2 large cantaloupes, rinsed
1 can (6-ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup honey
2 cups water
Zest and juice of one medium fresh orange
1 cinnamon stick
1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Orange sherbet or sorbet, for garnish
Fresh mint, for garnish
Cut cantaloupes in half and remove seeds. With a melon-baller, remove pulp. Place pulp in a blender with orange concentrate, honey and coriander. Blend until smooth.
Place 1 3/4 cups water, orange zest and juice, and the cinnamon stick in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Let simmer for 10 minutes, then remove cinnamon stick.
Blend remaining 1/4 cup water with cornstarch until smooth, then whisk into saucepan, over low heat, until mixture thickens. Add to cantaloupe mixture and blend for a few seconds to combine.
Refrigerate until cold.
Garnish with orange sherbet or sorbet and a fresh mint leaf.
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