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Homemade Watermelon Sorbet
Few foods convey summer simplicity better than watermelon. Even when watermelon is dressed up as a sorbet, it demands little fuss and little company.
Unlike most sorbets, this watermelon sorbet is made almost solely with fruit — no long list of ingredients here. Watermelon sorbet requires a minimum of added sugar and no added water at all.
(Just consider this more proof that the watermelon earned the name watermelon for a good reason!)
Ingredients For Homemade Watermelon Sorbet
- About 1/5 of a medium watermelon, cut into chunks (that should be enough watermelon
to fill 2 cups)
- Scant 1/4 cup sugar
- Optional: Juice from one lime
- Large knife and cutting surface
- Measuring cup
- Ice cream maker
What To Do
- Cut the watermelon and carve out blender-sized chunks. For the best flavor, avoid the parts of the watermelon that are pale and close the rind.
- Pick out any watermelon seeds, but don't worry about all the watermelon juice that squirts out as you cut. There's no need to reclaim it. The watermelon flesh will be juicy enough on its own. (The reason for this: If the sorbet has too much water, it will end up being unpleasantly icy.)
- Place the sugar and the watermelon pieces in the blender. Blend the mix very thoroughly.
- Pour the mix into an ice cream maker and freeze it according the machine's instructions. In a small ice cream maker this can take about half an hour.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Make it limey: Add a dash of lime juice to the watermelon and sugar before blending.
More Watermelon Recipes
- Watermelon Water: Another simple and cooling way to prepare watermelon.
Sorbet Options: How To Make Berry Sorbet
- Homemade Cranberry Sorbet
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- How To Make Blueberry Sorbet
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- How To Make Strawberry Sorbet
Making strawberry sorbet is surprisingly quick and easy, and the homemade product tastes of summer simplicity and sweet, strawberry goodness. All that's required: berries, sugar, water, citrus juice and an ice cream maker.
- How To Make Homemade Raspberry Sorbet
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Even More Fruit Sorbet Flavors To Try
- Homemade Grapefruit Sorbet
The subdued sweetness of grapefruit sorbet is well matched by the pale pink color of each icy serving. If you'd love to try a dessert that mixes tangy and bitter flavors, this is it.
- How To Make Kiwi Lime Sorbet
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- Homemade Apricot Sorbet
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- How to Make Homemade Mango Sorbet
Mango sorbet is amazingly quick and easy to make at home. Only three ingredients. Only three steps: Blend, freeze and eat.
- Homemade Honey Peach Sorbet
Nothing is more summery than fresh peaches, and nothing is more welcome on a hot, sultry day than a bowl of homemade honey peach sorbet.