Monin Melon Syrup
Monin Melon Syrup is just one of a delicious range of flavours, used by coffee shops such as Costa Coffee and enjoyed across the country and further afield.
The bottles come in a 70cl Glass Bottle, and a 1l Plastic bottle variation which is ideal for bars, cafes and coffee shops, but can also be used at home.
Dont let its simple appearance fool you. The seemingly humble melon boasts a complex mix of flavours, with its sweet and fresh nature a hit with fruit lovers across the world. Monin Melon Syrup captures what makes melons so popular and provides a tonic thats perfect for adding to desserts, teas and cold beverages. Monin uses a particular melon, Cavaillon, to ensure its syrup is packed with a mature, fruity sweetness which is impossible to resist.
It is difficult to pinpoint the exact starting point of the melon for a number of reasons. Firstly, the fruit has been around for thousands of years, and anything with such a long history is susceptible to missing details. In addition to this, the actual area where the melon originated from is unclear. Some evidence points to Africa being the first birthplace of the fruit. Others believe it began life in Southwest Asia, particularly in countries with hot climates like India and Iran.
Whether it was Africa or Asia, the fruit did eventually turn up in ancient Egypt some 4,500 years ago. Sadly for Egyptians during this time, melons were far from the tasty treat they are known as today. Instead, the fruit was described as something more akin to a cucumber. The general flavour of melons also struggled to receive any glowing feedback. However, years of cross-pollination saw the fruit develop its own delicious, distinctive flavour.
As with its origins, the first time melons landed in Europe is a muddled story. It took until the 16th century for the fruit to be initially recorded in England. Yet recent archaeological discoveries in sacred Nuragic wells suggest melons have been in Europe for over 3,000 years. Going back to the 16th century, Spanish explorers would transport melons to the United States and West Indies. It wouldnt take long for this food item to explode in popularity and, as of today, it is one of the most popular fruits in the world.
Baked Apple Alaska with Melon Whipped Cream
Wave goodbye to the traditional baked Alaska, as theres no going back once youve sampled this scrumptious apple version. An alluring melon-flavoured whipped cream replaces the browned meringue topping, which provides the ideal cover for the sweet apple and ice cream treat lying underneath.
What you will need:
- This recipe begins by preparing the apples. With care and attention, slice off the very top part of the apples. When this is done, grab a spoon and scoop out the insides. The aim is to not remove too much of the apples insides they need to retain their structure, which means the bottoms and sides need to stay intact.
- Transfer the apples to a suitable, microwave-friendly baking tray. Place 10g of butter into each apple, and follow this up with a tablespoon of granulated sugar for each apple. In an 800-watt microwave, cook the apples for four-and-a-half minutes. Once done, transfer the apples to the refrigerator. The key at this stage is to allow the apples to become completely chilled.
- As the apples are chilling, you can focus on the melon whipped cream. Note: you will need the help of a whipped cream dispenser for this step. With the cream dispenser ready, open it up and add both the Monin Melon Syrup and fresh cream. Close the lid of the dispenser, ensuring it is secured tightly you dont want the mixture to fly out all over you! Before shaking, however, a cream charger needs to be screwed into the device. With everything now ready to go, give the dispenser an enthusiastic shake for a few seconds. Doing so will achieve two things. Firstly, it will combine the two ingredients together. Secondly, it will produce a melon-flavour whipped cream which is deliciously fluffy and light.
- When the apples have reached the stage of being completely chilled, remove from the refrigerator. Grab a tub of vanilla ice cream, scoop up a hearty amount of said ice cream, and place inside each apple. Note: you dont have to stick to vanilla ice cream. Feel free to use whatever flavour is your favourite.
- Now squirt the melon whipped cream into the apple, filling in any empty space. Continue until the whipped cream extends above the apple and overflows over the sides. Finish with a drizzle of honey over each apple.