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Watermelon Vodka Sorbet

This icy granita is a cooling delight on a hot summer day. This is an adults only goody. You can use watermelon vodka for plain vodka if you like. —Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    5 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vodka

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved; set aside to cool.
  • In batches, process the watermelon in a food processor for 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Transfer puree to a large bowl; stir in the lemon juice, vodka and sugar syrup. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Freeze for 1 hour or until edges begin to firm; stir. Freeze 2 hours longer or until firm.
  • Process watermelon mixture in batches for 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Serve immediately or transfer to freezer containers and freeze until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 117 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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  • sgronholz
    Oct 31, 2018

    This sorbet was amazing! I used my homegrown white watermelon and substituted a locally made herbal gin for the vodka…yum! I can’t wait to make it again!