Healthy Recipes: Watermelon Sorbet

This incredibly refreshing icy dessert is made without using an ice cream maker.

Servings: 12

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 3 1/2 hours (including chilling & freezing times)

To Make Ahead: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Recipe Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 cup sugar
  2. 3/4 cup water
  3. 6 cups watermelon chunks (4-pound watermelon), seeded
  4. 2 tablespoons lime juice

Recipe Steps:

  1. Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature, about 45 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  2. Place watermelon and lime juice in a food processor; process until smooth. Set a sieve over a large bowl and press the puree through to remove tiny seeds. Whisk in the sugar syrup.
  3. Pour the watermelon mixture into a shallow metal pan and freeze until ice crystals form around the edges, about 30 minutes. Stir the ice crystals into the center of the pan and return to the freezer; repeat every 20 minutes until all the liquid is frozen.
  4. Serve immediately or transfer to a storage container and let harden in the freezer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Serve in chilled dishes.

Recipe Nutrition:

Per serving: 56 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrate; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 1 mg sodium; 88 mg potassium

Nutrition Bonus: 11 mg Vitamin C (20% dv), 15% dv Vitamin A.

1 Carbohydrate Servings

Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate