I bought two large cantaloupes yesterday intending to enjoy them a la agua fresca over the weekend.
I took one highly-anticipated sip and…aaccckk! The darn thing was bitter as heck!
SWEET LECHE FLAN
It was not like ampalaya bitter but still discernible enough to ruin the whole experience for me. What did I do wrong? I checked the can of condensed milk I used. Was the cantaloupe not ripe?
Nope, the one I used and the one left on my kitchen counter were both deep orange, soft and super sweet. What could have possibly caused the unpleasant taste?
Since I took a few minutes to take pictures, whatever chemical compounds there are in the melons had time to break down the proteins in the milk and thus, the acridness. Oh thank you, my lucky stars, I had one fruit left!