What I love about strawberry watermelon sorbet
- No ice here. The right amount of sugar is key to getting a perfectly creamy sorbet, and even though it’s dairy free, this recipe is super creamy.
- Adding strawberries to the mixture adds color and brings a little extra sweetness that brings out the natural watermelon flavor.
- Chocolate chunks resemble watermelon seeds and give this watermelon sorbet a fun look. Plus, they remind me of the watermelon ice cream we used to get as kids.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this frozen treat
How to make creamy watermelon sorbet
Needless to say, it was a lot of work getting this watermelon home to make sorbet. Luckily, the actual making of the sorbet wasn’t. In fact, it was a piece of cake. All you need to do is blend up the watermelon and strawberries and mix them with some coconut milk and simple syrup. Then you churn the mixture in an ice cream maker. That’s it.
The watermelon mellows out the sweetness of the strawberries, and the coconut creates a light, creamy texture. It’s creamy, cool and refreshing, but not too sweet. And, it’s perfect for this unbearably hot weather we’ve been having. Whip some up for yourself, you’ll see.
frequently asked questions: watermelon sorbet
This recipe is creamy and smooth thanks to the coconut milk used. Most watermelon sorbets are made using a simple syrup, for this recipe we added the coconut milk right into the simple syrup.
You do not need and ice cream maker to make this creamy chilled dessert. You will need a blender or food processor, but this recipe is so simple to make!
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- 5 cups watermelon cubes, frozen
- 1 pound strawberries, sliced and frozen
- 1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 lime juice
- 1 1/2 ounces dairy free chocolate, chopped (optional)
- In a small saucepan, stir the coconut milk, lime juice and sugar together. Heat over medium, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow the syrup to cool.
- Combine the watermelon, strawberries and syrup in the bowl of a food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Transfer to a container/bowl and stir in chocolate.
- Serve immediately or freeze until later.
- Category: Dessert
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 271
- Sugar: 45.3 g
- Sodium: 7.7 mg
- Fat: 8.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 7.2 g
- Carbohydrates: 51.6 g
- Fiber: 2.1 g
- Protein: 2.1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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Published: July 27, 2015. Updated: May 20, 2022.
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