Watermelon Sorbet/Slushie

watermelon sorbet

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!

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