Juicy Watermelon Sorbet

Juicy Watermelon Sorbet

17 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 20 m
Sam H.
Recipe by  Sam H.

“A fresh summer favorite in an icy frozen form perfect for the heat of the season! It's also perfect for using leftover watermelon from previous enjoyments.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Heat water and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar has dissolved, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool. Place watermelon in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Whisk watermelon, lime juice and syrup together in a large bowl. Cover and chill in the refrigerator.
  2. Pour the chilled mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions until it reaches "soft-serve" consistency. Transfer sorbet to a one- or two-quart lidded plastic container; cover surface with plastic wrap and seal. For best results, sorbet should ripen in the freezer for at least 2 hours or overnight.

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With one cup of simple syup this is easily a 5 star recipe. And so easy. I'll never throw leftover watermelon away again. Tip, go ahead and make your simple syrup as instructed, but only use 1 cup in the sorbet. Save what's left in the fridge for mojitos or whatever strikes you. We always keep some on hand.



Well, this was totally hard to rate. I looked at this recipe a few times before deciding to make and seriously read all the reviews. I started out with the 1:1cup ratio water and sugar, the 1/4 lime juice and I hard packed my watermelon in the measurements of 4 cups. I strained the pulp because my watermelon had seeds. I found that my melon was not that sweet...And the lime juice over powered the watermelon flavor. So I had to increase another 1:1cup water and sugar. Still tasted lime juice above the watermelon. So I added another 1:1cup water and sugar and then it wasn't sweet with watermelon flavor....Bottom line was this. I did the exact recipe but I ended up increasing the watermelon to 8 cups of packed watermelon to get the desired flavor. I think if your watermelon is to sweet, then adjust(decrease) your simple syrup ratio to accomendate, if your melon was like mine, you'll have to increase. This recipe is one you need to watch soley because of the watermelon. If I had realized my melon wasn't sweet, I would have just decreased the lime juice. My kids liked it, but my son said he liked it better as juice then frozen. I thought it was spot on the watermelon flavor when the recipe was done, but I would totally wait 24 hours before serving to make sure it's nice and firm. It melts way to quickly after a couple of hours and that was after I used an ice cream maker.



This recipe was way too sweet. I would suggest trying this with about 1/3 of the simple syrup, or less if you have a sweet enough melon.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 315 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 81.4 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 4 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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