Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs
From my local newpaper. Great for a hot summer day.
- 3 cups cubed watermelon, seeds removed
- 1⁄2 cup raspberries
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 2 lemons, juice of (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 1⁄2 cups calorie-free carbonated water, strawberry flavored, chilled
- Place watermelon cubes and raspberries in blender; process until smooth. Pour juice through a sieve; discard pulp.
- Combine sugar and water in small saucepan. Heat, stirring constantly, just until sugar dissolves. Set syrup aside and allow to cool slightly.
- Stir syrup and lemon juice into watermelon juice mixture. Pour into freezer container, cover and freeze until firm.
- Using ice cream scoop, spoon mixture into tall glasses. Pour 3 to 4 tablespoons strawberry-flavored water over frozen juice in each glass. Serve immediately.
- VARIATION: To serve as sorbet, freeze juice mixture in 8 inch square dish. Omit strawberry-flavored carbonated water. Using a small scoop, shape frozen juice mixture into balls and arrange in individual serving dishes.
hmm I made a review yesterday but I guess it failed... Anyway this was fantastic! A great sweet but not overly sweet drink, and simple too! I liked it both as a sorbet as well as with the carbonated water. I also found out that mint goes well in this through my garnish lol. It is a great looking drink too, especially using a melon baller to create a bunch of balls in the cup! A great summer drink for sure!
Yummy mix of flavors. I made as directied-so good! Thank you cookiedog!
This is my first PAC recipe and let me just say WOW... I'm so glad I decided to participate in this! Unfortunately because of all of the rain we've had this summer the raspberry crop has been relatively poor, so I had to substitute blackberries instead. It came out wonderful. I did end up letting the sorbet mixture freeze overnight, since it was still a little sloshy in the middle after about 4-5 hours or so, but I imagine this all depends on what kind of a container you're using to freeze it with as well. Next time I'll probably just run the whole thing through my ice cream maker to freeze it a bit more evenly anyway. It'll be a delightful treat to serve with my second PAC experiment for my in-laws tonight! (see what kind of faith I put in my twins? hehe) Thanks a ton for posting this. :)