Watermelon Sorbet

Try this 3 ingredient watermelon sorbet recipe, a refreshingly icy summer dessert! Each bite is an explosion of pure juicy…

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Try this 3 ingredient watermelon sorbet recipe, a refreshingly icy summer dessert! Each bite is an explosion of pure juicy fruit flavor.

Watermelon sorbet

Are you a sorbet fan? Then you absolutely must try summer’s best dessert: Watermelon Sorbet! I’ll admit, we’re chocoholics over here. But this sorbet is definitely up there when it comes to summer treats! Each bite is an explosion of pure juicy fruit flavor, with a smooth, frosty texture. When we made it for our 4 year old, he said, “I could eat this every day.” Even better: it’s incredibly simple to blend up!

What you need for watermelon sorbet

Skip the store-bought stuff, because watermelon sorbet is so simple to make at home! All you need are 3 ingredients. In fact, it seems impossibly simple. Here are the ingredients you’ll need to assemble:

  • Ripe watermelon
  • Lime juice
  • Sugar

Why is the sugar needed? Well, when you freeze anything, it dulls the flavors. You’ll want to add just enough sugar so that the flavor pops when it’s frosty. We found this recipe sweetened it just enough to complement the fruit, but not so much that it’s intensely sweet.

Watermelon sorbet

Necessary equipment: an ice cream maker!

An ice cream maker is the best tool for the job with sorbet! While you can make no churn sorbets, the absolute best texture is with an actual ice cream maker. (Trust us!) It’s a great investment, as you’ll be able to make sorbets and ice creams all season long.

Here’s the 2 quart ice cream maker we use. It’s a great gift idea, too! Use it as a housewarming present or a fun surprise for ice cream lovers. We’ve had ours for years and it holds up well!

The churning process: eat right away, or freeze 1 hour

Once you blend up your watermelon, lime, and sugar, you’re ready to churn! It takes about 20 to 25 minutes for the watermelon sorbet mixture to freeze. Here are a few notes about the process:

  • Eat right away for a soft-serve style texture. Our favorite way to eat it is right out of the ice cream maker! If you’re making it for guests, churn it up while you’re finishing your meal.
  • Or, freeze for about 1 hour for a scoop-able texture. You can also pop it in the freezer and freeze 1 hour. Then it forms into scoops like you see in the photo.
Watermelon sorbet recipe

Make ahead & storage info for watermelon sorbet

Here’s the golden rule when it comes to watermelon sorbet: homemade sorbet is best the day it is made. Why? Freezing homemade sorbet overnight freezes it into a solid block. So it’s best to eat when it’s freshest! You can eat leftovers the next day if you like: we’ve found a few tricks!

  • Make it up to 2 hours in advance. It will start to freeze to the edges of the container, so give it a good stir before serving.
  • Leftovers save 1 day, but defrost 20 minutes. Blend if desired! Leave out the container on the counter until it defrosts a bit. To revive the texture, you can also give it a few pulses in a blender or food processor. This helps it to come closer to the texture after churning.

More great watermelon recipes

When it’s summer, we’re watermelon obsessed! There are so many great ways to serve this tasty melon outside of a summer dessert. Here are some favorites:

This watermelon sorbet recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

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Watermelon sorbet

Watermelon Sorbet (3 Ingredients)


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 1 quart (4 cups)
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Try this 3 ingredient watermelon sorbet recipe, a refreshingly icy summer dessert! Each bite is an explosion of pure juicy fruit flavor.


Ingredients

  • 6 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Chop the watermelon. Place in a blender and blend until a smooth juice forms, then add ice and blend again.
  2. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze for 20 to 25 minutes. The texture will be icy and creamy at this point. If desired, place in a container and freeze for 1 hour for a harder texture that forms into scoops. You can freeze up to 2 hours day of (stir before serving). Freezing overnight makes a very icy texture. If you have leftovers the next day, allow them to sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes. To improve the texture, you can pulse in a blender or food processor if desired.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Frozen
  • Cuisine: Sorbet

Keywords: Watermelon sorbet

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This savory triple melon ball salad is perfect for summer! Juicy, fresh melon drizzled with lemon vinaigrette, topped with blue cheese and toasted walnuts. A heavenly sweet and savory combo that I can’t get enough of!

Raise your hand if you’re obsessed with any sweet and savory combo!

triple melon ball salad with blue cheese and walnuts

Both hands raised here. I for SURE love a good savory and sweet salad or side dish. It brings so much to the table and you get the best of both worlds.

cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew

Savory melon is a dream for me!

First, the melon is perfect. It’s so juicy and refreshing. So wonderful on a hot summer day – so cooling and just pleasant to eat. Especially on those days when it’s so hot that you barely have an appetite!

cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew

And then, we go and add a lemon vinaigrette, so creamy blue cheese and super crunchy walnuts. It’s FANTASTIC.

P.S. can we talk about how pretty the chive blossoms are? My chives come back every year in full force and this year I had SO MANY chive blossoms. In fact, I still have a good bit. I love using them as garnish or in dishes this time of year. They are just so pretty and of course – flavorful. 

chive blossoms

Let’s chat about the rest of this beautiful melon bowl though. We’ve got watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew. You could even swap the honeydew for cucumber, FYI! A pretty little bowl of melon that just screams summer.

pouring lemon vinaigrette on melon

I love it.

The vinaigrette/blue/nut combo comes from my green bean salad that we adore. Easily one of the most made recipes in my kitchen every summer. It’s crisp, refreshing and satisfying.

triple melon salad with blue cheese and walnuts

I knew I’ve love the combo on something sweet too, like maybe watermelon wedges. Savory melon is nothing new here, after all. I’ve made the melon mosaic salad with hot honey, this marinated melon mozzarella salad and even this savory watermelon wedge salad with orange dressing

In fact, I might eat melon in a savory situation more than sweet every single summer. I’m not complaining!  (more…)

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The melon mosaic is everything I want on a plate in summer.

melon mosaic salad with hot honey vinaigrette

Seriously, I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

It’s light and refreshing on a super hot day. It’s easy to serve to friends and family (… if we can ever see them again) and the combination of melon + cheese tastes wonderful. And it’s a great starter “salad” for a heartier dish and it’s also a really delish lunch if you aren’t in the mood for something more filling. 

chopped feta, cucumber, watermelon, cantaloupe and tomatoes

I used to make a version of this salad all the time back when Max was two years old. He actually loved it because he could pick up the chunks and eat them. He also loved playing melon tetris with the cubes and it was so cute. I actually forgot about that until I made this last week and Emilia started grabbing for bites. 

She loves spicy stuff, so she even went in with the hot honey. How is she my child?! It’s amazing. 

melon mosaic salad with hot honey vinaigrette

In the past, I also made this melon mozzarella salad with watermelon and cucumber. I love using the cucumber instead of the honeydew. It’s unexpected, a little more savory and refreshing and adds a pop of freshness without the sweet.  

melon mosaic salad with hot honey vinaigrette

For this version, I threw in some avocado, huge feta chunks and cherry tomatoes! 

The dressing is simple and amazing. Lemon, hot honey, champagne vinegar – all flavors that I love so much. Tons of herbs like fresh mint and basil and get showered all over the salad taking the flavor up another notch. It’s no secret I’m obsessed with hot honey. I usually make my own but you can even buy it now

It’s easy. Almost embarrassingly so.

But the flavors together are JUST SO GOOD.

close up melon mosaic salad with hot honey vinaigrette

The other great thing?! You can make this ahead of time and marinate it all. I actually threw the chunks in a bag to marinate them with the dressing while testing this. It also makes it easily transportable! I would just skip the avocado and add it once you’re ready to serve the whole thing. 

melon mosaic salad with hot honey vinaigrette

Definitely considering making a small batch melon mosaic for lunch every week.

melon mosaic salad with hot honey vinaigrette

Melon Mosaic with Hot Honey Vinaigrette

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Melon Mosaic Salad

My favorite summer salad treat! This melon mosaic is refreshing and an easy salad to make. Drizzle with hot honey vinaigrette and you're good to go!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 to 6 people (or more, depending on how many dishes you serve!)
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 2 cups watermelon cubes
  • 2 cups cantaloupe cubes
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 to 2 seedless cucumbers, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 to 2 avocados, chopped
  • 1 8 ounce block feta, cut into cubes
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs, like mint, basil and chives

hot honey vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons hot honey
  • 1 garlic clove, freshly grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Instructions

  • If you’re chopping everything yourself, be sure to chop the cubes roughly the same size. If you’re buying something pre-chopped, use that as the guide to size and chop everything else to size. Use the most of what you love! For instance, I like to use watermelon and cantaloupe the most, then cucumber, then fill in with avocado and tomato.
  • As a note, you can also crumble the feta or do smaller cubes. You can also leave the cherry tomatoes whole and not slice them.
  • Assemble the cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumber and feta cubes on a dish. Make the dressing as directed. Chop the tomatoes and the avocado, stick them in between a few of the cubes. There is no right way to do this! You can throw everything in a bowl, spread it out on a plate or layer it. Whatever you’d like.
  • Sprinkle everything with salt and pepper. Drizzle with the dressing and cover with the fresh herbs. Serve!
  • Leftovers of this are delicious.

hot honey vinaigrette

  • Whisk together the vinegar, lemon juice, hot honey, garlic, salt and pepper until combined. Stream in the olive oil while whisking the entire time. This dressing stays great in the fridge for up to a week.

melon mosaic salad with hot honey vinaigrette

Bonus points for colorful food!

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