With temps climbing over 100-degrees this week (yes, really!) I’m all about anything that will help me keep cool. We have the AC going full blast (much to my bank accounts dismay) and I’ve been reaching for a yummy homemade watermelon sorbet. The watermelon is blended with a sweet syrup with added lime juice— it’s so refreshing and tasty! Best yet, you don’t even need an ice cream maker to make this sorbet. Keep reading to get the recipe for this easy peasy watermelon sorbet>>
True fact: I’m actually not much of a watermelon fan. I like the taste okay but it’s the texture that gets me. Just not a fan. This watermelon sorbet though? I am ALL here for it. We had some leftover watermelon chunks from a BBQ and I wasn’t going to eat them as is (sorry watermelon lovers!) so I thought ‘hey, why don’t I try making a sorbet with them?’ The recipe is insanely easy– you can have this whipped up in no time– even sooner if you have an ice cream maker (I use this one), but if not, you can still enjoy this icy goodness.
While I topped with mint, his watermelon sorbet would also be amazing served with a balsamic syrup/glaze and ribbons of basil– yum!
What’s your favorite sorbet flavor? Shout it out in the comments below!
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- 3 c Watermelon, cut into chunks, seeds removed
- 1/2 c Water
- 1 c Sugar
- 1 Lime, juiced
- In saucepan, heat water, sugar and lime juice until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and chill. Meanwhile, cut watermelon into chunks and put into blender, pureeing until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine the pureed watermelon with chilled syrup and mix.
- Pour into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Once ready, pour into airtight container and store in freezer to chill completely. Scoop, serve and enjoy!
- No ice cream maker? You can pour blended watermelon and syrup mixture directly into an airtight container and freeze!