Watermelon Sherbet


The only difference between sorbet and sherbet is that the latter has a bit of dairy. In the case of this easy summer dessert, sweetened condensed milk adds sweetness plus a touch of creaminess.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
6 cups


  • 6 ¼ cups cubed seedless watermelon

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • cup lime juice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Place watermelon on a large rimmed baking sheet. Freeze until frozen, about 4 hours or overnight.

  2. Puree the frozen watermelon, condensed milk, lime juice and salt in a food processor, in batches if necessary, until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a large sealable container. Cover and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.


To make ahead: Freeze for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

132 Calories
3g Fat
25g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 132
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 23g
Added Sugars 18g 36%
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Vitamin A 542IU 11%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 7mcg 2%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 0mg 2%
Magnesium 17mg 4%
Potassium 219mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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