How to Make Watermelon Sorbet

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

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

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.

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.

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.