Saturday, July 2, 2011

Watermelon Sorbet

Here is a nice refreshing treat for the July 4th holiday.

Watermelon Sorbet




2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2/3 cup light corn syrup
2 TB. lemon juice
1/4 large watermelon (about 8 cups of cubed watermelon)


In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water and corn syrup. Stir over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Without stirring, simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and cool to room temperature.


Cut melon into cubes (remove seeds if there are any). Puree 2 cups at a time in a blender or food processor with a metal blade. Stir into the cooled syrup.


Pour into ice cream canister. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions.

Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

8 comments:

  1. Watermelons aren' ripe here yet. It sounds so good I will have to try it. You make it look good too. Beautifully presented.

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  2. Looks so yummy. Meg just took her daughter the ice cream maker. Sad as we have all the ingredients in the fridge right now.

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  3. Of course, the colour helps.

    I've tried to make sorbet only once. I think I must have beaten it up at the wrong moment because it turned to snow - lemon flavoured snow. It was fabulous but I doubt I could repeat it!

    Lucy

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  4. So refreshing and perfect for July 4th! Have a happy holiday!

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  5. I think I need to go and buy an ice cream maker!

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  6. Wow Phillip! What gorgeous colors! Cold sorbet is perfect for these hot humid days too. Happy Fourth!

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  7. Thanks Phillip! Also I love the lilies below. They are one of my favorite flowers and unless the voles get them they sure do stand the test of time!

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  8. THAT is absolutely gorgeous!

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