Watermelon Lemonade Sorbet from Mrs Regueiro’s Plate

As promised, I’m bringing you guys some great posts from some fellow bloggers while I’m away. Today, I have Krystal from Mrs Regueiro’s Plate. Thanks Krystal for posting in my absence!

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Hiya!! I’m Krystal of Mrs. Regueiro’s Plate. I love to cook and bake everything from the foodie bloggy-sphere, all the foodie magazines, and the popular cookbooks from Ina Garten to Bobby Flay. I have been food blogging as a way to document my food journey and to share recipes that I love making in my kitchen. I love being my own gourmet home chef to my husband and the latest addition to our family, our 1 month old baby girl, Elena. I’m happily looking forward to future cooking days to share with my little future foodie.

When Jen of Beantown Baker asked me to guest post on her blog, I couldn’t resist to help a fellow foodie out because I have been a devoted reader for a long time. I’m living viacarously through her European vacation right now, too. I knew that with my busy schedule of a newbie mommy it would be tough but I put in some needed mommy time to make this post happen. Finding time to cook and bake in the kitchen is my mommy therapy, and it brings me a little peace of mind.

Finding just enough time to prepare food in the kitchen has been challenging with a newborn. I have been making recipes that are easy to prepare because time is limited. Elena is always hungry or needing a diaper changed and that takes precedent over anything else that I have planned. I wanted to make something that I could enjoy during these upcoming hot summer days and nights. This watermelon lemonade sorbet is a perfect treat for summer and has the most gorgeous and vibrant hue. It screams summer delight in a cup and I highly advise you to double up when you make this batch. It will disappear quickly!
Watermelon Lemonade Sorbet

Adapted from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home
Printable Recipe
Ingredients:
1 small to medium watermelon, preferably with black seeds
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 to 3 lemons)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup

Tools needed: Ice Cream Maker

Preparation:
Cut enough watermelon flesh into 1 to 2 inch cubes to yield about 4 cups. Remove the seeds (reserve a few black ones to add to the sorbet if desired). Puree the melon in a food processor. Measure out 2 1/2 cups of puree and transfer to a medium bowl. Reserve the rest of the watermelon for another use, or better yet eat a couple wedges. Measure out the remaining ingredients.

Fill a large bowl with lots of ice and fill with water.

In a small saucepan, combine the lemon juice, sugar, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat.

Whisk the lemon mixture into the pureed watermelon. Pour the mixture into a 1-gallon Ziploc freezer bag and submerge the sealed bag into the ice bath. Let it sit until the mixture is cold, about 30 minutes, add more ice if needed.

When the mixture is cold, pour the mixture into your frozen canister and prepare according to your ice cream maker’s directions. Spin the sorbet until it has the consistency of very softly whipped cream.

Pack the sorbet into a Ziploc storage container, tossing in a few black watermelon seeds if desired. Press a sheet of parchment paper on the top of the surface, and seal with the airtight lid. Freeze until firm for about 4 hours.

Pairs well with: Drinks! Sparkling water, or sparkling rose or Prosecco in a watermelon sangria. Or, for a watermelon cocktail: a few scoops of the sorbet in a tall glass with a shot of Grey Goose vodka and a couple drops of rose water.

Review: Refreshing and a perfect summery treat. It’s a little tart and sweet, and you only need a small scoop to cool you off.

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11 Responses to “Red White and Blue No-Bake Frozen Cupcakes”

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    CB — July 14, 2008 at 12:50 am

    Oh that looks so yummy for summer! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for entering 🙂
    /Clara

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    Nikki57 — July 14, 2008 at 1:36 am

    Those look absolutely delicious!!

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    Joelen — July 14, 2008 at 2:27 am

    Looks fabulous with all the color! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Janna — July 14, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Was the consistency like ice cream? It sounds cool and summery. Plus you probably get super brownie points for submitting so early!

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    Mara — July 14, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    YUM this is perfect for the sweltering summer months! i am all about frozen desserts right now!

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    Jen — July 15, 2008 at 12:14 am

    The texture isn’t quite as creamy as ice cream… It’s more frozen than that(?) They are really good though!

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    Ivy — July 15, 2008 at 2:55 am

    Oh wow! I like these. What a cool idea and they look so good for the hot days of summer. Where do you live? Can I come pick some up? 🙂

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    Martha — July 19, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Jen, these look yummy!

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    Nikki57 — August 25, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    CONGRATS … You are the Cupcake Hero!!

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    KimboSue — July 1, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I know this post is like a year old, but I followed a link from another page and found it. Question – do you have to keep them frozen until serving? We’re going to a pool party, so they might be outside for a while. Will they melt?

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    Jen — July 1, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    If I remember correctly, they will melt. They might be fine for a little while, but not all afternoon. Sorry I can’t be more help!

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