Watermelon Mint Sorbet

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This watermelon mint sorbet is a refreshing dessert for hot summer weather. All you need is a handful of ingredients.

It’s August. It’s been hot. It’s going to continue to be hot.

Hot, humid weather makes it very easy, maybe a little too easy, for me to rationalize indulging in one of my biggest weaknesses – ice cream. So, I came up with this recipe as a much healthier way to satisfy my craving for a sweet refreshing treat. 

This sorbet is very easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. All you need is a food processor. No fancy ice cream machine is required.

Watermelon Mint Sorbet

Ingredients for Watermelon Mint Sorbet

  • watermelon
  • lime juice + lime zest
  • fresh mint leaves
  • honey
  • sea salt
  • warm water

How To Select A Good Watermelon

Watermelon is currently in season here in CT so if you go local, which you should, it’s not going to be too hard to find a nice, sweet ripe one from the farmer’s market or farm stand.

Since this recipe doesn’t use much sweetener, just 1 tablespoon of honey, the key is to find a sweet watermelon. While there is no guarantee, there are ways to sway the odds in your favor.

  • Pick a watermelon that feels heavy for its size. This means it’s full of water and therefore ripe.
  • Look for what’s called the field spot, where the melon would have sat on the ground. It should be creamy yellow in color. If it’s white or there isn’t any spot at all, that means the melon was picked too early and isn’t ripe.
  • Gently tap the watermelon. If the sound is deep and hollow, it’s ripe. If the sound is dull, the melon is likely over-or under-ripe.
Watermelon Mint Sorbet scooped into a serving cup

How To Make Watermelon Mint Sorbet

The steps are really simple. Freeze watermelon chunks, blend with other ingredients, eat!

  • Freeze watermelon chunks overnight on a parchment-lined or silicone-lined baking sheet.
  • When ready to make the sorbet, let the frozen watermelon pieces defrost slightly, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the watermelon pieces, lime juice, lime zest, minced mint leaves, honey, and sea salt into a food processor.
  • Blend until smooth. Use the warm water as necessary to assist in the blending process.
  • Eat it right away!

It doesn’t really get any easier than that! A refreshing dessert that is also low in calories.

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Watermelon Mint Sorbet

This watermelon mint sorbet is a refreshing dessert for hot summer weather. All you need is a handful of ingredients.
Servings 5 servings

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 6 cups diced watermelon
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup warm water

Instructions

  • Freeze watermelon chunks overnight on a parchment-lined or silicone-lined baking sheet.
  • When ready to make the sorbet, let the frozen watermelon pieces defrost slightly, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the watermelon pieces, lime juice, lime zest, minced mint leaves, honey, and sea salt into a food processor.
  • Blend until smooth. Use the warm water as necessary to assist in the blending process.
  • Eat immediately if you like a softer consistency or transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze until firm, about 3-4 hours.
Calories: 69kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit, summer

Nutrition

Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1040IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

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