You are here: Home » Recipes » Chinese Five-Spice Melon Soup Chinese Five-Spice Melon Soup Recipe by Our Cookbook Collection Yield servings Prep 20 minutes Cook 2 hours The trio of Chinese five-spice powder, grated ginger, and fresh Thai basil will wake up your taste buds for the next course. PrintEmail Ingredients 2 medium cantaloupes, peeled, seeded, and cubed3 tablespoons heavy cream2 tablespoons brown sugar2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger1 tablespoon sliced fresh Thai basil Instructions In a food processor or blender, puree the cantaloupe with the cream, sugar, lemon juice, and Chinese five-spice powder. Transfer the puree to a pitcher. Place the grated ginger in a piece of cheesecloth. Squeeze the ginger of its juice and add the juice to the cantaloupe mixture. Discard the ginger solids. Cover and refrigerate the cantaloupe soup for 1 to 2 hours. Pour the soup into individual bowls and garnish with the Thai basil. From the book You Won’t Believe It’s Salt-Free!, by Robyn Webb. Reprinted by arrangement with Da Capo Lifelong, a member of the Perseus Books Group. Copyright © 2012.