I know for most of you, Fall has arrived & your menus & thoughts are geared up for cooler weather. But Fall is late in coming here to Texas & September is still very "summery". To extend the watermelon season, I made some watermelon sorbet .... yummy, icy goodness!
The recipe is originally by epicurious but I've made a couple of additions. I like to add salt to bring out the flavor & I always add vodka to my sorbets. No! Not because I'm a lush! *grins* Because the alchohol inhibits the freezing process & keeps it from getting rock hard in the freezer. So you're gonna need to add it, after it freezes in your ice cream maker.
8 cups cubed (1 inch) watermelon, seeds and rind discarded
1 cup Simple Sugar Syrup
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup vodka
1/2 tsp salt
Puree the watermelon cubes in a food processor or blender. Measure 4 cups of the puree and place in a bowl. Add the Simple Sugar Syrup, salt and lemon juice and stir well. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Once frozen, add vodka & whirl for another minute.
(Simple Syrup is just one part water to one part sugar, boiled for 3 minutes to dissolve sugar.)
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