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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Watermelon-Lime Sorbet

Giving my ice cream maker another workout. Watermelon season is in full-swing, and I was wanting to give a watermelon sorbet a try. The recipe from I located called for a little lemon juice to brighten the flavor. I thought lime would be better. It was. By far. So instead of the lemon juice, I added the juice and zest of one lime. My frozen treat menu is growing. We won't mention my hips...

Watermelon-Lime Sorbet
Yield: Makes 1 1/2 quarts

8 cups cubed (1 inch) watermelon, seeds and rind discarded
1 cup simple syrup*
grated zest of 1 lime
juice of 1 lime

Puree the watermelon cubes in a food processor. Measure 4 cups of the puree and place in a bowl. Add the simple syrup, lime juice, and lime zest, and stir well. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

*Simple Syrup:
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water

Combine sugar and water in saucepan. Bring to boil and simmer 5 minutes. Cool completely. Store in refrigerator.

Source: Adapted from


La Table De Nana said...

Oh Lori is it as delish as it looks?

I was just reading ..(I knew) about how much lower in fat sorbets are.. but the difference was huge..
I have to crank out my machine..this is just too pretty.

chow and chatter said...

wow watermelon icecream

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Lori, this is GORGEOUS! Beautiful photos, and I just love those colors together. So refreshing looking. Excellent! xo ~m.

Amanda said...

That looks so good! I have been trying to find new recipes for watermelon. Now I just need to find me a ice cream maker. Thanks for stopping by my blog this week :)

suedo said...

Is it possible to use Splenda to make the syrup?

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Suedo, I've seen Splenda Simple Syrup recipes on the web. The proportions were the same (dissolve 1 cup Splenda in 1 cup boiling water - let cool). If you try it, I'd love to hear how it worked for you!

Anonymous said...

Recipe for sorbet calls for 1 cup of simple syrup. The reference to the simple syrup recipe yields 2 cups. Should the sorbet still only use 1 cup of simply syrup or 2 cup of simple syrup?


yene said...

Now this sounds delicious and its even simple enough that i can make! Thanks :)

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