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Watermelon Cranberry Sherbet

Nothing beats a juicy watermelon in warm summer weather-unless it's this frosty sherbet. A dash of cranberry juice adds a lip-smacking tang to every spoonful. —Jeannie Klugh, Lancaster, PA
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cup cranberry juice, chilled
  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cranberry juice; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Place watermelon in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Add sugar and gelatin mixture; process until blended. Pour into an 8-in. square dish. Freeze for 1 hour or until edges begin to firm. Stir and return to freezer. Freeze 2 hours longer or until firm.
  • Just before serving, transfer to a food processor; cover and process for 2-3 minutes or until smooth.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 152 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Syvonne
    May 2, 2010

    This is really refreshing. However, it's more of a sorbet than a sherbet; as sherbets have some form of dairy product in them (milk, cream, half-and-half, buttermilk, etc).Also, I used about a 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice plus an additional 1 T. sugar in place of the cranberry juice.

  • weesadog
    Jul 16, 2009

    I MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING WRONG BECAUSE IT DID NOT TURN OUT, COULD NOT GET OUT OF THE PAN AWFUL

  • Ms Tric
    Jul 9, 2009

    I have used lemonade in place of the cranbery juice at the same amount. Absolutely grand!

  • maggie hindy
    Jul 9, 2009

    You might try lemon or lime juice but I'm not sure of the amount. All you need to do is give the watermelon some kick.

  • debbieantes
    Jul 9, 2009

    Can anyone suggest an alternative juice to cranberry? I don't always have cranberry juice available.