Monday, January 18, 2010

Watermelon sorbet

Watermelon sorbet / Sorbet de melancia

I used to think that brownies were the easiest dessert in the world but I was wrong – sorbets are easier! What a wonderful discovery. :)

The only “but” is that there is no bowl-covered-in-chocolate-goo to lick at the end. ;)

Watermelon sorbet / Sorbet de melancia

Watermelon sorbet
from Donna Hay magazine

1 cup + 1 ½ tablespoons (218g) caster sugar
½ cup (120ml) water
900g peeled watermelon
1/3 cup (80ml) lemon juice

Place the sugar and water in a saucepan over low heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Increase the heat and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and set aside to cool completely.
Process the watermelon in a food processor or blender to get 2 ½ cups (600ml) juice. Place in a large bowl, add the sugar syrup and the lemon juice and stir to combine.
Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker* and follow the manufacturer’s instructions until the sorbet is firm. Transfer sorbet to an airtight container and put in the freezer until firm, at least 4 hours.

*My ice cream maker would not hold all the mixture so I removed 2/3 cup of it prior to pouring into the machine

Makes 3 ½ cups


LyB said...

I love sorbet and I don't make it often enough. I made a watermelon/strawberry sorbet a few years back, it was delicious. This one looks wonderful too, my kids would just devour it!

Barbara said...

Lovely, refreshing sorbet, Patricia! I have never made sorbet with watermelon, but have made a watermelon granita.

Manggy said...

Hee hee, at least there is the frozen bowl with iced-over melon-berry flavor to scrape over ;) Very refreshing -- I'm sure your Northern readers will be all over it very soon!

Rachael said...

This looks so refreshing and tasty!

Handy said...

colorful and looks tasty

Deborah said...

Oh, how I wish it wasn't snowing outside here... but I think I'd still enjoy this tremendously!!

The Cooking Ninja said...

ooh...I love watermelon. My PIL made Strawberry-Black Cherry Sorbet during summer and it was so good. I'll make this watermelon sorbet this summer. :)

Pei-Lin said...

This is such a gift that cools us down on hot, hot days in the tropics!

Yours looks absolutely refreshing!!


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Delicious indeed Patricia! And I've just got to make this while we still have some Summer left! Not long to go... :)

Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

I do love licking the bowl, but a bowl of watermelon sorbet sounds wonderful. I can't wait for summer!

Abby said...

Sigh. You're making me long for SUMMER! So pretty.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Lynne, that recipe of yours sounds wonderful - the strawberry must have added such a nice touch to the watermelon flavor!
Thank you, sweetie!

Barbara, I have got to start making granitas, too!

Mark, I did! There was nothing left. ;)
I will be posting something especially for them this week. ;)

Rachael, thank you!

Handy, tks for stopping by.

Deb, you would not believe the heat we've been having here - insane! :S

Cooking Ninja, that sorbet sounds amazing, yum!

Pei-Lin, thank you, sweetie! Very hot here lately, my goodness. :S

Lorraine, the summer here has been really intense. ;)
Thank you!

Katie, thank you for stopping by! And I must confess that I did lick the bowl of sorbet mixture... ;)

Abby, it will be there in no time! ;)

Marysol said...

Even in 20 degree temperatures I find myself craving this lovely pink sorbet!

Ash said...

I want this... right now!

This is just lovely.. and I love the colour... so refreshing!

Unknown said...

Yum! I made a gorgeous watermelon-black tea sorbet last summer and it was the most refreshing thing ever. I love fresh fruit sorbets.

Julia @Mélanger said...

I have been making so many sorbets and ice creams this summer. So hot. This watermelon one looks fantastic.

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