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The Pacific Northwest (USA) is a very sociable place; gatherings with friends and family outdoors are common. Lawn games, hikes and other outdoor activities feature. Here's a dessert treat I often make for such events - a cool refreshing, though messy, treat to be enjoyed outside. One of our very young family friends calls "cantaloupes" - the melons - "antelopes" - which brings all kinds of wordplay to my mind. So I've playfully adjusted the melon spelling accordingly because "Antelopes and Ice Cream" is too.... well, never mind.
If you want something tangy for refreshment on a hot summer day, these rich vitami C pops are the ones you should go for! But you have to be a bit careful because raw bitter melons are really BITTER! So, in order to reduce its bitter flavor, I recommend you should slice them thinly and sprinkle a pinch of salt, then after 15 minutes, wash the salt off. When I first tried this recipe, I carelessly sliced them rather thick and didn't salt them. So they tasted super-duper BITTER!! Please don't make the same mistake as mine except only when you want something ultra punchy!