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Watermelon Sorbet

July 4, 2015 (Last Updated: October 11, 2020)

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Watermelon is so refreshing on a hot day.  Now just imagine it in a frozen form… Watermelon Sorbet has all the taste of regular watermelon but in a perfect iced form.

A glass dish filled with watermelon sorbet and garnished with a watermelon slice.

This sorbet is super easy to make.  You just need a watermelon, sugar water, and an ice cream maker for churning.  A seedless watermelon is best to use here otherwise you will need to remove all the black seeds first.  For this recipe I used a 1/4 of a regular sized seedless watermelon.  Just chunk it up and throw it into a blender and you get watermelon juice.


Scoops of watermelon sorbet in a margarita glass.

Since this does require some chilling of the juice, churning in an ice cream maker and then freezing, you do want to plan ahead.  Once churned it is best to throw this sorbet in the freezer for at least 2 hours so the sorbet will really set up.  If you freeze it longer, the sorbet will become rock hard.  Just pull out about 5-10 minutes before serving so it can soften just enough for scooping.

Wedges of fresh watermelon on a brightly colored napkin.

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Scoops of a pink sorbet in a glass serving dish.

Watermelon Sorbet

Refreshing watermelon sorbet
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 65 kcal


  • 3 cups watermelon puree
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • To make watermelon puree, place chunks of watermelon into a blender. Puree. For 3 cups of puree, I used 1/4 of a regular sized, seedless watermelon.
  • Put water and sugar in a sauce pan. Heat until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Add sugar water to watermelon puree.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours, until completely cooled.
  • Churn in ice cream maker, following manufactures directions.
  • Store in freezer until ready to eat.


This sorbet is best after placed in freezer for 1-2 hours.
If frozen longer, the sorbet will become very hard. Simply remove from freezer 5-10 minutes before serving so it can soften.


Calories: 65kcalCarbohydrates: 16gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 63mgSugar: 16gVitamin A: 325IUVitamin C: 4.6mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword sorbet recipes, watermelon recipes, watermelon sorbet
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  • Reply
    Fred G
    March 23, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    5 stars
    Great addition for a summer treat

  • Reply
    July 13, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Looks delicious! I might have to try it!

    • Reply
      July 14, 2015 at 5:22 am

      Thanks, Sabrina!

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    Sam @ SugarSpunRun
    July 6, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Believe it or not I’ve never made a sorbet. But I am a huge watermelon fan and I bet I would love this, it looks delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      July 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      Super simple to make. Give it a try!

  • Reply
    July 6, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Yessss! Watermelon sorbet sounds absolutely perfect right now. I love the gorgeous pink color!

    • Reply
      July 6, 2015 at 8:50 am

      It is very refreshing on these hot, hot days!

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    Emanuele @ guyslovecooking
    July 6, 2015 at 6:43 am

    This is why I love summer. You can just get something like this done in a few minutes and it tastes like heaven. Please summer stay longer!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for sharing this simple, yet cute little recipe

    • Reply
      July 6, 2015 at 6:52 am

      You are so right! Thanks!!!

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    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    July 4, 2015 at 9:21 am

    What a lovely and refreshing looking watermelon sorbet! I am on a watermelon kick lately! So would love to give it a try soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      July 5, 2015 at 6:44 am

      Thanks, Anu. I hope you give it a try!

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