I thought about saving this for a "fun Friday post…but with our record temps here, you may not want to wait! My neighbor has turned me onto homemade sorbet…here’s my first attempt last night. WINNER!!!
I love to cook (well, I guess there’s no cooking involved here) and I promise this will not become a recipe site…but I just had to share this treat with you. It’s too easy, healthy (80 calories/0 fat) and very refreshing!
Watermelon and Raspberry Sorbet
- 1 cup simple syrup (ask me if you don’t know what this is)
- 4 1/2 cups of fresh watermelon chunks (no rind)
- 1 cup fresh raspberries, plus extra to top off your sorbet
- 4 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Add all ingredients to a blender and puree. I had to do the watermelon and raspberry separate…my blender isn’t big enough for all of this. I left about one cup of watermelon liquid in the blender and added the whole raspberries to puree.
Strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl (you don’t want raspberry seeds in your sorbet). Cover and chill in the fridge until cold (1-2 hours). Pour mixture into an ice-cream maker and let it work it’s magic (about an hour in my ice cream maker, times will vary).
Sorbet can be saved…but I think it’s best fresh. The freezer can turn this delightful treat into hard ice. And if you have kids, this stuff won’t last long enough to see the freezer!
Yields about 5 cups.
You can thank me later!