Here’s What You Need:
1 medium sized cantaloupe, (melon)
10 cups cold water
1-1/4 cups white sugar
1 tsp. calamansi or lemon juice (optional)
Cut the cantaloupe and scrape out the seeds and pulp into a fine strainer fitted on top of a medium-sized bowl. Pour 2 cups of the cold water through the strainer while gently mashing the pulp and seeds with a spoon. Set aside.
Using a cantaloupe scraper, scrape the cantaloupe into a long noodle-like strips.
Transfer the cantaloupe meat into a large pitcher and combine the remaining 8 cups of cold water, pulp juice, sugar, calamansi or lemon juice and chill. Serve with ice cubes.