Watermelon Vodka Sorbet

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + freezing


5 cups

Updated: Oct. 20, 2022
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
Watermelon Vodka Sorbet Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved; set aside to cool.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.