My oldest decided she wanted to make her own sorbet. My first thought was, "Um, isn't that complicated." She is a tad persistent.. And I learned that my 21 year old food processor with a crack isn't meant for a 17 year old. Whatever, my cabinets and floors needed a cleaning at 10:00 pm on a week night.
I love watermelon. It's my favorite fruit actually, so if she wants to waste a $7 watermelon, why should I stop her, right? Eek! It turned out fantastic! I had my doubts that she could pull it off, but she did! And she claims it was easy to make. (After the exploding incident, I bolted!)
Here's Annabelle's Watermelon Sorbet recipe:
8 cups of seedless watermelon cut into chunks
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar, honey, or sugar alternative
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
In a small pan, boil the sugar and water over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from stove and allow to cool. Add the lemon juice to the cooled mixture and set aside. Blend the watermelon in a blender or food processor until completely pureed. Add to the sugar mixture and stir well. Pour mixture into a glass baking dish and freeze until firm.
Serve and enjoy!
Molly & Annabelle