Yellow Watermelon Sorbet

November 11th, 2019

I will say, when I see all the great summer fruits that are in season lately, not nearly enough of them have made it onto this blog.  Because when I buy cherries or berries or peaches or plums, not surprisingly, I *eat* them.  I eat them plain.  I don’t bake with them or cook with them or turn them into some other dish.  I just (gasp!) eat them.

But when I saw yellow watermelon for the first time this summer, I knew I had to show it off.  Which means it had to become part of an actual recipe, and not just cut up into yummy slices.  But I had this little voice in my head whispering, “sorbet.”

Because, when you think about it, watermelon sorbet makes perfect sense.  Watermelon is already so full of water that it barely even needs to be diluted, and what goes great with watermelon?  Sweet glazes and syrups.  Puree those up and stick them in your ice cream maker, and you’ve got an excellent sorbet recipe just waiting to be written down.

If you can’t find yellow watermelon, you could definitely use regular pink watermelon in place of the yellow, and the color would still be great.

Yellow Watermelon Sorbet

A 2.5- or 3-pound seedless yellow watermelon
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tbsp lemon or lime juice (I used lemon)

Cut all the flesh of the watermelon off of the rind and place the pieces in your food processor.  Add sugar, honey and juice and puree until smooth.  Place the puree in your ice cream maker and churn according to its instructions, about 20 minutes.  Freeze until the sorbet has the consistency you want, and serve.

Tags: desserts · food

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 VeggieGirl // Aug 11, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Like you, I tend to eat the fruits “as is” – but that sorbet looks PHENOMENAL!!

  • 2 Erin // Aug 11, 2008 at 10:53 am

    This looks wonderful!  Like you, I tend to eat fruits as is, but I think I’ll have to make some watermelon sorbet soon!  I think sorbet is my favorite way to have fruit in a dessert!

  • 3 Jen (Modern Beet) // Aug 11, 2008 at 11:02 am

    You have such amazing looking sorbet/ice cream recipes!  I had never even considered getting an ice cream maker before I started reading your blog, but now I’m pretty convinced that I need one 🙂 I’ve got some tigger melons coming up in the garden that have an amazing aroma — I bet they would make a nice ice cream/sorbet as well…

  • 4 Nujoi // Aug 11, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    That is uttrly impressive.

  • 5 Joanna // Aug 11, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    How funny – I’m sitting here eating yellow watermelon right now!  Mine is in a salad with tomatoes and feta – the red tomatoes and yellow watermelon make a great color contrast.  I do have 1/2 the watermelon still sitting in my fridge, though, so maybe I’ll try this out later!

  • 6 holler // Aug 11, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    I have never see yellow watermelon before. It really makes a beautiful sorbet. I bet it was realy refreshing lovely 🙂

  • 7 Donald // Aug 12, 2008 at 7:57 am

    I want to make this! Now, to find yellow watermelon. Regular watermelon just isn’t as sexy.

  • 8 brilynn // Aug 12, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    I’ve never even seen yellow watermelon, but if it tastes half as good as it looks, count me in!

  • 9 adele // Aug 12, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    I don’t have room for an ice-cream maker in my kitchen. I really, really don’t. Unfortunately, I keep forgetting that I don’t have room for an ice-cream maker when you write about treats like this.

    Maybe I can tweak this to make granita instead?

  • 10 jen // Aug 12, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    I can’t wait to try this out! And I know exactly what you mean about not being able to make anything with sweet summer fruit.  It’s so delicious unadulterated I can’t help but just eat it all up right after buying it!

    Where is yellow watermelon grown?  I’ve never seen it out west… I guess I’m not lookin’ hard enough.

  • 11 Cynthia // Aug 13, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    I’ve never had yellow watermelon before… it is so hot here right now that that sorbet would be the right thing to cool me down.

  • 12 sharona may // Aug 17, 2008 at 11:11 am

    That looks very good.  The yellow watermelon is an interesting flavor.  🙂

    I made watermelon sorbet a few weeks ago for the first time and I was surprised how much flavor it had.

    Sharona May

  • 13 Jaime // Aug 24, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    yum! how refreshing

  • 14 Rochelle ? Princessly Polished // Sep 10, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I linked to your recipe on my blog! This looks sooo good!

  • 15 iphone ??? ?? // Sep 15, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    ? ??? iphone ??? ??

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