Bring the water to a boil. Stir in sugar and simmer for 3 minutes. Add the rum and simmer for another 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool somewhat before adding the lime juice and the grated lime peel.

Cut melons into balls with a melon baller. Add the blueberries to the mixed melon balls. Pour the syrup over the fruit, mix gently, cover and chill for several hours before serving.

Recipe reprinted by permission of National Watermelon Promotional Board. All rights reserved.

RecID 5894

nutrition information per serving

148 calories; 0g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 22mg sodium; 33g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 1g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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