3-Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + freezing


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 13, 2023
No ice cream maker is needed to make this easy, 3-ingredient watermelon sorbet recipe. We couldn't keep enough watermelon in the house to keep up with the demand! —Kory Figura, Waverly, Iowa
3-Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Fresh mint leaves, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved; set aside.
  2. In a blender or food processor, process the watermelon in batches until pureed. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in the sugar syrup and lemon juice.
  3. Pour mixture into a 13x9-in. dish; cover and freeze for 8 hours or until firm. Just before serving, puree watermelon mixture in batches until smooth. If desired, garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 184 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.