Sweet, creamy, and oh so refreshing! Try this Melon Chiller with juicy cantaloupe shreds and condensed milk. It is the ultimate thirst quencher, especially for hot summer days.

Melon Chiller is a type of Filipino refreshment made with shredded cantaloupe, water, condensed milk, and ice. It is a popular street drink or samalamig usually sold alongside sago’t gulaman and buko juice, in plastic bags with straws.

What you’ll need

  • Cantaloupe– is a type of melon with orange flesh. It’s available year-round, but it’s at its sweetest during the summertime.
  • Sweetened condensed milk- adds a sweet and creamy flavor. You can substitute evaporated milk for this recipe and add sugar according to taste.
  • Water– use more or less depending on the desired concentration
  • Ice– serve the drink over ice for best enjoyment

Helpful Tips

  • Use a melon/coconut shredder to scrape and shred the flesh. If a melon scraper is not available, you can use the tines of a fork.
  • For extra flavor, add a few drops of vanilla extract.

How to serve

  • Serve this melon chiller over ice for the best enjoyment
  • Consume the drink immediately once the condensed milk is added as chemical compounds in the melon react to the milk over time, resulting in an acrid or bitter taste.


    • Cut melon into half. With a spoon, scrape seeds and pulp.
    • Place pulp and seeds in a bowl, add 1 cup of the water, and repeatedly press down with the back of a spoon to extract the juice. In a fine-mesh sieve, strain. Discard seeds and reserve the juice.
    • Using a melon shredder, shred cantaloupe meat.

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