We played the rubber band game for hours, only taking breaks for salty dried fish snacks and these melon bars {our juvenile discovery into the amazing world of sweet and salty}. In case some of you may prefer sorbet style popsicles, I left my original recipe in the recipe card at the end of the post.) I am Sue, the creator behind My Korean Kitchen (since 2006). According to Danny, his father had a contact at Binggrae and played a large role in the bar’s global success -- convincing them to create English-language packaging for the bar and encouraging them to try the bar in different flavors. Why? Insert the ice pop sticks then return them to freeze until completely frozen (a further 6 hrs or overnight). I love Korea, I see novels and I love kpop, always pruevo Korean recipes, so far that I like are ganhoe, bibimbap, Korean rolling egg itself all but those are my favorites. Sylvieann , Thanks, Sylvieann! The Melona bar was released by Binggrae Co. Ltd. in 1992, a time when imported fruits were rare in South Korea. I used to buy it for 100 won (about AU$0.10). Frozen on a stick to keep from melting on fingers, these bars make for amazing desserts at summer birthday or pool parties. I also love how they take such faint effort and you can make 2 or 20 without much of a stretch. As I mentioned in the video, I can’t seem to find these anywhere so boy am I glad I can whip them up at home now whenever the craving strikes. One of my childhood favourite ice creams is Melona (메로나) – Honeydew melon ice pops. Let us know how it turns out. I usually use canned coconut milk to make whipped cream, would that work equally as well? For more information about cookies and how to disable cookies, visit our privacy commitment. and I taste a little the mixture became so bitter . “I did that for years until I moved at age 7 and at the time, the only way we’d have any Korean snacks was whenever my dad would bring them back from business trips. I’ve been trying to find a recipe for melona bars, but coconut flavoured instead of melon. amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; The heavy cream also left a waxy coating on the roof of my mouth, so maybe it’s worth another shot with something less fatty? I will surely make these if and when summer finally arrives in New York. ), 180g/6.3 ounce ripe honeydew melon, seeded and cut into small chunks, (optional) 1 small drop of green food colouring. But essesntially, whipped creame (made out of heavy cream) is what you will need to make this ice cream. Video Recipes – DIY's – Island Life – Travel – Natural Living – Minimalism, As with most of my childhood memories the fondest ones I have revolve around food. Enjoy! My Korean Kitchen delivered to your email inbox. Binggrae says there hasn’t been any research done on who actually consumes Melona bars, so it’s hard to know how far the ice cream reaches beyond the Korean community. Evenly pour into the cups then wrap in foil and wedge a popsicle stick into each one. I do hope freezing it might do some good. If I pick up more melons over the summer, I may try again with modifications unless I eat the whole plain melon first. Welcome to my Korean kitchen! For a baker in the United states, what is the equivalent of natural cream? Hi Charlotte, I haven’t experimented this recipe with coconuts, so I don’t know whether it will work. These Korean melon bars can be made in as little as 5 minutes then popped into the freezer to set. I hope you enjoy the recipe!! I'm Sue, the author/cook/photographer behind My Korean Kitchen. It’s not the ingredients individually, because I have tasted each ingredient separately and there is no bitter taste. That will give you some sense of the proportions I use. PALDO makes a beloved vegetable man doo with a traditional Korean taste. It was a very affordable and super delicious summer snack to me. (Too artificial taste for my taste buds). amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; Combine the whipped cream and the pureed honeydew melon by gently folding the cream. Its slightly creamy and elegantly chewy texture was very different to any other popsicles around at that time. Anyway, your recipe looks yummy. She thinks about family summer vacations in Seoul and her father’s coworkers in Paris who stock up on Melonas when he would be in the office. Unsubscribe at any time. Now in AZ I can only find these knockoff Haitai melon bars. Homemade Melona Bar (Honeydew Melon Ice Pops), , (This is suitable for whipping cream, it’s known as thickened cream in Australia, but I used “pure cream” – without any additives or thickening agents. Binggrae's fruit-flavored ice cream bar, Melona, made its debut in South Korea in 1992. How big was your lumps? . Get the Cooks Professional Espresso Maker for just £39.99, Choose the type of message you'd like to post, Magazine subscription – save 44% and get a cookbook of your choice. Thanks for the feedback Bailey!