Aug 10, 2010

Watermelon Sorbetto

There is nothing more refreshing than cool sorbet on a really hot summer day.  I had an entire watermelon for just the two of us – so I wanted to try to make something with part of it.  And this was the perfect choice – so cool and refreshing!   My husband went into the freezer to get some and asked me “why I left the seeds in it?”  I played along and told him that I was just following the recipe.  It wasn’t until he started eating it that he realized the ‘seeds’ are actually mini chocolate chips :)    Enjoy!


  • 3 lbs. watermelon, seeded and cubed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp vodka
  • 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips


1. Purée the watermelon in a food processor or blender. Run the watermelon purée through a fine mesh strainer. Measure out 3 cups of watermelon juice.

2. In a small saucepan, heat approximately 1/2 cup of the watermelon juice along with the sugar and salt until the sugar has thoroughly dissolved. Remove from the heat.

3. Combine the watermelon juice in the saucepan with the other watermelon juice and place in a medium sized bowl. Stir in the lime juice and vodka.

4. Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator.

5. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions. During the last minute of freezing, pour in the chocolate chips.

6. Remove from the ice cream maker’s bowl and place in a container. Place the container in the freezer to finish freezing.

Source: The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

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  1. This look so refreshing!! Yum!

  2. Yum! I love watermelon sorbet! its the last thing on my must make this summer list!

  3. Ahhh I need to make this ASAP. Running out to store now to go buy me a big watermelon!!!

  4. This looks really good Christine....Erin would love it too. Do you haven any left?