This Refreshing Watermelon Sorbet Is Perfect All Year Round


If you’re looking for a refreshing treat before it gets cold, you are in the right place! This watermelon sorbet is SO refreshing and delicious.

watermelon sorbet

Besides being delicious, this watermelon sorbet recipe is SO easy to make. You can make this sweet treat with only a few ingredients and a food processor. This dessert also gives you a good serving of fruit with fresh watermelon.

What appliances do I need to make watermelon sorbet?

Since this recipe needs to be blended up to be smooth, I recommend using a food processor that has either a smoothie or a puree setting on it. However you blend it up, the bottom line is to make sure that it is blended smoothly and well. If you don’t blend it enough you might have chunks of watermelon in your sorbet. When making this sorbet, I pulse the frozen watermelon in the blender and then slowly add sweeteners, lime juice, and a little bit of water.

What sweetener should I use?

My favorite sweetener to use in this recipe is maple syrup; however, you can use whatever you prefer! If you don’t have any maple syrup then you can use any other sort of liquid sweetener.  The maple flavors adds some dynamic flavor that makes this watermelon sorbet SO yummy. The thickness of the syrup highly affects the texture of the sorbet, so I recommend using maple syrup if at all possible. If you need this recipe to be no-sugar then you can add liquid stevia or a liquid monk fruit sweetener. 

Is watermelon sorbet unhealthy?

No! This recipe is such a great alternative to sugary, processed desserts. This watermelon sorbet is a healthy and delicious dessert. Not only does it give you a serving of fruits but it is pretty low in sugar and is perfect for a healthy dessert. With just a few ingredients, this treat is packed with natural foods and freshness! The lime has a lot of antioxidants and is packed with Vitamin C. By making this recipe, you can get in a lot of good nutrients!

How do you keep the watermelon sorbet from being too icy?

Having liquid sugar helps to keep the sorbet from freezing solid, which is why I recommend using maple syrup in this recipe. Finding the sweet spot of adding sweetener is a fine line. Too much and it will be mushier and too little and it will be icy. Also, avoid adding a lot of water. If you do add a lot of water, this dessert might turn into more of an ice block than a sorbet once placed in the freezer. 

How long should blend the watermelon sorbet?

How long you should blend the sorbet depends on the setting of your individual appliance. But the main takeaway for blending it should be to blend until smooth to avoid having large chunks of watermelon. If you pulse the blender and keep an eye on when the sorbet begins to smooth out, then you should be good to go!

Why should I freeze the watermelon?

Freezing the watermelon is what makes this recipe into sorbet! Without freezing it, the outcome will not be anywhere near the same. When you freeze the watermelon before, you get to eat the sorbet right when it comes out of the blender! If you blend it first and then freeze it, you won’t get the same fluffiness that you get from freezing the watermelon beforehand.

Can I add any toppings to this watermelon sorbet?

Absolutely! I typically don’t add any toppings, but if you’re looking for some, I have a few suggestions. Fresh fruit is an excellent and healthy topping to add to this sorbet. Another good option could be some whipped cream or custard, for added creaminess!

Let me know how you enjoy this fabulous dish in the comments below. As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Be blessed and stay savvy!!!

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Refreshing Watermelon Sorbet


  • Watermelon
  • Lime Juice
  • Salt
  • Maple Syrup


    1️Freeze chopped watermelon (Freeze a lot of it, this sorbet requires a good bit of watermelon, especially if you're making it for a group since it will shrink down in the food processor)
    2️Add a bit of water and lime juice; add it to make desired consistency (no more than 1/4 cup unless you're making a really large quantity)
    3️Add sweetener; you can add either maple syrup (which is what I did) or any flavored syrup you'd like
    4️Lastly, add a little touch of salt to make the watermelon sweeter!

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