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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19 Responses to “Chocolate Overdose Cake”

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    yumventures — February 1, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    This looks just plain amazing…and I’m not even a huge chocolate fan! The different textures must be delectable — good thing Valentine’s Day is coming up =)

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    Jelli Bean — February 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    This looks like my favorite cake I’ve never tried. Yum! After reading the directions, it seems like you could reduce the prep time by simply preparing the brownie batter first and setting it aside while prepping the cake batter, and then baking them at the same time. Either way, I am putting this on my “MUSTS!” list. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jade — February 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Wow!! That looks amazing. It would make a great chocolage indulgence for Valentine’s Day.

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    Katie — February 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    WOW! That looks amazing! I love the filling. I’m starring to try for sure. Chocolate cake is always a big winner with guests. 🙂

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    kitchen koala — February 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Mmmm….chocolate! Looks fantastic 🙂

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    Memória — February 1, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Man, this cake is serious stuff!! I would love some of that! Thanks for all the tips on how to make it more efficiently.

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    oneordinaryday — February 1, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    That is one amazing way to celebrate.

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    The Methods Guy — February 2, 2010 at 3:34 am

    OMG That looks awesome. I wish I could take it out of the computer screen and eat it right now!!!

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    Ingrid — February 2, 2010 at 3:41 am

    While I’m not a chocolate cake fan I have to say that is one delicious and impressive looking cake! Definitely makes wish I was into chocolate. 🙂

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    Tasteandshare — February 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Did anyone count the calories? 😉

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I really feel hungry!


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    laurasrecipecollection — February 4, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Talk about death by chocolate! That looks incredible!

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    nutmegnanny — February 4, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    This is such a beautiful cake! I really want to give it a whirl. A lot of chocolate but totally worth it!

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    ashley — February 4, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    omg. this looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. can i get a piece right now please?!

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    mycupcake — February 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    wow. that looks amazing

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    ButterYum — February 6, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Looks absolutely fabulous. Really wonderful photos too!

    So glad I stumbled upon your blog.


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    Mansi — February 9, 2010 at 12:10 am

    beautiful cake! one can never be tired of Chocolate! and those strawberries steal the show!:)

    Yummy! that would’ve have been a perfect finger food! love the cheesy texture:)

    this would be perfect for the Valentine day giveaway I’m hosting on my blog. would be great if you could participate!


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    Chris — February 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Is a cake like this even legal? This is going to be a most special addition in the KOL round up. Thanks for participating, Jen!

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    Talita — February 25, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Wow!! Just the way the CHocorango likes! Kinda perfect!

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    Erin O. — November 14, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    When I made this, I almost went into a chocolate coma. But it was totally worth it!!!

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