Watermelon Sorbet

July 31, 2009


This is the third installment of an informal series I like to call Things to Make in Your Ice Cream Maker That Are Somewhat Healthy. Or something like that.

First it was Lime Coconut Ice Cream. And then we had Strawberry Buttermilk Gelato. And now, Watermelon Sorbet. The lime juice with the watermelon is outstanding!

Watermelon Sorbet

From Cooking Light, but I  changed it to all watermelon instead of watermelon and cantaloupe.

1/2  cup  sugar
1/3  cup  water
3  cups  cubed seeded watermelon
3  tablespoons  fresh lime juice

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Cool completely. Place watermelon in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth.

Combine the sugar syrup, watermelon puree, and lime juice. Pour the sorbet mixture into the freezer can of an ice-cream freezer, and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Spoon sorbet into a freezer-safe container; cover and freeze 1 hour or until firm.


  • I used 3 heaping cups of cubed watermelon
  • I used bottled lime juice.
  • I don’t recommend doubling the amount; I tried it and it was just a little bit too much for my ice cream maker. An extra 50% of the amount would fit.


  1. Wow – that looks delicious and sounds like a great summer treat! I am not sure that my ice cream maker would make something healthy (it never has) – LOL. I saw a watermelon stand along the road this afternoon and the Farmer’s Market is tomorrow…. I may have to give it a try!

    Thanks for sharing…… JD

  2. I love sorbet and your watermelon version looks awesome!!

  3. It looks super refreshing – perfect for the 110 degree days we are having!

  4. What a yummy thing to do with watermelon and the combination of lime with it sounds wonderful. I love your informal healthy-ish frozen treat series!

  5. Such a beautiful photo – I sometimes make a drink with watermelon and lime, terrific flavors together. I must try this, too.

  6. That looks de-lish! I was going to make watermelon sorbet with some watermelon we had, but decided to wait until after we get back from going out of town, so it would be good and fresh. Now I can’t wait.

  7. Watermelon sorbet sounds delicious. I’ve been wanting to make some for awhile. I may make some soon.

  8. Ciao !!I’m happy to be back ! And to find an healthy ice cream maker chapter !! This sherbet looks refreshing and delicious !!

  9. We foodies must think a like. I made some last week using Martha Stewart’s recipe. Yours looks good and refreshing.

  10. That couldn’t be any prettier, what a great color. I love watermelon and think this might just need to be the next thing that goes for a spin in my ice cream machine.

  11. WOW! What a divine shade of pink… lovely! And very apporpriate for the summer! Loooooove watermelon!

  12. Wow! This sounds wonderful. Never had watermelon sorbet before. I have a maraschino cherry sorbet I make similar to this. Even though it probably has a lot more sugar content, it still has the beautiful pink color which I think is so pretty in your photo.

  13. This looks absolutely refreshing. What a perfect thing to have on a summer’s day!!!!!!

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