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


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


  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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