Watermelon juice has been on the rise lately, being praised by lifestyle bloggers, health and fitness nuts, and even the salespeople in our local farmers market. And it makes sense - you might think that watermelon is nothing but water and fructose, but it's actually an impressively great source of vitamin C, phenolic antioxidants, lycopene (important to the health of your cardiovascular system), vitamin A, and other nutrients.
It all sounds pretty great, but let's be honest - while filling up on salads and countless glasses of watermelon juice, all anyone is actually wishing for on a steamy summer day is a big portion of freezing cold, refreshing ice-cream. If only it would come as guilt-free as those bottles of cold-pressed juice... Well. It does now!
Image and the base recipe by PureWow
About a week ago, we stumbled upon the simplest sorbet recipe ever by PureWow, containing just one(!) ingredient - watermelon. It sounded too good to be true, so we decided to try it out and let us tell you...it's truly pure WOW. It's the most refreshing, simple, guilt-free and satisfying sorbet recipe you'll ever come across. Here's what you do:
- Peel and cube 1 ripe watermelon (remove the seeds if it's not the seedless variety)
- Arrange the cubes on a baking sheet and place it in the freezer
- When the watermelon is fully frozen (after about 2 hours), blend the cubes in batches and spread the mixture in a deep baking dish or anything similar
- Put the dish with the blended watermelon in the freezer again for 1-2 hours, until it becomes scoopable!
Extra game-changing hack:
We absolutely loved the pure watermelon sorbet version, but since we love watermelon and thyme flavor combination, we went ahead and...added some thyme to the sorbet recipe. OH DEAR. It's game-changing.
All you do is mix fresh thyme leaves with the blended watermelon before placing it in the freezer the second time. Our next experiment is going to be adding chocolate chips, mmm.
Try it and let us know which version you like better!
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