Watermelon Chocolate Chip Sorbet Recipe
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Watermelon Chocolate Chip Sorbet Recipe

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Summertime and watermelon go hand in hand. My melon sorbet is fresh, fruity and without the gluten, dairy and eggs you get in other frozen desserts. —Rachel Lewis, Danville, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Process: 30 min. + freezing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Process: 30 min. + freezing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups chopped seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 129 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Cool slightly.
  2. Place watermelon in a food processor; process until pureed. Add orange juice, lime juice and cooled syrup; process until blended. Transfer to a large bowl; refrigerate, covered, 3 hours or until cold.
  3. Pour into cylinder of ice cream freezer. Freeze according to 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 2-4 hours or until firm. Yield: 1 quart.
Originally published as Watermelon Chocolate Chip Sorbet in Taste of Home June/July 2015

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knollbrookcook User ID: 4057123 251785
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2016

"This turned out just fine. It is cold and refreshing. However, our family did not care for it. We decided to eat watermelon as watermelon!!!"

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 232744
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"I made this for Labor Day! I doubled the recipe and cut the sugar into a 1/2 and added some Splenda to the mix. It was very refreshing and not too overly powering sweet. I think I might it as a Popsicle next time."

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