Watermelon sorbet

Let’s pretend summer is not ending and eat sorbet all day. I know for a lot of you or your kids today is the first day of school after summer break. Depending on which one are you, you are probably either bummed or quite the opposite. I saw lately pictures of kids going back to school and their moms and dads jumping high in the air with joy. Too funny! My new end of summer thing to do is walking. Me and my husband, Chris, put on our comfy shoes and walk Chicago for hours. The weather is perfect and we try to take advantage of every beautiful day we get. We discover new places, visit fun coffee shops and just walk and talk. It’s the simple things.

Recipe for watermelon sorbet I’m offering today is as simple as it gets. It’s basically just watermelon and a tiny bit of sugar. It’s not too sweet, very refreshing and seriously addictive. No ice cream machine necessary! The only trick with watermelon sorbet is getting the right consistency. I’ll tell you exactly how to do that.

I started with chopping 1/4 of a big watermelon.

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Then I placed it in a blender and processed until pureed.

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In a 1/4 cup of water I melted 1/2 cup of sugar. It’s easier if water is warmer so you can either heat it up in a microwave or bring to boil on a stove.

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I poured simple syrup over watermelon puree and stirred.

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I placed everything in a plastic container and put it in a freezer. After 30 minutes, I took it out and stirred again. I did that 3 more times (after another 30 minutes and then again after another) and then left the sorbet in the freezer until firm. I used ice cream spoon to scoop it out. Don’t worry if your sorbet is too firm after taking it out from the freezer, simply let it thaw for few minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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If you tried that recipe and posted a pic or comment use hashtag #EasternEuropeanRecipes I’d love to see how it turned out!


Ingredients:

  • 1/4 big watermelon
  • 1/2 cup of sugar

Directions:

  1. Chop watermelon in smaller pieces and process in a blender until pureed.
  2. Melt 1/2 cup of sugar in a 1/4 cup of water. You can bring water to boil on the stove or heat it up in a microwave.
  3. Mix simple syrup with watermelon, pour into a plastic container and put in a freezer.
  4. After 30 minutes stir. Stir again after an hour and again after another 30 minutes. Leave in a freezer until firm.

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