Aren’t these adorable?
I’m so excited that it’s almost summer. I don’t even know why since I just have work as usual. But my head is full of summer recipe ideas lately including these mini watermelon sorbet.
These are perfect for a party, bbq, or just a regular summer day.
The sorbet is easy to make and is a great way to use up too much watermelon. The lime shells take a little effort and time to get the flesh completely out. For the seeds, I used chopped chocolate. You can also use mini chocolate chips.
Watermelon Sorbet in Lime Shells
2 cups watermelon juice
1/4 cup sugar (I may reduce this next time because I found it was too sweet)
1/8 cup corn syrup
about 5-6 limes
mini chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
1. Heat corn syrup and sugar in a small saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Blend into watermelon juice. Pour mixture into ice cream maker and make according to manufacturer instructions. Place in freezer to further solidify the sorbet.
2. After sorbet is ready, prepare limes. Slice limes in half, lengthwise. Using a sharp knife, cut into white portion of lime to carve out flesh. Use hands to pry out flesh from lime. If you are in the white area, you should be able to pry it out in one piece and leave shell completely clean. Wash and dry shells before using.
3. Scoop sorbet into limes and smooth surface with a spatula. Add chopped/mini chocolate chips to surface so it resembles watermelon seeds. Smooth out sorbet again. Cover limes with plastic wrap or place in container and refreeze until ready to serve.