Fridays from Home

Watermelon Sorbet

I have a terrible habit of buying things for parties and then forgetting to use them.  For the 4th, I bought half of a watermelon and left it in the basement refrigerator only to discover it a day later.  We like watermelon, but not enough to sit and eat half of one all at once.  I figured, why not make sorbet?

This simple recipe makes a very refreshing, but not overly sweet, icy treat.  There is no added sugar, and the watermelon’s flavor is only enhanced by the tart addition of fresh lime juice.

Watermelon Sorbet

Ingredients

  • Approximately 3 cups seedless watermelon, cut into chunks
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  1. Puree ingredients on low in a blender
  2. Pour puree through a sieve for a smoother texture
  3. Add to ice cream maker, and follow your machines instructions until it is a slushy, but not totally frozen consistency
  4. Transfer to a resealable container and freeze for at least 2 hours
  5. Scoop and enjoy!

*This sorbet makes a wonderful base for cocktails like a watermelon margarita, a white wine spritzer and this watermelon champagne cocktail!

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