- Prep time
- 15 minutes, plus 3½–4 hours chilling PT0.25M
- Cook time
- 10 minutes PT10M
- 5 cups
Clean and refreshing without being too sweet, this summery sorbet is perfect for enjoying with friends on a sunny afternoon.
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup water
- 1 lemon, zested
- 10 mint leaves
- 4 cups watermelon puree (from a 4–5-pound watermelon)
Combine sugar, water, lemon zest and mint leaves in a sauce pot. Bring to a simmer, turn off the heat and let steep for 10 minutes.
Strain out zest and mint leaves, then mix syrup with watermelon puree and chill for 1 hour. Pour chilled sorbet base into an ice cream machine and churn according to manufacturer’s instructions.
When sorbet is finished, place in freezer for 2 hours to set completely before serving.