Anyone who has ever used a Parisienne scoop – or a melon baller – knows how satisfying it is to scoop out those tiny, soft chunks of fruit in a perfect sphere.
Whether you are using melon balls to decorate a cocktail, or you are adding some fruit to a salad, there is no denying that the melon baller is one handy utensil to have in your kitchen.
Sure, you could just chop your fruit up with a knife, but it doesn’t look nearly as nice.
Plus, where’s the fun in that?
In this article, we have compiled a list of melon baller recipes that are so simple and easy to make. From sweet cocktails to savory salads, there is something for everybody in this list.
So, let’s get started. Here are 28 melon baller recipes to sweeten your day.
For those who enjoy melon, this cocktail is perfect. For a highly refined cocktail hour, serve this concoction with a classic cheese plate and a handful of mixed nuts.
This tasty, tropical vodka shot is so much fun to drink during celebrations. Be careful, however, as the sweet flavors may cause you to forget how strong this shot really is…
Preparing these colorful Melon Caprese Skewers is incredibly easy. Simply thread some mozzarella, prosciutto, basil, and melon balls onto some small wooden skewers, and devour!
You only need a variety of melons, some lime juice, lime zest, and sugar to make this delectable Melon Ball Salad. To add a little flare, we advise using mint as a garnish.
Check out this Melon Ball Vodka Cocktail; a tropical-flavored cocktail with bright colors and a mild strength. Why not freeze the melon balls and use them in place of ice cubes?
We already know you’re going to adore these vibrant Marinated Mozzarella Melon Skewers. The tastiest skewers imaginable may be made by combining pesto, mozzarella, basil, and melon balls.
This is probably the easiest recipe in this list to follow, as there are only really 3 steps to follow: carve out the melon balls, put them in the freezer, and then enjoy!
For all of you who enjoy melon, here is another simple dish. Simply scoop your preferred melon varieties, and arrange the balls in a bowl with some blueberries and mint.
This Melon Berry Fruit Salad is one of the best ways to enjoy fresh fruit on a summer’s day. Drizzle with the honey lime dressing, and the flavors will be out of this world.
What screams ‘summer’ more than some fruity sangria? Straightforward yet striking, this colorful pitcher will get everybody coming back for seconds. All you need is some melons, liqueur, and a bottle of rosé.
Cantaloupe and prosciutto are a timeless flavorful pairing, made even more delicious with fresh herbs and silky mozzarella. This recipe combines all these delectable flavors to create some outstanding skewers.
12. Melon Ballsfest
Combine the sweet flavors of peaches, strawberries, lemon, lime, and melon with a touch of Moscato to make a vibrant cocktail that’ll definitely make your head spin. Drink responsibly!
These summery ice cream sundaes are both appetizing and visually stunning. If you wanted, you could also scoop the ice cream with the melon baller, producing mini, adorable ice cream scoops for your bowl.
This water is invigorating, delicious, and simply beautiful. This wonderfully flavored water will serve as a reminder to drink your recommended 8 glasses of water each day if you have trouble doing so.
Make some delicious Drunk Melon Balls to cool down your beverages by submerging some melon balls in a pineapple juice and triple sec bath, and freezing for a little amount of time.
You can serve these melon balls that have been soaked in port as an appetizer or as a beverage. Either way, this is something you won’t want to miss.
This is how summer would taste if it were a salad. To make the most delicious salad for a hot summer’s day, combine melon balls with crumbled feta, toasted walnuts, and mint leaves.
18. Watermelon Jello
Watermelon and mint are a traditional salad ingredient combination, as we all know. However, in this recipe, they have been paired with some unflavored gelatin to create a stylish, revitalizing dessert.
With this recipe, you can scoop out balls of melon and avocado using a melon baller. You’ll have some spicily delicious nibbles after assembling everything onto a skewer and dressing it with a handmade serrano-lime dressing.
20. Melon Ball Punch
This flavorful melon ball cocktail recipe combines three primary beverages to make a sparkling white grape punch that is stuffed with vibrant melon balls. It looks almost as great as it tastes!
We just cannot get enough of these melon skewer recipes. The following one may be made and ready in a matter of minutes, letting you and your friends to remain cool in the humidity.
Next, we have a frosty variation of the traditional melon ball cocktail with a dash of liqueur and vodka to shake things up. Don’t forget to embellish with some melon balls and Maraschino cherries.
This drink will also help you stay cool when the weather is warm. You’ll fall in love with this creamy beverage, which is delightfully sweet, filled with beautifully floral flavors and aromas.
Melons, prosciutto, mozzarella, and mint make for one of the best summer salad combos, as you’ve probably already guessed. When assembled on a skewer with honey and chili flakes, you’re onto a winner.
Another variation on the traditional drink, the Midori Melon Ball features mouthwatering fruit flavors. This drink has a striking green color and is topped with orange wedges and melon balls.
This Melon Salad with Basil Vinaigrette is a great alternative if you don’t like typical salads. Add some pine nuts, shallots, and garlic for a flavorful experience.
In this recipe, black salt and pepper are added to sweet, luscious fruit, creating an almost savory fruit salad. Although it might sound contentious, this salad is, indeed, very good.
Last but not least, how cute does this melon-in-melon dish look?! No waste is left behind when following this recipe, which uses both the core and the exterior of the watermelon. It looks great, and it tastes great.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is A Melon Baller?
The term ‘melon baller’ refers to a tool used to form melon balls from a scoop of a dimension of between 1 and 3 cm.
Typically, they are used for removing fruit segments that are shaped like spheres, which are then added to salads, cocktails, and other food items and beverages.
What Can I Use A Melon Baller For?
Melon ballers are most frequently used as kitchenware utensils for preparation. They are suitable for a range of melons, as well as other soft fruits.
They can also be used to create chocolate truffles, sweets, or tiny scoops of ice cream.
How To Make Melon Balls Without A Melon Baller?
If you don’t have a melon baller on hand, you could use a particularly sharp dessert spoon to do the job instead.
If the edges are sharp enough, you can easily scoop into a melon and create a ball, even if it is not as perfectly spherical as it would be while using a melon baller.
What Is Another Name For A Melon Baller?
The name ‘melon baller’ refers to the kitchen tool’s primary usage, which is to scoop balls out of melons. Although the moniker has grown significantly more widespread over time, this utensil’s real name is a Parisienne scoop.
While all the recipes above could, arguably, be made without the use of a melon baller, they all look so much better while using one.
There is something so satisfying about using one of these utensils, which makes the prepping experience all the more fun.
Melon balls look so much prettier than plain, simple chunks, and if you ask us, they somehow taste better, too!
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your melon baller, and get started with some of the recipes above.
We hope you found what you were looking for in our list.