Farm & Ranch Living

WATERMELON SORBET

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PREP: 15 min. + chilling PROCESS: 30 min. + freezing MAKES: 1 qt.

Summertime and watermelon go hand in hand. My melon sorbet is fresh and fruity—the perfect frozen dessert.

RACHEL LEWIS DANVILLE, VA

1 cup sugar

½ cup water

3 cups chopped seedless watermelon

1 cup orange juice

2 Tbsp. lime juice

½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, optional

1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring occasional­ly to dissolve sugar. Cool.

2. Place watermelon in a food processor; process until pureed. Add the orange juice, lime juice and cooled syrup; process until blended. Transfer to a large bowl; refrigerat­e, covered, until cold, about 3 hours.

3. Pour into cylinder of ice cream freezer. Freeze according to the manufactur­er’s directions; if desired, add chocolate chips during the last 10 minutes of processing. Transfer sorbet to freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion.

Freeze until firm, 2-4 hours.

½ CUP: 129 cal., 0 fat 0 sat. fat , 0 chol., 1mg sod., 33g carb. 32g sugars, 0 fiber , 1g pro.

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