Cantaloupe-Rum Frappes

Course : Fruits
Serves: 4
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4 medium ripe cantaloupes
2 cups peach ice cream
1 cup dark rum
1 medium lemon -- juice of
4 medium strawberries -- (for garnish)
4 medium mint sprigs -- (for garnish)

Preparation / Directions:

1. Cut thin slice of outer peel from bottom of each melon, perpendicular to the end axis so melons stand upright. 2. Cut slice off top of each melon, 1 inch deep and parallel to bottom slice. 3. Scoop out fruit and discard pith and seeds; cut rim of cantaloupe into an attractive saw-toothed pattern and refrigerate until ready to fill. 4. In blender, combine reserved fruit, ice cream, rum and lemon juice and whir until slushy; pour into cantaloupe shells and garnish each with a strawberry and mint sprig.

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