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How to Make Watermelon Sorbet

Make use of that extra watermelon this summer by creating some yummy sorbet.


  • Step 1: Cut watermelon Cut a ripe watermelon into bite-sized pieces and remove the seeds.
  • Step 2: Puree Puree the watermelon in the food processor.
  • Step 3: Cook with sugar Cook 1 cup of the puree with the sugar in a saucepan, over medium heat, until the sugar has dissolved.
  • TIP: Add the sugar gradually and taste it to judge when the mixture is sweet enough.
  • Step 4: Mix the remaining ingredients Mix the rest of the watermelon puree, the lemon juice, and the rum into the sugar and watermelon mixture.
  • TIP: Adding alcohol to the sorbet mixture keeps the sorbet from freezing solid and will allow you to serve it easily.
  • Step 5: Cover and cool Cover the saucepan and place the mixture in the refrigerator until it is cold.
  • Step 6: Freeze Freeze the watermelon mixture in the ice cream maker.
  • Step 7: Let firm up and serve Allow the mixture to freeze until firm, not hard -- for at least 2 hours. When it is ready, scoop the sorbet into dessert bowls and enjoy with toppings or all by itself.
  • FACT: The home ice cream freezer was invented by Nancy Johnson of Philadelphia in 1843.

You Will Need

  • 3u00bd-4 lb. watermelon
  • 1 c. sugar
  • u00bc c. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. rum
  • Food processor or blender
  • Ice cream maker
  • Dessert bowls
  • Toppings

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