Watermelon Sorbet

Watermelon Sorbet

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Make this easy watermelon sorbet using just three ingredients and without an ice cream maker!  Plus get tips on how to pick the sweetest watermelons this summer!

Can I just say how much I love summer?

I mean, really. Isn’t it just the best time of year?

Even at almost 39 weeks pregnant, I gotta say there’s something about summer that is so free, kicked back, and peaceful for me that I don’t mind that heat…that much.

Thankfully, this watermelon sorbet has my back right now, too.

I mean, c’mon now…  Vibrant flavor.  Beautiful color.  Easy to make.  Simple and delicious. It’s perfect for summer!

Watermelon Sorbet Without An Ice Cream MakerA lot of people think they need a ice cream maker in order to make ice cream or sorbet, when it’s actually not the case.  All you need is some sort of heavy duty blender, like this food processor or a kitchen blender and you’re good to go.  Personally, I prefer using my food processor because it’s easier to process the frozen fruit evenly.

Watermelon is a great fruit to make into a sorbet without an ice cream maker because it freezes so well – all you have to do it remove the rind and dice it into chunks.  I usually place mine in my freezer overnight, but it’ll be good to use within 4-5 hours for sure.  You want the frozen watermelon to be fully frozen so it doesn’t turn to a slushy as you blend it for the sorbet.

How To Pick The Sweetest Watermelon for Watermelon SorbetThe easiest way to make the best watermelon sorbet is to pick the sweetest watermelon available.  When you freeze watermelon, it will taste slightly less sweet than it does when it’s fresh, so the sweeter the better.  Here are some of my best tips for how to pick the sweetest watermelon at the store:

When you pick up the watermelon, whether it’s small, medium, or large, it should feel heavy for it’s size.

Check to see if the yellow spot is a creamy yellow color.  Watermelons develop a yellow-ish spot on the bottom where they rest on the ground while they grow.  If this spot is creamy yellow, it’s nice and ripe.

Gently tap the bottom of the watermelon. If you hear a deep, hollow sound, the watermelon is ripe.  If you hear a dull sound, the watermelon is likely either under- or over-ripe.

Follow these steps and you’ll be certain to pick the very best watermelon of the bunch, making your sorbet all the better.

If you happen to not have a very sweet watermelon, you can always add a little raw honey into the mixture to sweeten things up.

More Fruit Sorbet & Ice Cream RecipesOne of my favorite things to make during the summer is sorbet and healthy ice creams using fresh fruit.  Here are some of my absolute favorite frozen fresh fruit recipes that I hope you try:

Cantaloupe Sorbet

Lemon Blueberry Sorbet

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Peach Frozen Yogurt

Banana Ice Cream

Plus all of these recipes are made without using an ice cream maker so, once you learn how to make watermelon sorbet, you’ll know how easy it is to make all of these frozen sweet treats.

4 Healthy and Easy Frozen Desserts for Summer

ASPC on InstagramIf you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think by leaving a comment and rating it. And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #asweetpeachef on Instagram! I LOVE seeing what you come up with. Enjoy!

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I mean, really. Isn’t it just the best time of year?

Thankfully, this watermelon sorbet has my back right now, too.

I mean, c’mon now…  Vibrant flavor.  Beautiful color.  Easy to make.  Simple and delicious. It’s perfect for summer!

Watermelon Sorbet Without An Ice Cream MakerA lot of people think they need a ice cream maker in order to make ice cream or sorbet, when it’s actually not the case.  All you need is some sort of heavy duty blender, like this food processor or a kitchen blender and you’re good to go.  Personally, I prefer using my food processor because it’s easier to process the frozen fruit evenly.

When you pick up the watermelon, whether it’s small, medium, or large, it should feel heavy for it’s size.

If you happen to not have a very sweet watermelon, you can always add a little raw honey into the mixture to sweeten things up.

Cantaloupe Sorbet

Lemon Blueberry Sorbet

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Peach Frozen Yogurt

Banana Ice Cream

Plus all of these recipes are made without using an ice cream maker so, once you learn how to make watermelon sorbet, you’ll know how easy it is to make all of these frozen sweet treats.

4 Healthy and Easy Frozen Desserts for Summer

ASPC on InstagramIf you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think by leaving a comment and rating it. And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #asweetpeachef on Instagram! I LOVE seeing what you come up with. Enjoy!

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Watermelon Sorbet

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

4 hr

Total Time

4 hr 10 mins

Make this easy watermelon sorbet using just three ingredients and without an ice cream maker!

Categories: Dessert, Ice Cream, Sorbet

Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 4

Calories: 30 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups fresh seedless watermelon chunks (about 1/2 medium watermelon)
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup warm water, as needed
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