Thursday, October 25, 2012

Watermelon Milk Sorbet

Sorbet is a good alternative to ice cream. This watermelon sorbet would make a wonderful treat for both kids and adults alike. The fact that this sorbet is home-made means that we are able to control the amount of sugar which is used. I have been cutting down on the amount of sugar that is used at home and part of the reason for this is that my other half has diabetes (this also means that he is very diligent and disciplined when it comes to controlling his sugar intake). Personally I have no issues with sugar consumption and am known to pig out on desserts once in a while. To balance this out, my daily beverages are usually consumed sugarless.

Watermelons by itself are (to me at least) one of the most flavorful fruits around and the addition of the other ingredients that go into making a sorbet will only provide a better platform for this fruit to shine. Take note that a food processor or blender is essential for the sorbet making process.

The chopped watermelon, mint leaves, milk and sugar are added to the blender/food processor and ‘pulsed’ for a few seconds, until the mixture is evenly mixed. The mixture is added to a container and left to chill in the freezer. Once frozen, the mixture is taken out and blended again. This process is repeated a total of three times. It is now ready to serve and can be done so with slices/cubes of watermelon or other fruits.

I shall leave the quantity of ingredients up to you. Feel free to add more or less according to your own individual preference but one word of caution I can offer you is that you should not add too many mint leaves as this will overpower the watermelon (which has to be the star of this dish). For a fruity treat during a hot day – this is definitely a perfect option. Enjoy. 

Cubes of watermelon (from 1/2 a watermelon)
Few sprigs of mint leaves
Milk (about 1 cup will do)
Sugar to taste
Add all ingredients into blender/processor.
Pulse for a thick smooth mixture.
Pour into container and place in the freezer.
Once frozen, break sorbet with a wooden spatula.
Pulse again and pour back into the same container.
Back into the freezer.
Repeat the same process, a total of three times.
Keep sorbet covered in the freezer.
Serve with little cubes of watermelon or any other fruits.
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  1. wa totally agree perfect for such a scorching day! Looks yummy!

  2. a bit tedious but worth it as can adjust the sweetness.

  3. The idea of watermelon in sorbet sounds refreshing. The photos are beautiful and sorbet looks so delicious !

  4. That looks so refreshing. Even though it's fall right now where I am, it's actually super hot today (Chicago weather is so weird sometimes). I'd love this right now :)

  5. This sure look very the pink color :)
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a great week Nava!

  6. Never try sorbet before but use watermelon to make sorbet seems refreshing and rejuvenating. Your phototaking seems like perfect to make a cooking book. =D

  7. I love watermelons, can't imagine it with milk though! How would you describe the taste?

  8. This is such a stunning dessert my friend - flavoursome, refreshing and beatufiul :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. Thanks everyone for the lovely comments.
    Lin - the taste was like mentioned, fruity and creamy.

  10. What a refreshing treat! Another entertaining recipe :)

  11. Oh, how I love sorbet. I've never had it made with watermelon before--this looks great!

  12. hi nava, delicious looking sorbet- never thought of adding milk to my water melon. thanks for sharing-have a nice day

  13. Love love love! Watermelon is one of those fruits that kind of gets the zig sometimes so I'm always thrilled when I find it getting featured in a recipe like this :) Well done

  14. Watermelon is my fav! and sorbet looks delicious and very tempting...

  15. This beautiful and delicious dessert. I love it.

  16. Oh what a sorbet!! It's good to avoid sugar but i do enjoy desserts!! This sorbet for me is a must try!!

  17. wow this is an amazing dessert....loved the pics...


  18. wow, this recipe sounds and looks tooooooo interesting. Gonna give this a try soon :)


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