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Watermelon Sorbet

Are you looking for a lighter, refreshing desert?  Try this watermelon sorbet.  This frozen treat has tons of flavor without all the guilt.  Healthy and tastes great, that combination doesn’t happen very often.

I have one of the new “bowl” type ice cream makers, but you can use the older type too.  Just be sure to put your ice cream makers bowl in the freezer the day before you make this recipe.

Lets get this started by making a simple syrup.  Mix water and sugar together in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Once the liquid has boiled, turn head down to medium and simmer, not long, just until all the sugar has completely dissolved.  Place syrup in a jar and put it in the refrigerator to cool completely.

Place watermelon chunks, salt, vanilla, and lemon/lime juice in a blender and pulse until smooth.  If you all the watermelon will not fit in your blender, don’t worry, just fill the blender, pulse a few times then add the remaining melon.

 

Add cold simple syrup to melon liquid and pour into your electric ice cream maker.  Freeze mixture according to your manufacturers instructions, this usually takes about 20 minutes.

 

 

All that is left to do now is grab a spoon and dig into this heavenly treat!  Enjoy!