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Wonderful Watermelon Sorbet | The Natural Socialite

In Recipes on September 30, 2011 at 9:05 am

Watermelon Sorbet recipe and image by Lacey Stevens-Baier, A Sweet Pea chef

This watermelon sorbet is just lovely.  I was quite suprised in how vibrant flavor was since many times flavors can get muted when using natural ingredients, but this recipe didn’t disappoint.  What beautiful color! This recipe is really easy to make and turned out simple and delicious.  Perfect way to end the summer!  This sorbet is everything you  could have ever hoped for!

Watermelon Sorbet recipe and image by Lacey Stevens-Baier, A Sweet Pea chef          Watermelon Sorbet recipe and image by Lacey Stevens-Baier, A Sweet Pea chef

Watermelon Sorbet recipe and image by Lacey Stevens-Baier, A Sweet Pea chef           Watermelon Sorbet recipe and image by Lacey Stevens-Baier, A Sweet Pea chef

 

recipe adapted from the Culinary Philosopher

1¼ cup sugar
1¼ water ***
6-7 cups fresh seedless watermelon chunks (about half of the melon)
3 tbsp. fresh lime juice (approximately 3 1/2 medium-sized limes)

***optional substitution: replace water with your favorite rum for an amazing adult treat

Directions

In a medium saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved (do not stir). Place in a bowl to completely cool.

Put the watermelon chunks and the lime into a blender or food processor. Pulse about 20 times to chop the melon and then process until the watermelon is completely pureed. Press the watermelon through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds and any extra pulp. Combine with the cooled sugar syrup. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Pour the watermelon mixture into the freezer bowl of your ice cream maker (I recommend the Cuisinart Automatic Frozen Yogurt Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker). Mix until the sorbet has thickened, approximately 25-35 minutes.  The sorbet will have soft serve texture. You can enjoy right away or put the sorbet into an airtight container and place in the freezer until firm for about 2 hours.

Enjoy!

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