watermelon sorbet with lime

Gorgeously sweet and juicy watermelons remind me of our family holidays we had in Turkey over the years. They are such a welcome treat on a hot day! And with hardly any calories it makes for the perfect healthy non dairy, vegan, gluten free and sweetener free treat.

water melon fruit bowl

If you’ve missed my post about using a watermelon to create a fruit bowl centerpiece, you can check it out here. It’s the perfect dessert showstopper for your next summer party.

So, once I made the watermelon balls for the fruit bowl above, I was left with the remaining watermelon “bits” that I had to cut out to create the fruit bowl. And it turned out they were just perfect for making this lovely refreshing watermelon sorbet treat.

Because I didn’t use all of the very red juicy core of the watermelon, the sorbet colour was not as red as it could have been. After all, I used the majority of the watermelon for the fruit salad. If you’re making this sorbet as a treat or a dessert for guests, I would recommend using the red fleshy part of a nice red, juicy, sweet watermelon to get the best of the taste (and colour!).

With only 2 ingredients making this watermelon sorbet is so easy! You need a bit of patience to freeze the watermelon before you can start but once that’s done, it literally takes minutes with a Vitamix (my favourite – it’s so versatile!) or a high speed blender. Here’s how to do it:

What you need for watermelon sorbet

  • 750 gr of watermelon
  • 3 tablespoons of lime juice
  • pinch of salt (optional, only if you like it!)

How to make the watermelon sorbet

  • Place the cubed watermelon on a parchment lined baking sheet or plastic cutting board and freeze for at least 5 hours. I just left mine overnight.
  • Place lime juice, frozen watermelon and sea salt (if using) in a Vitamix or high powered blender or food processor. Blend until the watermelon is broken down into shaved ice type consistency.
  • You’re all ready to tuck in!

Now, how simple was that?

For more great Vitamix recipes, check out these posts below. With the Vitamix you can make great, healthy recipes in, literally, minutes. What I love is that you can enjoy a great healthy treat without any of the additives and “numbers” of the shop bought varieties. And they just taste so much better!

Do you have any watermelon recipes to share? I’d love to hear what you use them for – don’t forget to find me on social media to share your tips.

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