Sonoran Sunset Watermelon Ice Recipe
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Sonoran Sunset Watermelon Ice Recipe

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If you didn’t think watermelon and cilantro could go together in a dessert, this recipe will give you a pleasant surprise! Sprinkle pomegranate seeds and a sprig of cilantro on top for extra flair. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling Process: 10 min. + freezing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling Process: 10 min. + freezing
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 cups seedless cubed watermelon
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • Dash salt

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 100 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.


  1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Cool completely.
  2. Puree watermelon in a blender. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in sugar syrup and remaining ingredients. Refrigerate until cold.
  3. Pour watermelon mixture into cylinder of ice cream maker; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Transfer to freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion. Freeze 4 hours or until firm. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sonoran Sunset Watermelon Ice in Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes Annual 2015, p242

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