“I Love You Mom” Melon Salad for a Mother’s Day #SundaySupper

2014-02-15 05.37.14What better way to say I love you to Mom than with a salad where the ingredients are heart shaped?  This melon salad is simple, it’s just a combination of watermelon, honeydew and cantelope, cut into heart shapes with small heart cookie cutters and coated with a yummy, cheater creme anglaise and some fresh mint.

"I Love You Mom" Melon Salad
 
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This melon salad is a lot of fun for the kids to make for Mom for Mother's Day. It would also make a great Valentine's Day or Birthday surpirse!
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Recipe type: Fruit Salad
Serves: 12-18
Ingredients
  • 1 small seedless watermelon
  • 1 cantelope
  • 1 honeydew melon
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream (I used Hagen Daas French Vanilla), melted
  • 3-4 Tbsp. finely chopped mint leaves
Instructions
  1. Slice each melon into about 1 inch slices. I did this by slicing the melon in half first, for the honeydew and the cantelope I needed to scoop out the seeds from the center. Then I sliced each half into slices.
  2. Use a small heart cookie cutter to cut out heart shaped pieces of melon. You may choose to use more than one size cookie cutter, I found a set of heart cutters that had several sizes and we used the smallest 3 sizes to make small pieces of melon. The heart pieces don't have to be perfect.
  3. Put heart pieces into a bowl (a glass dish is especially pretty).
  4. Stir melted vanilla ice cream and pour over the melon pieces.
  5. Mix in the mint and stir gently to combine, being careful not to break the melon pieces.
  6. Chill for about 30 minutes or until ready to serve.
  7. ENJOY!

First we sliced the melons, honeydew, watermelon and cantelope in half and removed the seeds from the honeydew and the cantelope:

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 Next we sliced the melons into about 1 inch slices and, using the 3 smallest of the heart sized cookie cutters I found we cut out heart pieces from each melon:

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And put them together in a glass bowl:

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Next, I stirred the melted ice cream “creme anglaise” and poured it over the melon pieces:

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I gently tossed that together and chopped up my mint leaves:

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Then I added the mint into the salad:

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Once that was gently mixed together we chilled it for awhile and ate!  What a delicious fruit salad it ended up being!

Thanks so much to  Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake for hosting this special YUMMY edition of #SundaySupper for Mother’s Day!

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  7. Wow, I would have never thought about adding melted ice cream to a fruit salad! It looks so good, and so cute with the heart shaped melons 🙂

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  9. first time i saw salad all heart shape… sad i never came up with something unique…

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  11. The heart shapes are awesome! Your I Love You Mom Melon Salad is perfect. I hope you are having a good week!

  12. Love the cheater creme anglaise!! And the added mint is a perfect touch!!

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  14. what a refreshing first course

  15. I love how you cut out the fruit into cute little shapes and added the creme anglasie, the perfect treat for a special Mom!

  16. Adorable heart shaped melon with a perfect creme anglaise — doesn’t get much better! Happy Mother’s Day!

  17. How cute! I love that you cut up the fruit in the shape of little hearts, and the addition of creme anglaise makes this such a treat

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  20. I love a melon salad and it is one of my daughter’s favorites too, thanks for sharing on #SundaySupper.

  21. Now that’s the cheaters way for creme anglaise!

  22. There’s nothing like an amazing fruit salad! Love the creme you put on top!

  23. Heart shaped fruit? That’s so adorable! I love your salad.

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  27. now why didn’t I think of that. I love a melon salad and a heart shaped one even better.

  28. This is such a fantastic idea for Mother’s Day! LOVE.

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  31. Yum! Your melon salad looks just incredible!!! I love it!!

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  34. my favorite kind of creme anglaise!

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  38. Oooh, I love how you added “creme anglasie” to the fruit! So delicious!!! This is no ordinary melon salad 🙂

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