Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Watermelon Sorbetto

A refreshing, delightful, delicious watermelon sorbet. Everyone loves watermelon, I have not met anyone who doesn't like watermelon!

Look at the delicious colour of the watermelon.

Can you see the black "seeds" in the popsicle? That's the mini chocolate chips! My popsicle moulds are 'drip-proof', the melted juices will be collected at the bottom and simply suck it all away from the pout, no wastage, no mess! Good to the last drop! This is really fun for the kids. They love to suck on the accumulated juice. Another excellent recipe from David Lebovitz.

Watermelon Sorbetto
(adapted from "The Perfect Scoop" by David Lebovitz)

Ingredients :

3 cups (750 ml) watermelon juice (see note)
1/2 cup (100 gm) sugar
big pinch of salt
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1 to 2 tbsp vodka (optional)
1 to 2 tbsp mini semisweet chocolate chips

Method :
In a small, nonreactive saucepan, heat about 1/2 cup (125 ml) of the watermelon juice with the sugar and salt, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir the sugared syrup into the remaining 2-1/2 cups (625 ml) watermelon juice in a medium bowl. Mix in the lime juice and vodka, if using.

Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. During the last minute of churning, add the mini chocolate chips.

Note : I find that I get about 3 cups (750 ml) of watermelon juice from a 3-pound (1-1/2 kg) chunk of watermelon. Cut away the rind, remove any seeds, and then cut the juicy, pink fresh into cubes and puree them in a blender or food processor. Any extra juice can be frozen for another use, such as watermelon margaritas.

Perfect Pairing : This sorbetto makes excellent Watermelon Popsicle. Simply pour the mixture into plastic popsicle moulds and freeze until very firm.


  1. I remember as a kid I used to eat lots of this kind of sorbet ice at the lunch break. Watermelon sorbet sounds really fantastic for the summer!

  2. je n'ai jamais fait de sorbet de pastèque.
    Il faut essayer.
    Salutations Paris.
    See soon

  3. Hi Angie,
    Yes, we do too! At that time, we were only eating "colourings" and "flavouring" and it was yummy. We just realised that now! Those were the days!

  4. Hi Nadji,
    Nice of you to stop by! Watermelon sorbet is indeed refreshing. Hope you enjoy trying it out. Have a nice day!

  5. This is perfect and refreshing for a hot summer day! I'm new here and really like your blog. That banana cake below is a must try!

  6. Hi Pam,
    Thank you so much for stopping by. The watermelon sorbet is indeed refreshing. Hope you enjoy trying out the banana cake. You have a fantastic blog too, I love your spinach salad!
    Have a nice day!

  7. WOW ..gorgeous sorbet....perfect for this hot summer

  8. Hi Vrinda,
    This watermelon sorbet is definitely made for summer!

  9. This is brilliant! I love the chocolate chips.. you definitely had me fooled!!

  10. Hi, Rice Palette,
    This brilliant idea is from David Lebovitz, who got it from his friend! Cool, huh?...

    Hi, mr. pineapple man,
    You are right! This is yummy and so good!...

    Hi, What's Baking,
    It's your turn to drool......