Summer Treats, Simple Watermelon Sorbet

by gabimaudiere | July 6, 2020 | Food & Drink, Meet the Author, On Our Radar

On the blog, we’re excited to share a guest post by The Dizzy Baker  A monthly contributor to chef and author, Alicia Wolf’s blog, The Dizzy Cook.

As the summer heats up, we wanted to share a sweet treat you and the whole family can enjoy. And as a bonus, the recipe is completely Migraine friendly.

A Treat from the Dizzy Baker

This watermelon sorbet is so refreshing and sweet it makes the perfect summer treat. You can swap out watermelon for any safe fruit you like, such as honeydew, peaches, or cherries. 

Let your imagination run wild and have some fun deciding which flavor you like best. Here’s a tip: when freezing the watermelon—or other fruit—before pureeing, be sure the chunks don’t touch one another. This helps them not stick together in big chunks, which makes for easier blending. 

This sorbet is best when eaten immediately. If you refreeze it, chill the container before adding the leftover sorbet to help cut down on ice crystals. And plan to leave it out at room temperature for a few minutes before serving. —JB

Ingredients

  • 3.5–4 cups fresh watermelon chunks (about half of a

    medium-sized watermelon)

  • 2 teaspoons tart cherry

    or apple juice

  • 1–4 tablespoons warm water, if needed
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)

 

Method

  1. Arrange the watermelon chunks on a wax-paper-lined tray or freezersafe container, being sure the pieces don’t touch each other.  Freeze overnight.
  2. When ready to serve, place the frozen watermelon pieces in a food processor or high-speed blender, add the cherry or apple juice, and allow to sit 5 minutes.
  3. Blend everything together until smooth (a tamper will help if you’re using a blender). If the sorbet seems too thick, add warm water 1 tablespoon at a time until you achievethe consistency you’re looking for.
  4. For a sweeter flavor, blend in a tablespoon of honey.
  5. Serve immediately.

If you make this refreshing sorbet, make sure to tag us on social media so we can see your tasty creations! And don’t forget to check out the rest of the blog for more delicious recipes from The Dizzy Cook.