Friday, July 4, 2008

Watermelon Sorbet

Happy 4th! I invite you to share some of your family's favorite traditions. How many of you will woof down a huge piece of vanilla cake with strawberries and blueberries on top? How many will eat more than their share of home style baked beans? We Americans love any occasion to gather around the table and celebrate together. So do what you do best, get out there and have yourself a safe and wonderful holiday.

I leave you with this delicious looking recipe courtesy of my ice cream machine. A fabulously fresh Watermelon Sorbet.
3 cups of seedless watermelon
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of water
2 tablespoons lime juice

Mix sugar and water together in a saucepan over medium heat to create a simple syrup. Set aside to cool. In a blender, mix up all watermelon and lime juice until you have a very fine puree. The small white seeds of the melon will blend together and practically disappear. Add in your simple syrup and mix well. Chill for about 2 hours, or until very cool. Pour mixture into an ice cream machine and follow the manufacturer's instructions for freezing. Mine only took about 20 minutes! Serve immediately for a soft sorbet, or freeze for 2 hours to create a harder version of the dessert.
Note: You may need to add more or less sugar to the recipe depending on the sweetness of your watermelon. Just use your taste buds, and check it before freezing!


blondhokie07 said...

Where do you get an ice cream machine? :)

The Cook said...

You can get one at Bed Bath and Beyond, or at Linen's N Things, or even over the internet. Ours was only about 50 bucks, and well worth it!