Sunday, July 3, 2011

Watermelon Sorbetto Granita

Watermelon in our area is coming into season and you can buy rather large seedless watermelon relatively cheap. My market had them BOGO (buy one get one) free!!! How can you pass up a buy like that? BUT, for two people that's a lot of watermelon, soooooo what does one do? Make sorbet of course :)

Watermelon Sorbet
  • 6 cups watermelon, cut into small chunks
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 TBS lime juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup

In your food processor or blender, puree watermelon until smooth. (Although I do like small pieces of watermelon in mine so I don't process completely.)

In large saucepan, add 1 cup watermelon puree, lime zest, lime juice and sugar. Cook over low medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Add pinch of salt, rest of watermelon puree and corn syrup. Whisk until blended.

Pour mixture into freezer safe 9x9 pan. (I used a round metal cake pan.) Carefully place in freezer. Wait 1 hour, remove mixture and with a fork begin to rake through the frozen sorbet. Return to freezer. Repeat every  hour or so until mixture is nice and icy.

Perfect for a hot summer day!!!  Enjoy!


TheCrankyCrow said...

That sounds yummy, Lucy - and so refreshing!! Thanks for sharing! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

jennifer768 said...

That sounds yummy ! Thank you for sharing .Happy 4th!Hugs,Jen

Kathryn D. Duke said...

yum, yum, yummy...I will try this!!