Good Iced Melon Verrine

Good Iced Melon Verrine

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A deliciou “hors d’oeuvre” of frozen melon balls in sweet wine jelly. Choose a sweet wine such as Sauternes or Loupiac. Prepare the melon and the wine jelly in advance and keep cool in the refrigerator.

Preparation time: 15 minutes — Resting time: 1 / 2 hours in the refrigerator

Ingredients list for iced melon verrine

6 people

  • 3 melons
  • 25 cl sweet white wine
  • 2 mini-bags of gelatin (or agar-agar, the steps will be sligly differents, just follow the instructions on the bags)


Soften the gelatine in a bowl of cold water.
Heat a little wine in the microwave.
Sewer gelatin leaves and add them to the warm wine, pour the mixture into a bit flat container and then put it in the fridge so that it can gelify (about 1 / 2hour).
Cut the melon in half and remove seeds. Make balls with a spoon.
Fill the glasses with the melon.
Scrape jelly with a fork.
Cover the glass jars with jelly, if you do not use right away, put the glasses in the fridge.

Serve with a slice of  Bündnerfleisch or a thin slice of dried ham.

This recipe was inspired by chef Dominique Gaston, living and working in Lyon, France.

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