Watermelon Sorbet

Watermelon Sorbet

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2002

This incredibly refreshing icy dessert is made without using an ice cream maker.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • 6 cups watermelon chunks, (4-pound watermelon), seeded
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


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  1. Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature, about 45 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  2. Place watermelon and lime juice in a food processor; process until smooth. Set a sieve over a large bowl and press the puree through to remove tiny seeds. Whisk in the sugar syrup.
  3. Pour the watermelon mixture into a shallow metal pan and freeze until ice crystals form around the edges, about 30 minutes. Stir the ice crystals into the center of the pan and return to the freezer; repeat every 20 minutes until all the liquid is frozen.
  4. Serve immediately or transfer to a storage container and let harden in the freezer for 1 to 1½ hours. Serve in chilled dishes.
  • Make Ahead Tip: The slush will keep, in an airtight container, in the freezer for up to 2 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ cup
  • Per serving: 56 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 3 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 13 g sugars; 8 g added sugars; 434 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 6 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 1 mg sodium; 88 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: ½ fruit, ½ other carbohydrate

Reviews 2

June 06, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Refreshing frozen treat without the calories of ice cream This exceeded my expectations. Not to sweet and very refreshing. My husband is lactose- intolerant so it's great that we can both enjoy it. I'm going to use it to make a watermelon daiquiri tonight. I'll definitely be making this sorbet again. Pros: Lactose-free, low calorie Cons: Time consuming. You'll have to keep stirring it once it goes into the freezer
June 17, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Delicate and Healthy Dessert So much easier to make than any ice cream made with an ice cream maker!! It was easy to clean up after too! Pros: Easy to make, very healthy, simple and fresh ingredients, no need for an ice cream maker Cons: none!
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