Thursday, June 17, 2010

Watermelon Sorbet

Watermelon is delicious. It is sweet and a bit sour. It's really juicy. The best part about watermelon is the flavor. I love eating watermelon.

It's hot outside this summer and I thought watermelon sorbet would be great to cool off with. Sorbet doesn't have milk in it since I'm lactose intolerant.

The first step to make watermelon sorbet is to make a simple syrup. If you want to make a simple syrup you do a 2 to 1 ratio of sugar to water. For example, a half cup of sugar to a fourth cup of water. Put it on medium heat and stir til it's thick and all the sugar is dissolved. Then you let it set til it's cooled off.

Next, we pureed watermelon. We added a bit of lemon juice and the simple syrup.

Finally, we added it to the ice cream maker and let it mix.

The watermelon sorbet was very sweet. I would put in less of the simple syrup. I used a little less than half a cup.

If you want to make this, make sure to use less sugar and taste it as you add the sugar. It gets sweeter as it gets cold.


  1. Sounds really good. How much watermelon to simple syrup do you start with?

  2. Watermelon can be tricky to work with because its sweetness is not predictable from one melon to the next. I think you are doing a great job and will be back often to see what else you've been cooking. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary