Now that it’s the season of putting damp washcloths in the freezer to cool yourself down, I decided it was time to make a sorbet. I bought an organic baby seedless watermelon (the kind without black seeds) yesterday and made a sorbet with just a few ingredients:
1 watermelon, cut into chunks
the juice of about three limes
a handful of fresh mint
1/2 tsp xanthan gum (optional, but helps with texture)
1/4 tsp guar gum (optional, but helps with texture)
I blended it all together in my blender (in batches because my blender did not hold all the watermelon chunks) and then poured the mixture into my ice cream maker . I let it run for about 40 minutes. It was still kind of slushy but we enjoyed it anyway! Please note: this was not a very sweet sorbet and if I made it again, I might not use as much mint because, surprisingly, it gave the sorbet an almost savory undertone. If you want to make it sweeter, you definitely can by adding a sweetener of your choice.
Earlier today, after my 90 minute hike in 90 degree heat, I came home and put some of the now frozen-solid sorbet, coconut water and a few drops of liquid stevia in my Vitamix and blended it up. Oh my goodness was that good. Definitely better than anything I could get at 7-11! And I could see it being an insane July 4th cocktail, if for example, you wanted to add vodka 😉
P.S. Happy Birthday to my Abba, who turns 70 today and loves the summer heat as much as I do!