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Watermelon Sherbet

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Watermelon Sherbet is sweet, refreshing, and the perfect treat to enjoy on those hot summer days. You will love this sherbet because it is bursting with a watermelon flavor that you and your family will love. 

Watermelon Sherbet

Ready to make delicious watermelon sherbet without an ice cream maker? Well, you can! With just 5 minutes of prep and at least 5 hours of freeze time, you will be enjoying the most delicious homemade watermelon sorbet that you will want to keep eating! 

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Watermelon Sherbet

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups diced watermelon
  • 1 cup cold water
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole milk

How to Make Watermelon Sherbet

  • Combine the watermelon, water, sugar, and vanilla and blend them together in a food processor for 30 seconds.

  • Transfer the blended watermelon mixture to a large bowl and whisk in the milk until homogenous.

  • Pour the sherbet mixture into a 5×11 inch loaf pan and allow it to freeze for 5 hours.

  • Serve and enjoy!
Watermelon Sherbet

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If the watermelon sherbert is a little too hard to scoop, let it sit on the counter for a few minutes prior to scooping it. 
  • Be sure you use full fat milk when making this recipe. If you don’t, your sherbet may be more crumbly than you would like. 
  • While you can enjoy this after 5 hours, I like to make mine the day before serving. 
  • If you find that your watermelon is not very sweet, you can add a little bit of honey to the mixture to make it a little sweeter. 
  • Want to add even more flavor? Mix in some mini chocolate chips an hour after putting your watermelon sherbet in the freezer. They not only look cute because they look like little watermelon seeds but taste great as well. 
watermelon sherbet

Storage

You will want to store this in the freezer covered with plastic wrap. It will last for up to 2 months before it starts to develop freezer burn if stored properly. 

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Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes, you will want to make your watermelon sherbet at least 5 hours earlier than serving. This allows it to set and freeze. I prefer to make it the night before to allow it to really have time to set. 

Why is my sherbet dry and crumbly?

There are a few reasons why your watermelon sherbet is not the consistency you would like it to be. 

  • Your sherbet is too cold. Let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to warm up. There is not enough fat in it. Don’t skimp and use skim milk, use full fat milk when making this recipe. 

  • There is not enough sugar in the sherbet. 
Watermelon Sherbet

Watermelon Sherbet

Watermelon Sherbet

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 minutes

Watermelon Sherbet is sweet and refreshing and the perfect treat to enjoy on those hot summer days. You will love this sherbert because it is bursting with a watermelon flavor that you and your family will love.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups diced watermelon
  • 1 cup cold water
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole milk

Instructions

  1. Combine the watermelon, water, sugar, and vanilla and blend it together in a food processor for 30 seconds.
  2. Transfer the blended watermelon mixture to a large bowl and whisk in the milk until homogenous.
  3. Pour the sherbet mixture into a 5x11 inch loaf pan and allow it to freeze for 5 hours.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

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