Watermelon Sorbet Slices

photo of a Watermelon Sorbet Slice

Even though I adore the mini watermelon sorbet in lime shells I made a few weeks ago, this is another great way to serve watermelon sorbet that takes much less effort.

With summer here, this is a perfect thirst quencher and light dessert.
photo of a watermelon half filled with sorbet
After making the watermelon sorbet you freeze it back in the watermelon shell. If you’re by yourself, you can just directly eat the watermelon sorbet out of the watermelon shell, but if you have company, you can slice it up while it’s still frozen and have watermelon sorbet slices.
close-up photo of a Watermelon Sorbet Slice
This works best with the personalized mini watermelon, so that you have a smaller bowl to put the sorbet in.

Watermelon Sorbet

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

During the summer this is a perfect thirst quencher and light dessert that cute to serve, too!


  • 1 mini personalized watermelon
  • 1/4 cup sugar less if you have a really sweet watermelon
  • 1/8 cup corn syrup
  • mini chocolate chips or chopped chocolate


  1. Slice mini watermelon in half and carefully remove flesh and place into blender. Once the two halves have been scraped clean, set aside. Heat corn syrup and sugar in a small saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Add to watermelon flesh and blend into watermelon juice. 

  2. Pour mixture into ice cream maker and make according to manufacturer instructions, adding chopped chocolate at the end. Scoop sorbet back into watermelon shells. Stud surface of two shells with more chocolate to look like seeds. Freeze for several hours or overnight to set.
  3. When ready to serve, remove watermelon and use a large sharp knife to slice. You can also eat directly with a spoon from the watermelon bowl.

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6 comments on “Watermelon Sorbet Slices”

  1. This is so adorable. I want to try to make this for a future dinner party. I don’t have an ice cream maker though 🙁 Is there a way to improvise if I don’t have the IC maker?

    • Yes there are, though I haven’t done it myself. It’s much more manual labor. I think it involves freezing, then removing every few hours to scrape and refreeze.

  2. What a cute idea! And so simple too. I’m going to try this at my next family BBQ for sure.

  3. That is so cool! I need to get an ice cream maker pronto! 🙂

    I like the presentation in the watermelon shell. Reminds me of how Rendezvous served their mango gelato in a mango half.

    • Yes you should! I think you and TC would have a lot of fun creating your own flavors. I think I got mine for around $40-50 and I’ve used it so many times, so definitely worth it.

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