Sunday, July 05, 2009

Watermelon Sorbet

Watermelon SorbetWe have a Cold Stone near our house and it calls to me. My favorite treat they make is their Dulce de Leche with French Vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, honey and then I add macadamias sprinkled on top. Oh how good it is.

But another close second is their watermelon sorbet which is truly wondrous. I tried making it myself and had pretty good results. Sorbet is so easy to make you don't even need an ice cream maker to whip up a batch.

Perfect for this picnicking weekend.

Oh, and I saw a note that said you could replace the corn syrup in the recipe with sweetened condensed milk as a slightly different treat.

5 pounds seedless watermelon, cut into small chunks (6 cups)
1/4 cup sugar
grated peel of 1 lime
pinch salt
1/2 cup light corn syrup

Using a blender, puree the watermelon to make four cups of fruit blend. Then, in a large pot, bring 1 cup watermelon puree, the sugar and lime peel to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves; season with the salt. Pour in the remaining 3 cups watermelon puree, then whisk in the corn syrup. Pour the watermelon mixture into a shallow plastic bowl and freeze until firm, about 4 hours or overnight.

Let the frozen watermelon soften at room temperature for 5 minutes. Using a butter knife, break up the frozen puree into 2-inch pieces. Transfer the pieces to a food processor in batches and pulse until smooth. Store the sorbet in a freezer-safe container for up to 1 week. Let stand for 5 minutes before scooping.

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Kathy G said...

I'm a fan of sorbet, but I usually just end up freezing chunks of watermelon on a pizza sheet. All summer long you can find a bag of frozen watermelon at my house!

Lori said...

This is a great idea. We only have one melon eater in the house so what a great way to use all of the watermelon!

lifemoreabundant said...

With a daughter who has a milk allergy, we've been looking for a sorbet recipe for ages! This is great!

J at said...

I love sorbet. I don't think I've tried watermelon sorbet, though. Sounds so refreshing!

Madeline said...

I love sorbet. And, watermelon sounds super yum!

Maddy said...

We had a scrumdiddliumptious watermelon this weekend. My son said it tasted like a sponge. Maybe this is the way to get over the texture issue?

Janell said...

mmmmm....this looks really good. I love watermelon.

Amber said...

I made this. Delic but a pain to get out of the container. So refreshing, though!

Chrissy said...

This looks yummy! as soon as it stops raining around here I'll try it. Thanks!

sticker printing said...

It looks delicious to me, i must try this at home as i m a big fan making such thing of my own without any intervention of my mum.