The Thrifted Kitchen {Paradise Sundaes}

Good Lord...it's HOT! I'm doing all I can to not walk around the corner to the local gelateria every hour in an effort to stay cool. Instead, I'm locked in my house, the A/C is cranked to the max and I've been going through that stack of vintage magazines again (you know the ones).

At the bottom was the August 1959 issue of Family Circle, with a cover displaying a sweet treat that, to me, is the picture of summer perfection: big bright chunks of fruit with a mound of ice cream on top. Yum.

I immediately hit up the TOC (table of contents for you non-publishing folk) to see where I could find the recipe. It was nestled inside a booklet called Summer Sociables, and the recipe is called "Paradise Sundaes." Other than it's pretty complexion and tartness that tingles your taste buds, the best thing about it is there is no cooking required! All you need is a dish, a melon baller and your favorite spoon!

Paradise Sundaes
Yields 1 serving

1 cantaloupe
Strawberry ice cream
Whipped cream
1 Peach

Slice cantaloupe in half and scoop out seeds. Using a melon baller, scoop cantaloupe straight out of the rind and place balls in your preferred dessert dish. Put as many or as little as you want! Top with raspberries, a scoop (or two) of ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream and a slice (or two) of peach.

Dig in! :) 

{Images by me}

1 comment:

  1. change the cantaloupe to honeydew & I'm all over that!!


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