Friday, June 5, 2015

{5 Minute} Watermelon Strawberry Sorbet

This right here is the mother of all summer treats!  I could eat this stuff from now until snowfall and feel like all of my sweet treat needs had been met.  It is so light and refreshing with a little sweet and bursting with the best of the summery fruits.  You can't stop at "good" when you're describing this stuff.  It goes way beyond good.  I'm at a loss of words to adequately describe this so, because I'm kind of a nerd, I looked up "good" in the thesaurus to see what they had to offer.  I think they nailed it - marvelous, satisfying, shipshape, rad, splendid, gratifying, stupendous, super-excellent, superior, tip-top, spanking.  Okay, and we'll stop right there with spanking.  Not sure where they were going with that.  After eating this there is not a single ounce of me thinking, "I wish I had eaten some real ice cream instead".  The only thing I'm thinking is, "I wish I had made more!"  And my kids are head over hills in love with it too.  They can't get enough!  And you can eat it and fill your kids up on it, guilt free because it's healthy too!  I admit, I didn't have any natural sweetener on hand so I just used plain old white sugar (gasp!).  The original recipe I found suggested using 3/4 cup sweetener.  I only used 1/4 cup and thought it was great.  If you like it a little sweeter, I think 1/2 cup would be plenty but you could do more if you want.  If you use a natural sweetener then you've got a sugar free, totally healthy, vitamin packed treat.  And if you use white sugar, no harm done.  It's mostly healthy.  Okay, now let's talk about how easy it is to make this splendid treat.  Dump everything in the blender and mix.  That's it.  Literally, five minutes.  You do have to plan ahead a little because it's very important that the fruit is frozen to achieve the right consistency.  I bought a seedless watermelon, cut the whole thing up into cubes, put them into freezer bags and tossed them into the freezer.  I made 4-5 batches of sorbet with that one watermelon!  Strawberries are easy to find in the freezer section of the grocery store but this time of year it can be cheaper to buy them fresh.  When they go on sale, I like to stock up and throw them into freezer bags as well.  Knowing that I've got everything on hand to make my new favorite treat makes me a happy mama.  So, let's review.  Tastes amazing and is loved by all, mixes up in five minutes and it's healthy!  I must insist you go make this marvelous, satisfying, super-excellent treat.  Now.  You'll be glad you did!

4 cups seedless watermelon, cubed and frozen
2 cups strawberries, frozen
1/4-1/2 cup white sugar or natural sweetener that measures like sugar
1/2 cup cold water
1 TBS lemon juice, or to taste

Place all ingredients in blender.  Mix until smooth and well blended.  Add a little more water, a few tablespoons at a time, if it is too thick to mix.  Serve immediately or store in freezer in an airtight container for up to a month.  If freezing, let it soften for a few minutes before enjoying!


Janette said...

This is soooo good!! Loved being at your house and having you serve this yummy treat, thanks!! I am making it here now tonight :)

Janessa said...

Yay! I hope it was a hit! We LOVED having you visit and share this yummy treat with you. I will always think of you when I make this now :-)

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