Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I had some extra watermelon sitting around and decided to make a sorbet out of it. Super simple and super yummy. I found a recipe somewhere and changed it up a bit and threw in different stuff and processed it in my ice cream maker and it turned out delicious.
7-8 c. seedless watermelon chunks
2-3 c. strawberries, hulled
2 c. sugar
1/4 c. lime juice
1/4 c. orange juice
In batches, place watermelon and strawberries in food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Place 2 cups puree in saucepan with sugar and cook until sugar is dissolved. Add the rest of the puree and juices. Chill. Process in ice cream maker until thick. Freeze a couple of hours. If you freeze it overnight, let it soften 15 minutes before serving.
Now I am excited for summer and and all the opportunities I will have to make sorbet, now that I know it is so simple. I was thinking to try a peach-mango sorbet, cantaloupe sorbet, whatever fruit is ripe and cheap. I may even try some mix-ins.
What other ideas do you have?