(adapted from A Sweet Pea Chef)
This is a great recipe for little helping hands in the kitchen.
1¼ cup sugar
6-7 cups fresh seedless watermelon chunks. This would be 2 small, personal seedless watermelons, or one large one. (I just enjoy saying personal watermelon!)
3 tbsp. fresh lime juice. This is about three small limes. (Have your kids do the squeezing!)
In a small saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved. Place in a bowl to cool.
Put the watermelon chunks and the lime juice into a blender or food processor. Pulse about 20 times to chop the melon and then process until the watermelon is completely pureed. Press the watermelon through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds and any extra pulp. Combine with the cooled sugar syrup.
Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Pour the watermelon mixture into the freezer bowl of your ice cream maker. Mix until the sorbet has thickened, approximately 25-35 minutes. The sorbet will have soft serve texture. You can enjoy right away or put the sorbet into an airtight container and place in the freezer until firm for about 2 hours.
I like to add small chocolate drops that look like watermelon seeds.
This sorbet is sweet, cool and refreshing. We like that when the mercury is hitting 100!