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Sweets | Watermelon Sorbet

Posted on June 27, 2011

From David Lebovitz's "The Perfect Scoop." Super good, great for summer time! I love the mini chocolate chips that look like seeds, they taste good too.

Yield: 1 quart

watermelon sorbet


3 cups watermelon juice

1/2 cup sugar

big pinch of salt

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

1 to 2 tablespoons of vodka (optional)

1 to 2 tablespoons mini semi-sweet chocolate chips



In a small, non-reactive saucepan, heat about 1/2 cup of the watermelon juice with the sugar and salt, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir the sugar syrup into the remaining 2 1/2 cups watermelon juice in a medium bowl. Mix in the lime juice and vodka, if using.

Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacture's instructions. During the last minute of churning, add the mini chocolate chips.

Note: You can get about 3 cups of watermelon juice from a 3 pound chunk of watermelon. Cut away the rind, remove any seeds, and then cut the juicy, pink flesh into cubes and puree them in a blender or food processor. Any extra juice can be frozen for another use, such as watermelon mojitos or watermelon martinis.


(Ref. "Watermelon Sorbetto" recipe, The Perfect Scoop.)