Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Watermelon Sorbet

When I was litte there was an ice cream van
that used to drive through our neighborhood

but instead of selling the usual ice cream

choices they sold about 15 flavors of Italian Ice.

I remember the excitement that came after

hearing the music coming from the ice cream van.

The mad dash around the house began to

gather as many coins as possible before he passed

the house. If you were lucky you found enough

money, in time to catch the van and order

a small cup of Italain Ice.

That is what this Watermelon Sorbet reminded me

of as I ate it ~ ahh the good old days.

Watermelon Sorbet
5 pounds seedless watermelon,

cut into small chunks(6 cups)

1/4 cup sugar

Grated peel of 1 lime

Pinch salt

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1. Using a blender, puree the watermelon; you will need 4 cups watermelon puree.

2. In a large saucepan, bring 1 cup watermelon puree, the sugar

and lime peel to a simmer over medium-low heat,

stirring until the sugar dissolves; season with the salt.

3. Pour in the remaining 3 cups watermelon puree,

then whisk in the corn syrup until incorporated.

Once the puree has cooled completely,

pour the mixture into an ice cream maker

and let mix for about 20 - 30 minutes.

Then serve.

Complete Goodness!


Christy said...

That looks so yummy!! I love watermelon!!

Lynne J. said...

I remember the good old days, too, but in my St. Louis neighbourhood, the van didn't have Italian Ice; only chocolate or vanilla ice cream cones and an assortment of ice cream products and popsicles.

Sorbet is great and I love a ripe, sweet watermelon, so I know this has to be delish.

Nice story!

Marsha said...

I feel very privileged to be one of the lucky few who had a chance to eat this watermelon sorbet. It was light, refreshing, and lovely--the lime was a perfect complement to the watermelon. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful chef as a friend!