Watermelon and Cantaloupe Kanten

Kanten, also called agar-agar, is a vegetable gelatin compliments of Martha Stewart’s whole living

Watermelon and Cantaloupe Kanten
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Watermelon and Cantaloupe Kanten

Servings 6

Total Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 218

carbohydrate 54g

protein 3g

fat 1g


  • 1 medium cantaloupe(s) halved and seeded (about 3 lbs for 6 servings)
  • 8 cup(s) watermelon
  • 3 cup(s) apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 cup(s) water
  • 1/3 cup(s) kanten flakes
  • 1/4 cup(s) honey, raw


  1. Scoop out cantaloupe and watermelon with a melon baller (or cut into 1 inch cubes) and put in a 9x5" (8 cup) loaf pan; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring cider, water and kanten to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer until the kanten is dissolved, about 5 min.
  4. Turn off heat and stir in honey until dissolved; cool to room temperature.
  5. Pour cooled liquid over the melon and set aside at room temperature until set, about 3 hours.
  6. Invert the kanten onto a platter.
  7. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.