Sunday, June 12, 2011

Watermelon Sherbert

I've been buying alot of fruit lately, and no one is eating it.  I bought a whole watermelon (not a huge one) and if I eat any more I'll be floating down the street!  Instead of a fruit salad, I came across this sherbert recipe.

It's super easy and no ice cream maker necessary!

You will need:  
  • 3 cups watermelon puree ( just puree in your blender)
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
Place watermelon in a blender container or food processor bowl.  Cover and blend until smooth.  Repeat with additional watermelon until you have 3 cups of melon puree.

In a large mixing bowl, combine watermelon puree, heavy cream, buttermilk, sugar and a few drops of red food coloring (optional).  Stir the mixture until sugar is dissolved.

Transfer to a 9 x 9 x 2 inch pan.  Cover and freeze 2 to 3 hours or until almost firm.

Break the frozen watermelon mixture into chunks.  Beat with an electric mixer until smooth, but not melted.

Cover and freeze until firm.  Makes 1-1/4 qts.
Note:  I preferred this sherbet soft-serve consistency.  After it was frozen firm, I micro-waved it for 30 seconds, then beat it again with the mixer and it was smoother and creamier.





Adapted from Yahoo Shine!

7 comments:

  1. yum sounds like the perfect summer treat!

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  2. And no ice cream maker needed... Fabulous summer dessert idea Patti!!

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  3. I am just plain weird. I feel like I'm the only human on the planet who can't bond with the flavor of watermelon. However, I will eat Jolly Rancher watermelon candies! Go figure. Anyway, my boys adore watermelon. I think I'm going to try making a strawberry-watermelon sherbert, using your recipe. I made a strawberry-watermelon sorbet, and that worked for me With buttermilk and half and half, how can one go wrong?!

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  4. And this is why you have your own catering company. Because you turn out the good stuff. Love, Love, love this.
    Oh, and your comment about your son sayong "zalagna" - that just melted my heart!!

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  5. That sounds great. Perfect for 4th of July and all summer long. I like ice cream/sherbet recipes that don't need a machine. :-)

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  6. Patti, Thank you for linking your great recipe to Monday, Mmm ... Dessert. :-)

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  7. This looks perfect for summer! We are featuring your sherbert on our "Fresh Food Friday" blog segment tomorrow! Come check it out and grab a button!

    Love,
    The Sisters
    www.sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

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