If you’re looking for a cool, refreshing snack with a touch of sweetness to it, then look no further than these melon balls recipes. Not only are they fun and easy to make, but there’s something about the way the burst of flavor from each bite pairs so perfectly together that is truly one-of-a-kind.
Often melon balls are used to make a pretty fruit salad. However, if you are looking for a unique and fun appetizer, we have some ideas for you. Find something light yet satisfying to enjoy with your favorite summer beverage or side dish.
Whether you’re having a macramé party or just want to entertain some friends in your own backyard, preparing melon balls is an easy and delicious way to turn any gathering into an occasion.
Over 15 Melon Balls Recipes
Whether you choose watermelon, honeydew melon, or cantaloup; however, you can use whichever melons you like. These sweet treats are sure to have your entire family asking for more.
Read on for our favorite recipes featuring melon balls that are perfect for any occasion!
Refreshing Drinks Using Melon
With its bright colors and tropical flavors, it is one of those flavor combinations that is sure to be the star of any party. Fresh, flavorful, and fun. It’s the perfect way to put a twist on summer.
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This tropical melon cocktail is a wonderful green holiday drink. The glass has a pretty lemon sugar rim and the cocktail itself boasts the distinctive flavor of melon along with tangy citrus and fruity rum.
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When the melons are ripe in the summer, what better way to enjoy them than in these Melon Ball Mojitos? Delicious and refreshing.
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These mojito-soaked melon balls are perfectly refreshing on hot summer days. The perfect melon ball drink to make for any party. Your guests will keep coming back for more.
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Not only is this recipe packed full of flavor and vibrant colors that will make your plate look stunning, it’s also simple enough to whip up in minutes for anytime snacking, healthy breakfasts, or as part of a larger meal.
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A perfect summer salad. with classic Italian flavors of cantaloupe melon and prosciutto ham. Highlighted in this arugula salad with mozzarella cheese.
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It is an easy salad to share with friends. I just make extra jars of it and hand them the jar. A delicious light lunch in just 5 minutes.
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A quick summer melon salad recipe with mozzarella, baby spinach, arugula and raspberries.
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Fresh, easy, and delicious. This cantaloupe caprese melon balls salad is perfect for a party in the evening right into a brunch in the morning. A simple, yet elegant dish.
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A slightly different version of this ever popular flavor combination in a salad. Perfect for summer picnics, barbecues, and dinners al fresco on the patio enjoying the summer sun!
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An easy picnic salad, with sweet melons, honey, lemon, and topped with mint. Serve this at any backyard barbeque, birthday party, or brunch.
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Watermelon and feta salad is one of the most refreshing summer combos. It combines sweet, fruity, slightly bitter and salty together.
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Kabobs and Appetizers
No-bake, super simple, and healthy treat you’ll want to make all summer long. Made with three types of sweet and juicy melons and finished with the best-ever honey lime mint drizzle.
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Easy and refreshing appetizer. A little salty and sweet at the same time. It just takes minutes to put together.
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A delicious, fun way to serve a snack or appetizer. Since there is no cooking it makes this perfect for a summer brunch or potluck. Fancy enough for a party too.
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A such a delicious, skewered appetizer that I like to serve cold and make in advance! Serve this starter before dinner or simply with cocktails.
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Made with fresh cantaloupe, prosciutto, basil, and bocconcini, then drizzled with balsamic glaze. It’s a healthy, refreshing, and delicious snack.
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How to Make a Melon Ball
What utensil do you use to make melon balls? They are called melon ballers. They have a round end that forms round ball about 3/8 inch to 1 inch when scooped into the flesh of a melon.
To make round watermelon balls insert the melon baller into the melon flesh and twist to create a circular shape. Continue inserting the scoop until all the flesh is made into round shapes.
This same process can be done for any type of melon.
Can you make melon balls with a cookie scoop?
Some people prefer to use a cookie scoop for making melon balls. They like the quick release of the round fruit from the cookie scoop. To make the balls using a cookie scoop, just insert the scoop into the fruit flesh, twist and scoop out the round shaped fruit.
How long do melon balls keep?
Melon balls will keep up to 5 days when stored in a glass airtight container in the refrigerator. Place into an airtight container and freeze for up to 12 months.
Can you prepare melon balls in advance?
You can prepare the melon balls up to 2 days in advance. Once the balls are made, just place the fruit in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Why should you not put melon in the fridge?
When the melon is still whole, the best place to store it is at room temperature. Whole melons like watermelons, honeydews, and cantaloupes have their best flavor served at room temperature.
Once the fruit is cut, store them in the refrigerator up to 3 days at most.