Watermelon Sorbet

 

It’s hot out there!  And you need a way to cool off that is tasty, refreshing and not a million calories…right?!  If you love watermelon, you are going to love this refreshing Watermelon Sorbet Recipe.  This is a perfect way to beat the heat this summer.  Whip some up for an afternoon snack or to serve at a party or BBQ.


watermelon-sorbet

Watermelon Sorbet Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 cups watermelon

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Directions:

1.  Cook the sugar, water and lemon juice together, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved.
2.  Remove from heat and chill.
3.  Cut up the watermelon and remove all seeds.
4.  Puree in a blender or food processor.
5.  Stir into chilled syrup.
6.  Freeze in an ice-cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
7.  Pack into an airtight container and store in the freezer.

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Serve this up immediately in small cups or bowls to your guests because that summer heat will melt this quickly!  If you are looking for some more great summer recipes to cool you off, you may want to check out this Watermelon Slush Recipe I shared a couple of weeks ago.

watermelon-sorbet

Need some more cool and refreshing summer treats? Check out these past Idea Room recipes!

Strawberry Lemonade Slush Recipe

Frozen Lemonade Recipe

Orange Julius Recipe

Coconut Lime Sorbet

Orange Sorbet

Fruit Popsicles

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Lemon Ice

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Limeade Recipe

Watermelon Slush Recipe

Last week we had a strange wintery storm blow in which brought some low level snow and cold rain.  VERY unusual for June…not unheard of here in Utah…but strange none-the-less.  But a couple of days later the heat was soaring again in the upper 90′s.  So of course some cold and slushy drinks were in order.  I know you have heard me talk about my love for all things icy and slushy.  This time I thought I would try making a Watermelon Slush.  I have heard of them but had never tried one.  I was pleasantly surprised by how tasty it was.  I thought it might be a little bland…but it really was so refreshing and good!

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I was a bit surprised that the kids liked them as much as they did.  The youngest, who doesn’t really eat anything other than quesadilla’s and string cheese wasn’t really a fan…but I knew she wouldn’t be.  She prefers to eat the watermelon “not all mushed up!”  These slushies melt REALLY fast so be sure to serve them up immediately.  I definitely liked them better when they were icier…but that may be a personal preference and a texture issue.

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Watermelon Slush Recipe

  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon

  • 1/4 cup white sugar

Directions:

  1. Place watermelon and ice into a blender. Pour in lime juice, sugar, and salt. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.  Garnish with fresh mint leaves (optional).  Add additional flavorings if desired.

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So go ahead and make these up for your friends and family on a super hot day.  Serve them up for your next summer party or shower.  They are definitely cool and refreshing and worth a try.

Watermelon-Slush

Watermelon slush not your thing? Check out these past Idea Room recipes!

Strawberry Lemonade Slush Recipe

Frozen Lemonade Recipe

Orange Julius Recipe

Coconut Lime Sorbet

Orange Sorbet

Fruit Popsicles

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Lemon Ice

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Limeade Recipe



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