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Watermelon Mint Sorbet

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chilling time:12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 45 mins
Servings: 1 quart

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ ounce fresh mint
  • 3 - 3½ cups diced watermelon
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves

Instructions

  • Add sugar and water to a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves. Add the ½ ounce of mint to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Once the 10 minutes have passed, remove the mint leaves with a slotted spoon. Place mixture into medium bowl. Place cubed watermelon in pitcher for a blender. Place on blender and blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Measure out 2 cups of juice and add to mint syrup. Add lime juice and salt. Cover and place into refrigerator to chill completely, about 4 hours.
  • After the mixture has chilled, add chopped mint leaves. Freeze in ice cream machine according to manufacturer instructions. Note: because of all the sugar, the mixture will take a while to freeze. Mine took almost 20 minutes.
  • Transfer frozen mixture to storage container and freeze until firm, about 8 hours.