This is the yummiest icebox recipe I’ve ever made. I was searching for a warm weather dessert that would be easy to prepare for Taylor’s 1st birthday when I came across a June BHG article on homemade sorbet a month or so ago. I was totally on board when I discovered no ice cream maker required – just a freezer.
This is too easy of a delicious recipe not to enjoy multiple times this season. I’m getting excited just thinking about making another batch for July 4th (maybe strawberry this time? or peach?). Would make perfect popsicles, too.
The recipe calls for a simple syrup blended with whole fresh fruit (I think you could get away with frozen though). To make a simple syrup, heat two parts water to one part sugar over low heat in a saucepan until all of the granulized sugar is melted. Meanwhile in a blender give a quick blend to your whole fruit. Slowly add simple syrup and continue blending.
Once the simple syrup is added the contents may begin to separate but that’s okay. Now’s the time to pour that delicious blend right into a bread loaf pan (or other) and pop into the freezer.
Watermelon & Berry Sorbet
Ingredients: 3 cups water, 1.5 cups sugar, 6 cups seeded watermelon cubes, 4 cups berries, 1 loaf pan (modified from Better Homes & Gardens)
Quick recipe recap: Combine water and sugar together in a saucepan, bring to a boil and then drop heat to a simmer until sugar is melted and a runny honey consistency remains. Stir frequently throughout heating process. Blend fresh fruit, add simple syrup and continue to blend until a smoothie consistency (option: add fresh berry chunks back in for extra crunch – I’m going to try this the next time around). Fill a metal loaf pan and freeze overnight uncovered.
Tomorrow I’ll share the even easier sister version of this tasty recipe: lemon & mint sorbet sans blender (making it officially a 10 minute knockout dessert). 10 minutes plus freezing for a few hours, that is :). Update: here it is!
Love me some summer weather!
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