Tasty Tuesday – Minted Watermelon Sorbet

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our fourteenth  participating post!

We want to apologize for not responding to comments or visiting blogs yesterday.  We may have mentioned a few  bunch of times that Mom’s computer, well, may have existed when the dinosaurs roamed the earth!  We appreciate the length of its usefulness, however, with that DNS virus thingie yesterday, Mom worried…

Anyway, in light of the heat wave blanketing our country, Mom thought a frozen treat could lift the spirits of both bipeds and quadrupeds. Watermelon ranks high on my list of favorite fruits.  Mom provided JJ and I with several tasty tidbits on Sunday evening when she hacked her way through a great big, whole watermelon!  You know what she did yesterday? She SHARED that red fruit with Miss Mary Ann and Auntie Angela.  hmpf.

When Mom made the recipe below, she made it in her Cuisinart Ice Cream maker.  If you do not have one, you can either make the popsicles below or in a granita format.

Minted Watermelon Popsicle

  • 1 1/2 pounds seedless watermelon without the rind, cut into 1-inch dice (about 4 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • Pinch of salt
In a blender, puree the watermelon with the sugar until smooth. Stir in the mint, lemon zest and salt. Pour the puree into 8 popsicle molds or 2 standard ice cube trays (insert popsicle sticks halfway through freezing) and freeze until hard, about 3 hours.
Another great, watermelon, day.