Thursday, September 8, 2011

Watermelon Sorbet

Katie and Steele with our homegrown watermelon
We grew a massive watermelon this summer. We ate some, but still had a lot left over. So, I decided to make watermelon sorbet. I highly recommend this sorbet; it is actually more watermelony (I don't think that is a word) than watermelon. Seriously, the watermelon taste is concentrated so it pops.

Watermelon Sorbet

1/2 Cup (120 ml) of Water
1 Cup (200 g) of Sugar
2 Tablespoons of Fresh Lime Juice
3 Cups (456 g) of Watermelon, Cubed and Seeds Removed

Make a simple syrup by combing water, sugar, and lime juice in a small saucepan and heat until sugar dissolves. Chill.

In a blender or food processor, puree watermelon. Combine pureed watermelon with simple syrup and pour into an ice-cream maker. Freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.
A scoop of watermelon sorbet
Will we make this again? Yes, it was lovely. It tasted fresh and pure and sweet. Like the best part of summer. Steven put his in a martini glass with a shot of vodka and declared it "a great drink." I was happy with savoring mine and enjoying the last bits of summer.

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