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
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

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 “White Chocolate Cranberry Mousse”

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    theblogisthenewblack — October 27, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Love any type of mousse- esp if it’s pink!

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — October 27, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Love the pink! So cute and it looks and sounds delicous! Thanks!

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    Boston Food Diary — October 27, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    This looks so wonderful! I never would have thought of cranberries and white chocolate together- you are so right-what a great option for Thanksgiving!

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    Cupcake Activist — October 27, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Great idea! I am always in charge of dessert for Thanksgiving and this would be perfect to add to the line-up.

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    Megan — October 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I know you said lighter dessert idea, but I’m picturing a cranberry mousse tart with dark chocolate drizzled on top!

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — October 27, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    This looks delicious! Also, can I ask…what kind of backdrop do you shoot your photos on? It is so clean and really highlights the food at hand!

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    Jen — October 27, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Rachel – For the majority of my photographs, I use 12″x12″ scrapbooking pages. I have a bg folder with all my pages in them. I have been using a lot of solid colors recently. I have to admit I love how the blue background really makes the pink mousse pop in these pics!

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    The Small Boston Kitchen — October 27, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Lovin’ the cranberryness here!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 28, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Love the pinkness and love the recipe!

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    oneordinaryday — October 31, 2010 at 11:51 am

    This sounds delicious, and I love how that beautiful pink color just pops. Definitely going on my menu!!

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    Eliana — November 1, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    This mousse looks divine! I could not be trusted around it.

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