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Watermelon Sorbet

Sorbet is so simple, and so good, and not so bad for you. The first time I fixed this, we were living in Tunisia. It tasted so good on a hot summer’s evening. It will be icy and grainy, not smooth. The Italians call it “granita”.

The watermelon available right now in Kuwait is perfect, so intensely flavorful. Try it!

3 cups water
1 cup sugar
4 cups seeded, chopped watermelon
1/4 cup lime juice

Bring the water and sugar to a boil over high heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool.

In several batches, blend watermelon pieces and sugar syrup in a blender until smooth. Stir in lime juice, chill 2 hours in refrigerator.

Pour into ice cream maker and freeze according to instructions. It’s best if served fresh, so start the ice cream maker when you sit down to dinner, and it will finish just as you are ready for dessert.

EXTRA: You can blend up the leftover watermelon for a delicious refreshing summer drink. Serve with a sprig of mint, if you are growing any.

September 1, 2007 - Posted by | Cold Drinks, Cooking, Kuwait, Recipes, Tunisia


  1. This sounds delicious. I think I will try it soon. Watermelons are popular and available in my part of the Middle East.

    Dedicated Elementary Teacher Overseas

    Comment by elementaryteacher | September 1, 2007 | Reply

  2. just what we need in this heat.

    Comment by jewaira | September 2, 2007 | Reply

  3. J – just walking through the markets right now is a sensual treat – the abundance of fruits, the huge variety of vegetables. You end up buying more than you need of everything,

    Try one of the fruit crisps, too. They are good cold, and served with a little vanilla ice cream!

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 3, 2007 | Reply

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