At SkinnyMs., we set a high standard for our dessert recipes. Sweet? Check. Creamy? Check. Easy? Check? Low in calories and fat, and full of nutrients? Check! With its sweet, delicious ingredients, ease of preparation, and clean eating goodness, this Watermelon Sorbet recipe meets all of our requirements, and then some.
Sorbet is becoming a staple in freezers and on restaurant menus across the country, and it’s easy to see why. It lacks the fat and calories of frozen desserts that include dairy, such as ice cream and gelato. And it often contains real fruit, which is what makes our watermelon sorbet such a fabulous clean eating treat!
To make this sorbet, we freeze chunks of watermelon and blend them with a bit of lemon juice. Watermelon is a wonderfully healthy fruit that contains enough water to hydrate, as well as vitamins C, A, and B6, and the lycopene often found in red, fleshy fruits. A hint of lemon juice gives a zesty edge to watermelon’s sweetness, resulting in the perfect flavor combination. And the prep couldn’t be easier. All you need are these two easy-to-find ingredients. Chop your watermelon, freeze, and puree! You’ve got a perfect frozen dessert that can be scooped into serving dishes at your next cookout, dinner party, or brunch. It’s versatile and looks great on a plate! Keep this recipe bookmarked for any special occasion, or for those moments when you just need a sweet treat.
Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 86 | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 3 mg | Carbohydrates: 22 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 18 g | Protein: 2 g | SmartPoints: 0
- 1/2 Seedless Watermelon, cut into 1" chunks
- Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
Freeze watermelon chunks overnight. Place frozen chunks and 1 tbsp. of lemon juice into blender. Blend, adding more lemon juice, as needed, until consistency is smooth. Serve and enjoy!
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