all natural

all natural

1 review
READY IN 18 minutes
COOK TIME 8 minutes

If you ever visited Greece during the summer time, one of the things that will impress you are the fresh fruits, especially if you happen to visit a open air fruit market you will have the chance to try all kinds of summer fruits.  One of the popular choices will be the little round melon, coming from the island of Crete, south Aegean sea.  From Macedonia, North part of Greece come the most tasteful black cherries, of the Mediterranean are, with sharp taste  and crispy body.  My grand mother, a Greek origin from the black sea area, used to make a fantastic liquor with the mix of stoned black cherries, cognac, cloves cinnamon, placing this on a big bottle, exposed in the Greek sun for many months.  I can never forget the fantastic taste when as a child I was allowed a little glass during the New Years festive.  Now days, for the memory of that taste I have come up with a recipe that is very summary and includes two of the most popular fruits..melon - black cherries juice.


  • two small round melons
  • 1 glass fresh made black cherries juice (could be make with red cherries )
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar
  • whole cherries for the decoration
  • 1 teaspoon cognac


  • 1Dilute the corn starch with cherry juice and bring to boil, turning it to a creamy sauce
  • 2Add sugar , ginger and cognac
  • 3let it cool
  • 4cut melons in half and empty the seeds creating a hole in the middle
  • 5Use a spoon to fill the hole with the cherry cream
  • 6refrigerate and serve cool


Nutrition Facts

  • Calories
  • Carbs
    20 g
  • Fiber
    120 g
  • Sugars
    60 g


Melina Selalma
03 August, 2016
if black cherries not in season, I can use blackcurrant juice instead