Two Words

Watermelon sorbet.

OK, so more than just two words.  We bought a fresh watermelon this week and I cut up one half of it for eating and made sorbet out of the second half.  I had the first serving last night when everyone else was sleeping and it was very refreshing.  It probably could do with a little less simple syrup and a little more lemon juice, but its good practice for a tasty treat before we get into the deep summer and we’ll really want it.

(Side note — everyone should make sorbet.  Its easy to do even without an ice cream churn and its very easy to take control over what goes into your sweet treats.  And summer is a perfect time to do it!)

The basics of most sorbet’s I’ve made: 1 cup of simple syrup (around 3/4 cup of water and sugar each is my guesstimate), 2 cups of purred fruit juice carefully strained of seeds, and 1 TB spoon of lemon or lime juice.  It does differ by the type of fruit you’re using (watermelon was 4 cups, e.g.) but these are the basic ingredients.

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  • mrr  On May 29, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Yum! I don’t know if our farmers do watermelon, but this gives ne a great idea for those extra kiwis that we keep ending up with. Did you stir it once you put it in the freezer or let it sit until frozen?

  • sdmcclurg  On May 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I’ve done it both ways, but I think it is more sorbet-like and less slushie-like if you fluff it once or twice after it his the freezer. It promotes more even freezing and thus smoother texture.

  • Jane a.k.a. Picky Eater  On May 29, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I love the Watermelon Sorbet! I have been sick all day,and it is the only thing I can eat. It is incredible!

  • mrr  On May 30, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Great news about the sorbet @Jane/TPE! (hope ur feeling better today.) I’m inspired, plus the kids are on break *all week* again, so it looks like a good time to try our kiwi sorbet.

  • sdmcclurg  On May 31, 2010 at 7:35 am

    @mrr…let us know how the experiment works. The Child *loves* kiwi so I might give this a try if it works for you.

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