Thursday, September 27, 2007

Watermelon Sorbet

This year we harvested a couple of melons and before I could make something out of it we ended up eating it as it is. But this week I harvested 2 melons and decided to make sorbet out of one half of the melon. After a lot of searching on the net I decided with the following recipe. Some of the online recipes called for egg whites but I didn't like the idea of eating raw egg whites. It was very easy to prepare and tasted real fresh. This will be my fourth entry to GBP - Summer 2007 event.





Ingredients:

Watermelon (seeds removed & chopped) - 3 cups
Sugar - 1/2 cup (can be increased if needed)
water - 1/4 cup
Corn syrup - 1 tsp (optional)
Lemonade or lemon juice - 1/2 cup
Mint - for garnish



Method:

Heat the sugar and water in a pan till it starts to boil. Remove from heat and add the corn syrup and let it cool. Add the sugar mixture, lemonade and water melon to a blender and blend till smooth. I used minute maid lemonade and left a few lumps of watermelon in my mix. Also depending upon the sweetness of the watermelon you can either increase or decrease the sugar. Transfer the mix to your ice cream maker and set it in sorbet cycle. If you are like me and do not have an ice cream maker then transfer the mix to a freezer bowl. Let it freeze till it gets to a slush state and then remove it from the freezer and whip it for a min. Put it back in the freezer and repeat with the whipping/beating for a few times, for every two hours.. I did it thrice. Scoop onto a bowl and serve with a few mint leaves for garnishing.


7 comments:

Cinnamon said...

Looks like you have got a lovely kitchen Garden :)
The sorbet looks refreshing!!!

Lissie said...

great job, deepz! you have a very good kitchen garden!! lovely sorbet...

Sharmi said...

waw a treasure in your garden. lovely!!

Deepz said...

Thanks Cinnamon, lissie & sharmi. It always tastes better when its from your own garden.

Sreelu said...

oooh Deepz home grown watermelon sherbat, must have been delicious

Sig said...

Looks delicious Deepz... Homegrown melons, wow, you really got a green thumb :)

Deepz said...

Thanks Sreelu & Sig.