A few days after the 4th of July we had a heatwave and I was craving something fruity, icy cold and refreshing. I also had a giant watermelon to get out of my fridge! What better way to cash in on that juicy deliciousness and gorgeous red color than combining that watermelon with some raspberries–they just go together. Hello Watermelon Raspberry Sorbet!
Enjoy your summer, and stay refreshed!
WATERMELON RASPBERRY SORBET
1 c granulated sugar
1 c water
1c frozen raspberries
2c diced watermelon
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1. Make a simple syrup by boiling together the water and granulated sugar, stirring till the sugar is dissolved.
2. Stir in the frozen raspberries and lemon juice.
3. Put 1/2 the watermelon and 1/2 the raspberry mixture in a blender and process till there are no lumps. Strain mixture into a bowl.
4. Repeat with the remaining watermelon and raspberry mixture.
5. Chill the strained watermelon raspberry juice mixture.
Once the mixture is cold you can pour it over ice for a fruity drink, freeze it in a cake pan till its slushy hard (you'll have to stir it every so often so it doesn't freeze solid) or you can freeze it in popsicle molds or in an ice-cream maker.
I made double the recipe and used the Breville Smartscoop Ice Cream maker and used 3 1/2 c of mixture to make sorbet. I used the remaining mixture and Zoku popsicle molds to make 6 popsicles. A Vitamix is perfect to blend up the fruits. Have to admit I got the popsicle molds at Marshalls (lucky find!). The Breville ice cream maker was a bit of a splurge, yet one of my best buys ever. I use it a lot in summer, and in winter too actually. I love that it's always ready to go, no freezing a container beforehand, just mix up the ingredients, pour into the bucket and press start! The Breville Smartscoop is on sale right now at Williams-Sonoma and Costco always has the best price on the Vitamix.