This watermelon sorbet recipe is made for summer. Get yourself a fresh watermelon from your local store and within an hour you’ll have yourself unbelievable, cool sorbet. Cheap and simple to make, no-one will turn this down if it’s a hot day!
This recipe calls for 1kg of watermelon. Keep in mind that when you puree and strain the fruit it will reduce down. That’s ok, you just want to start with roughly 1kg.
If your ice cream maker doesn’t have a compressor (in other words, you have to freeze the ice cream bowl overnight), be sure your watermelon puree/sugar water mixture is completely cooled before adding to the ice cream machine. If you don’t do this, the sorbet may not harden enough before adding to the freezer and an ice sorbet will be the end result.
More sorbet flavour options
If you want a bit of variety in your flavours, you could also make persimmon sorbet and lemon sorbet. These fruit based sorbets are equally as simple to make and the fruit aren’t hugely expensive to buy most of the year in Australia.