First use of our ice cream maker
Though it wasn't ice cream that we made. After a friend mentioned she made watermelon sorbet I had to try it. A quick phone call and a trip to the store, I had everything I needed.
From there is needs to get strained in order to have a smooth texture.
The seedless watermelons have been really good lately so I picked up extra and decided to puree most of it for future use. I cut up the watermelon and Hubby made a simple syrup on the stove.
It was cooked in a pot then transferred to the glass bowl to cool it down faster. Hubby then put it in the fridge to get cold. I continued slicing away putting the watermelon chunk into the blender. When I reached 6-7 cups, on it went.
This is the result. It's so delicious I could have drank it all even though it's just pureed watermelon.
I ran it though a fine mesh strainer directly into the simple syrup bowl. I added lime juice and a touch of salt as well. From here you can mix and put it in the fridge to chill.
For me though I had two more watermelons to break down, puree and strain. Yes, they were that good! I strained them into a clean bowl and poured them into 1 quart containers to freeze for later use. I also ended up with 3 quarts of cubed watermelon for eating. Note one of the round seedless watermelons will make one large recipe and then some extra for eating later.
Once it was chilled, I brought up the core from the deep freezer and filled it with the mixture.
Quickly added the mixer part and lid.
I turned it on and walked away for 25 minutes.
It wasn't quite there so I let it go for another 10 minutes. Hindsight, I should have used half the mixture and just saved the other half in the fridge to do a day or two later.
I had started scooping it into containers before I remember to snap a pic, but this is what it looked like. A thick frozen slushy like mixture. It tasted good, but it needed to be put in the freezer overnight.
The next day we had yummy watermelon sorbet (pictured above). I didn't post a recipe because we haven't quite perfected it yet. It was a bit too sweet for my liking from the recipe my friend gave us. Next time, I will cut down on the simple syrup and see how that works. Watermelon is after all already sweet to start with.