Sunday, June 3, 2012

Watermelon Sorbet

Summer feels like its here, even if the official start of summer is still a couple weeks away. All that heat left me craving watermelon and when I found a watermelon sorbet recipe I had clipped a couple years ago from a Better Homes and Garden, I knew it was the perfect recipe to try out. I had to change it up a little bit.

If you're craving a little refreshment from the summer time, go ahead and freeze this up!

Watermelon Sorbet

5 c. cubed watermelon
1 packet unflavored gelatin
1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. cranberry juice

Puree watermelon cubes until smooth and then add sugar.

Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan combine gelatin and cranberry juice. Let mixture stand for five minutes and then stir mixture over heat until gelatin is completely dissolved.

Stir gelatin mixture into the watermelon. Pour into an 8x8x2 pan and freeze until firm (probably 2-3 hours). When firm, remove from freezer and put mixture in chilled mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until fluffy. Then return to 8x8x2 pan and freeze for at least six hours.

Enjoy this frozen treat to cool you off!