Tropical Fruit Sorbet

My husband and I just celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary!  It just so happened that at the same time, we got an unexpected tax refund!  To celebrate those two events, we had a little shopping trip.  I got three fun presents.  I bought the Kitchen Aid Pasta attachment, the Kitchen Aid Ice Cream Maker, and a kitchen blow torch.  How fun will that be???

I have already made two recipes with my ice cream maker.  I made a very delicious strawberry ice cream that I’ll post soon, and this Tropical Fruit Sorbet.  Now if you are like me and not sure about the difference in all the frozen desserts, a sorbet is a frozen fruit dessert typically made with a sweetener and a fruit puree.  It contains no milk or cream, so it has more of an icy texture than creamy.

While the original recipe called for it to be frozen in an ice cream freezer, I’m thinking you maybe could just put the liquid mixture in the freezer and it turn out the same.  I’m not sure though.  If any of you try it, let me know.

I love watermelon and since that is the main ingredient in this sorbet, I knew I wanted to try it.  It turned out to be SO delicious!  It is the perfect dessert for these hot summer days, so cold and refreshing!

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Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 cups seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 (6-ounce) can pineapple juice, chilled
  • 3/4 cup ginger ale, chilled
  • 1/3 cup lime juice (from about 3 large limes)
  • 1/2 cup grenadine (recommended: Rose’s)

Directions:

In a blender or food processor, crush the watermelon until liquified.

Strain the pulp and any seeds with a large strainer.

Mix watermelon juice with pineapple juice, ginger ale, lime juice, and grenadine.

Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, for about 35 minutes.

Put into freezer to firm for several hours.

Spoon into glasses or small bowls and serve.